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Lights of Hope

“Once you choose HOPE, anything’s possible.”

Born and raised in Ethiopia. I earned my B.A. Degree in Administration & Social Science from Addis Ababa University. I came to the United States in 2000. Living in United States has provided me with opportunities to grow and develop, both personally and professionally.

Through much of my career, I have been directly involved with adults with disabilities. My roles as Program Manager in Adult Day Program, as well as Direct Care staff as a Support Specialist and Special Aide has been particularly rewarding. From these experiences I have remained sensitive to participants’ unique capabilities. I provide individualized support and collaborate with each participant’s Circle of Support. Every participant is able to determine and achieve his or her personal goals.

Throughout my journey, I have developed skills, knowledge, and experiences with adults who have intellectual disabilities. My vision is to combine my knowledge and experience with my passion, expertise and heartfelt compassion.

      Mitachew Abebe
Program Director/CEO

Lights of Hope Staff

A commitment to ethical practices and local partnership is inherent to the Lights of Hope Community Integration Program. Our support staff is committed to the highest standards of participant services, reliability, and integrity.