Tools 4 Hope

Tools for Hope is a comprehensive personal skills and vocational training program with an emphasis on teaching carpentry and job preparedness skills while also providing therapeutic supports, supervision, and instruction in Independent Life Skills (ILS). The T4H model is designed to help young adults 18-35 who have struggled with success in independent living, including those with and without mental health or substance abuse issues....Read More.

Recipes 4 Hope

Learning long-lasting culinary skills.

Recipe for Hope is the newest program at Josh's Hope and it's offered in partnership with Midway Community Kitchen in Chapel Hill. This is an inclusive program and not limited to young adults with mental illness. The program design is a five-week curriculum meeting twice weekly, three-hours per session for a total of 30-hours....Read More.

Indefinitely on hold due to COVID-19. Check back later for more info.

This program is supported in part by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department

Foundations 4 Hope

Foundations for Hope (F4H) program at Josh’s Hope Foundation, Inc., (JHF), established in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department in collaboration with Troy Manns, Peer Support Specialist certified in Substance Disorders counseling.


F4H is an evidence-based model utilizing peer support to motivate recovery among inmates at the Orange County Detention Center (OCDC) who have substance abuse and/or mental health issues. A certified peer support specialist and substance disorder specialist facilitates peer recovery support groups at the OCDC twice weekly...Read More.

Family Hope

Community Workshops & Parent Support

*Due to COVID-19, all workshops have moved to a virtual format. One-on-one parent support is still available, as well as online support via the Facebook private group or virtual meetings. Contact for details.*

Josh's Hope offers support to parents raising young adults with mental health conditions in both groups and one-on-one sessions to help them navigate the realm of adult services. Workshops on a variety of topics aimed at educating and informing parents on different aspects of services are also provided four to six times annually.

Expressive Arts Time

*Due to COVID-19, Expressive Art Time gatherings are temporarily on hold*

Recognizing that stress can be a major factor in some households, Family Hope also offers bi-monthly expressive arts therapy classes which provide participants an outlet of creative expression and support. Offered on second Saturdays in February, April, June, August, October and December, 10:00am-12:00n at the Josh’s Hope Cedardell facility in north Hillsborough, the expressive arts classes are fee-based, typically just $10 per class. Advance registration required.

*Family Hope activities for 2019-2020 have been made possible in part due to funding from the former Stand By Me NC organization.

Climbing Hope

Climbing Hope is a summer enrichment program which offers opportunities for engagement with an audience of transition-age young adults, primarily 16 to 24-years-old, who struggle with emotional-behavioral challenges, substance use or general lack of motivation to improving their outcomes. The program is only offered during summer break and incorporates a variety of activities to inspire and motive this younger population, including components of futures planning, outdoor adventures such as hiking, canoeing, fishing or rock climbing, training in use of carpentry tools and completion of a woodworking project, expressive art time and more. The ultimate goal of Climbing Hope is to instill a sense of pride, self-confidence, self-advocacy and leadership interest in participants. The program is offered as weekly sessions in July and is fee-based.​