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People who support Mt. Hope Family Center know they are helping families make life-altering decisions based on some of the best scientific research in the world; much of it, our own.

As a nationally recognized leader in integrating research with clinical therapy and designing evidence-based intervention and prevention services, your gift helps our work reach beyond Rochester assisting at-risk families in cities and small towns across the country.

Our clinical therapists take research findings directly into the community, helping their children and families improve attitudes and behaviors learned through generations of unhealthy family dynamics and negative community influences. We know the best hope we can offer is intervention and preventative services proven to work and your gift allows us to make this kind of success possible:

“When I first visited Mt. Hope Family Center, I was a single mother of three boys, broke, and struggling with drug addiction. My youngest son, age 3, was afraid when I left the house that I wouldn’t come back, terrified of the dark, and had problems communicating with others, including me. Life was very difficult. I knew I needed help but I was so overwhelmed, and my addiction was more than I could handle on my own. Today, I’m proud to say that I’m 100% clean and sober and my son is now a well-adjusted, outgoing five-year-old. More importantly, he trusts me now. Thank goodness the families in our community have Mt. Hope Family Center if they need it!”

To find out more about Planned Giving, Electronic Funds Transfer or In-Kind Gifts, please contact The Center’s Development Office at 585-275-2991 or

Mt. Hope Family Center is a not-for-profit organization. The University of Rochester’s Office of Advancement processes all our donations and issues gift receipts to place in your tax files. Mt. Hope Family Center does not sell or share its list of donors with other organizations.

Banner Photo Credits: Left Photo © 2005 Anissa Thompson -, Center Photo by Zheng Xue Ping, Right Photo by Paolo Milanesi