- R. Steven Bailey
- Julie J. Bailey
- Lynn Giddens, Ph.D.
- Marty Jarrell
- Sue Jarrell
- Devin Giddens
- Ryan Edwards
Josh's Hope Foundation, Inc.
Josh’s Hope is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization working in central North Carolina. We help young adults with serious mental health issues and their caregivers identify available resources and develop a plan to successfully transition to adulthood. Our focus is on youth ages 18-25 – a population often underserved when it comes to mental health services and community supports.
We seek to:
• Improve access to mental health systems for transitioning young adults
• Raise awareness about mental health issues
• Work to reduce the stigma that surrounds young people with mental illness
• Partner with organizations in Central North Carolina working on mental health and substance-abuse issues to close the gaps in programs and services for youth
• Link young people and their caregivers to residential housing assistance
• Provide training and resources for caregivers to access available resources
• Link mental health agencies with substance-abuse prevention agencies
• Provide job- and life-skills training for young adults with mental-health conditions
Josh's Hope Foundation, Inc., was established in memory of Joshua McCabe Bailey who was murdered July 29, 2008. He had lifelong mental health issues and learning disabilities, as well as recurring substance-abuse issues in the last two years of his life. Like many people living with mental illness, Josh’s disabilities made him vulnerable to victimization.
Josh was 20 years old at the time of his death. He was struggling to transition to adulthood and independent living but the obstacles were many and the community supports were few.
- Tools For Hope (0 Comments)
December 17, 2012
In spring 2013, Josh’s Hope Foundation, Inc. (JHF), is launching Tools for Hope (T4H), a vocational trade experience and on-the-job training program. The model is designed to help young adults, ages 18-26, living with a mental health condition or co-occurring... Read more >
- Volunteers/Interns (0 Comments)
May 7, 2011
Are you a self-described "geek?" Do you have mad skillz in creating and managing databases? How about HTML coding and creating websites using WordPress? Josh's Hope needs help in developing a web-enabled database, as well as help redesigning and migrating... Read more >