The New Hope Model

Proven help for high risk children and multi-problem families.


This Atlanta, 4-year demonstration/research service employed comprehensive case management with families and communities.


The research results showed significant benefits to children and families using goal-based methods.


The design benefited from Elsbeth Schorr's study "Within Our Reach".


The New hope special features are:

YFlower A case manager for each family

YFlower A service plan created by the family, the team and the community

YFlower Five key standards for quality assurance

YFlower High collaboration with community agencies

YFlower Continuous internal and independent evaluation of service and results

YFlower A unique team that supported one another

YFlower A spiritual dimension that respects faith choices of all


To extend New Hope, the following training workshops and manuals were prepared:


Case Management

by Beverly Ellis MSW and Mary Lewis MA


Case Evaluation

by Dr. Richard Hitchcock PHd


Supervision - Servant Leader Style

by Robert Shaw MSW


Building and Leading Teams

by Gary Wetherbee MA


Recruiting and Supervising Volunteers

by Shona Munson MSW