About Us

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MISSION: The Hope Project’s mission is to support and provide family-based services to families that will promote and empower families towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

VISION: The Hope Project’s vision is that every family has the opportunity and tools to reach their highest potential in achieving a greater level of quality of life through inclusion and integration of all active participants.

OUR TEAM

Kimberly Holiday

Community Living Support Specialist

Kimberly Holiday lives her life transparently, using only her smile as her logo and marketing Joy as her brand!  She holds a degree in Social Psychology and Early Childhood Education.  Known, to most as LadyJoy, she is the on-air radio personality at KAZI 88.7FM. Kimberly creates global platforms via radio, workshops and motivational speaking.  In addition, Kimberly is a published book author and youth peer support specialist. Networking comes natural for Kimberly. Gifted with many talents, she is a divine vessel for her passion to build people through genuine collaboration. Her joy, you will find instantly contagious, a reflection for others to know that they, too, can live with the potential for more joy, regardless of life’s circumstances.

Camille Clark, LMSW

Community Living Support Specialist

My name is Camille Clark and I’ve had the privilege of serving youth and families in the Austin area for the last 15+ years.  Much of this work has addressed youth dealing with trauma and/or mental health challenges.  As a parent of a child with such challenges, I’ve become quite familiar with the services and resources available in the community.  I can also relate to the isolation that often comes with the territory.  I’m a native Texan who moved to Austin to attend UT where I received a Master’s degree in Social Work and then chose to stay in this great city as an advocate for community health and healing.

Alexis Harrison

Community Living Support Specialist

My name is Alexis Harrison and working with The Yes Waiver Program of Texas for approximately three years. I am honored to work as a CLS facilitator with The Hope Project of Central Texas to provide a continuum of services and supports for families with youth who have serious mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. I provide short-term, comprehensive home and community-based mental health services to caregivers and children and youth at risk of institutionalization or out-of-home placement due to their serious emotional disturbance. I graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Master’s in Public Administration and a minor in Organizational Performances on June 1, 1997. I graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling on May 13, 2018.

Cymone Perkins

Mentor/Community Living Support Specialist

Cymone Perkins is a Youth Mentor here at The Hope Project of Central Texas. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX. Cymone was born and raised in Houston, Tx. however, moved to Round Rock, Tx. and graduated from Stony Point High School. During her undergrad Cymone participated in hosting Community Forums, Restorative Justice Circles as well as House Meetings at Huston-Tillotson University. She has a background of volunteering and working with disabled youth as well as mentoring. Cymone is also a certified Yoga Instructor and looks forward to becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Jackie Draper

Community Living Support Specialist

Jackie holds a Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University, with an emphasis in trauma work, PTSD. My passion in the mental health profession comes from a personal triumphs and experiences.
I am also the mother of a wonderful child with special needs. I love to work with parents special-needs children, and health education and deal with being a parent of a special needs. I believe in treating the whole mind body and soul.

James Harrison

Community Living Services

My name is James Harrison. I am a Community Support Specialist for the Hope Project.  I graduated from Texas A&M University Central Texas with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I also graduated from University of South Carolina with Bachelors in Business Administration.  I have a passion for working with families from all aspects of life.  I was enlisted in the army for 10 years as a Signal Support Specialist. I have been working as a counselor since 2016. I am currently working as a Transitional Age Youth Qualified Mental Health Professional in Waco, Texas. My work experience has been in various positions. I worked as a Career counselor at Workforce Solutions in Austin, TX. I also worked as a Mental Health Clinician at the Marlin Unit Prison. I have training in SAMA, First Aid, and CPR. I look forward to incorporating my skills as well as working in a team atmosphere to provide community support for families.

Amanda Dodd

Community Living Services

As a Community Living Specialist with The Hope Project, I partner with families to help them right where they are.  You’ll find our time to be collaborative and purposeful.  While I spend time teaching skills to manage emotions and educating about mental health concerns, I believe that information must be put to practice and I do that by helping individuals and families develop strong bonds and connections within their community.  I do this in a myriad of ways such as connecting with nature; through activity and gardening and volunteer work within the community.  There is a strong connection between service and positive mental health; I look forward to sparking and strengthening the connection within the community.

Lindsay Clegg

Community Living Services

My name is Lindsay Craig and I am a counseling intern with the Hope Project. I’m a new mother with a beautiful baby boy. I grew up in Philadelphia, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I moved to San Diego where I made my transition into the world of mental health. I spent some time working as an ABA therapist helping children with autism and returned to college to become a counselor. I’ve spent the last few years working on my Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s degree with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Growing up with a brother who has ADHD, I have seen him struggle to find balance in a world that often feels like it wasn’t designed for him. Although I am still new to the Austin area, I am proud to offer my care and support to the great people of Central Texas through the Hope Project.

Dom Martin

Community Living Services

My name is Dom Martin. I graduated from Texas A&M University Central Texas with a Bachelors in Sociology and Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I was born and raised in Germany and am very passionate about advocating for families with multicultural backgrounds. I am a retired veteran and come from a family with a history of military service. I am a father of four, and have spent most of my time in training working with adolescents and childhood trauma. In My free-time I enjoy hiking, gardening, and gaming. 

Breanna Cardenas

Community Living Specialist

My name is Breanna and I currently attend Texas A&M University-Central Texas in pursuit of my master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Psychology. I currently hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology also from Texas A&M University-Central Texas. I am originally from Chicago, IL and moved to Texas when the military brought me here. When I am not counseling, I am at home with my husband, kids, goats, and dogs.

Latondria Fair

Human Resources Specialist

My name is Latondria Fair, working as a Human Resources Specialist with The Hope Project of Central Texas. I have 12 years of experience in Human Resources working mostly in the areas of recruitment and employment, human resources information systems, and benefits administration. I am very familiar with payroll, staff training, recruitment, and financial document support. I am dedicated to my job and abilities to take care of our employees.

Next Steps...

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