The Hope for Families Center welcomes Dr. Diana L. Grossi as Executive Director, and Mr. Brad Upham as Chief Financial Officer for the agency.

Dr. Grossi earned her Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN, her Master of Arts degree from Chicago State University, and doctorate from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois.  Dr. Grossi served as Executive Director of a State of Illinois Department of Education Agency.  Her offices provided support and services to approximately 275 schools and 146,000 students in southern Cook County, Illinois.  She was an Associate Professor at Argosy University, Chicago in the Psychology and Education doctoral programs.  She was an adjunct faculty member for National Louis University, Concordia University and Governors State University, all in the Chicagoland area.  Dr. Grossi also served as trustee for Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Il.

Brad Upham, CFA, is the owner of Rock Willow Energy LLC, a trading and brokerage company focused on marketing energy-related commodities.  He helped launch and manage successful start-up companies in a variety of areas including the commercial cleaning product and wholesale food industries.  He has worked in the telecommunications and public relations fields with Cable & Wireless and APCO Worldwide.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BA in Russian History from the University of Chicago.  He received his MBA from George Washington University.

They are dedicated to see The Hope for Families Center and its residents succeed. We welcome them to our leadership team.  Their ability to work together toward our core mission further strengthens our foundation.

The Largest "Extended" Family Center in the entire Treasure Coast

Twenty-Five Years of Serving the Homeless

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A Second Chance Thrift Store and Training Center

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A Second Chance Thrift Store and Training Center sells new and gently used vintage, designer, and everyday items for the whole family at super-affordable prices!  

We hand select each item that goes on our sales floor to make sure it is suitable for reuse and meets our quality and cleanliness standards.  

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