A virtual gala for anyone who's just a little curious

The Hope Virtual Gala
Thursday, April 7th, 2022
6pm - 7pm

We're welcoming you all into our clubhouse, virtually!

Employment Options' mission is to empower individuals and families in mental health recovery to thrive in their communities. Through employment, education, and advocacy programs, we inspire people living with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives by discovering their own potential, skills, and gifts.

The Hope Gala is an evening of celebration during which we recognize individuals with mental health conditions, commemorating their gutsy recovery journeys. The event includes fantastical stories, a whimsical silent auction, and a sprightly awards ceremony.

Dave Seymour, Host/Emcee

The host of the A&E’s reality television show Flipping Boston (2012), CEO of Freedom Venture Investments, and a regular guest on CNBC and the Today Show. Dave mentors students internationally and junior executives, helping to develop the next generation of leaders. He is a strong advocate for mental health and addiction recovery.
JC Monahan, The Hope Award Recipient

Newscaster for NBC Boston, Emmy award-winning journalist, and AMS sealed meteorologist. In 2021, JC courageously opened up to Boston Magazine, in its article JC Monahan: Breaking My Silence, about her experience living with depression and anxiety and how it has impacted her life.

The Hope Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies courage and resiliency by openly sharing about his/her own personal mental health journey, and demonstrating the strength of those who live with mental health conditions.
Work Without Limits, The Toni A Wolf 'Power of Change' Award

Work Without Limits is an initiative of Commonwealth Medicine, the consulting and operations division of UMass Chan Medical School. WWL’s goal is to position Massachusetts as the first state in the nation where the employment rate of people with disabilities is equal to people without disabilities.

The 'Power of Change' Award highlights a local individual, group, or business that has put forth extraordinary efforts to assist those with mental health conditions and has been a committed partner to our organization.

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