New Hope Community Featured on Viewpoint

Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid logo

Improving Communities Through Care
and Compassion
on Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid

New Hope Community was thrilled to be contacted by the documentary series, Viewpoint with Host Dennis Quaid, in the fall of 2023, and invited to share our story, our mission, and the impact we are making on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With its premier in March 2024, this segment will be broadcast on public television stations in all 50 states for a full year – reaching an estimated 60 million households through the program’s run. Additionally, a corporate identity segment will be emailed to a targeted one million regional members, and a one-minute educational “commercial” will air during primetime hours on networks including Discovery Channel, Lifetime, CNN Headline News, Learning Channel, History Channel, Bloomberg, and CNBC.

During the segment, we had the privilege to tell the story of the role New Hope Community plays in improving communities through care and compassion. Interviews featuring Chief Executive Officer Debra McGinness; Chief Operating Officer Karen Russell; Assistant House Manager Arion Gjeka; Resident Dean; Resident and Hope Farm Assistant Tara; Sullivan BOCES District Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer Robert Dufour Ed.D.; Resident and Board Member Walter*; and Walter’s sister Susie Busing-Madden. These folks showcase how New Hope Community is building neighbor-to-neighbor relationships and collaborative partnerships that recognize the unique and special value of all of us while fostering choice and independence.

*In loving memory of Walter Madden, 1958 – 2024