Experience Hope at Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Experience Hope partners with people, schools, and communities to create restorative and trauma-responsive systems. We train, coach, and provide technical assistance so you can build relationships that can withstand and respond to the challenges and tasks of life. We focus on individual and community trauma. The techniques are preventative and can be applied to multiple fields including education, social services, public safety, and advocacy.

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Participate in Peace Academy training.

With St. Mark’s Church, Catholic Charities of the East Bay and our partner organization, CCISCO, we are training students and their parents to use restorative circles and practices. They also receive training in leadership development and community organizing.

Help Us with...

  • Implementing restorative practice programs in schools
  • Mental Health First Aid Trainings
  • Restorative Justice Curriculum and Training for parishes based in Catholic Social Teaching addressing youth incarceration, trauma and how to create welcoming environments.

Ms. Cristina Hernandez
(510) 267-8379

Visit the Diocese's Restorative Justice website

Learn about Catholic Charities of the East Bay's Crisis Response Services