At the heart of all of our supportive services is professional care and treatment for the whole person, including body, mind and spirit.

The Psychology of Hope

The psychology of hope is the foundation of our ministry of service and healing. Hope allows people to approach life’s challenges with a mindset and strategy that is suitable to success. It empowers people to reach their goals and celebrate their dreams.

Hope is not just a feel-good emotion, but rather a dynamic cognitive motivational approach to living. With hope there is not a mountain too high to climb, no valley to wide to cross, no obstacle that cannot be overcome!

Hope is the belief that miracles do happen, change is possible and transformation can flourish.

As we continue this adventure we call life, we need to open our hearts. Move beyond our fears and remember that hope does not abandon us, we abandon hope.

Father Francis Pizzarelli, SMM, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW
Executive Director-Founder/CEO
Hope House Ministries


1) Psychology of Hope: You Can Get Here from There, by C. R. Snyder (positive psychology specialist)

2) The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism, by Martin E. P. Seligman (positive psychology founder)

2) On Hope, by Pope Francis