Psychology Division Named 2014 Service Honoree by Union Rescue Mission

On Saturday, March 8, the GSEP Psychology Division was recognized for its work with Hope Gardens at the annual Hearts for Hope benefit, Garden of Hope. One of the many services offered by the Union Rescue Mission, Hope Gardens is a place where homeless women and children can go to find shelter, food, clothing, guidance, training, mentoring, and hope for the future.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition, and we are particularly grateful for the opportunity to partner with an outstanding organization like Hope Gardens,” said Robert deMayo, associate dean and MA in Psychology program director. “Our students have not only gained valuable field experience, but have also seen firsthand the importance of giving back to the community.”

For the past six years, GSEP graduate students have provided mental-health services in support of Hope Gardens’ goal to help women transition from homelessness to independence within 12 to 36 months. The center works with various providers to offer long-term rehabilitation programs, services, and spiritual care.

Other honorees included Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Guggenheim Partners.

For more information on the Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens, visit

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