Who We Are
Hope Lives - Vive La Esperanza is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit Peer/Community Run Organization, established in 2010. We are a multicultural community service agency whose purpose is to address the growing barriers to care for undeserved populations and communities.
Our Specialty Support Services
Forensic Peer Support
Hope Lives - Vive la Esperanza actively integrates Forensic Peer Support Specialists to provide direct peer support services in:
City of Phoenix Municipal Court – Behavioral Health Court
City of Tempe Municipal Court – Mental Health Court
City of Glendale Municipal Court – Mental Health Court
City of Chandler Municipal Court – Mental Health Court
Maricopa County Superior Court – SMI Probation Mental Health Court
Coconino County Mental Health Court (Flagstaff)
City of Flagstaff DUI/Drug Court
Additional services include community reentry planning from jail/ prison in the identified counties above and reentry whole housing kits.
Supported Employment Program
Hope Lives - Viva la Esperanza provides competitive employment/ job development and job training in fields such as janitorial/ custodial, clerical/ executive assistant, library industries, jewelry manufacturing/ design. We also help in job placement and provide job coaching.
Survivors of Suicide Peer Support Groups
Hope Lives - Vive la Esperanza facilitates this group on the Phoenix and Flagstaff campuses. This group remains consistent to the adherence of the Peer Support Whole Health Model and the peer support continuum of care. We provide educational/ awareness/ prevention learning materials. Group dialogue and activities are kept confidential and all participants are respected regarding their culture, values and beliefs.