Mr. Thomas Hicks is the Executive Director for Helping Other People through Empowerment Inc. (H.O.P.E). H.O.P.E. is a consumer run wellness and recovery peer-support program, with the mission to provide a safe and stigma free environment to individuals who are in need of or denied services because of disabilities. H.O.P.E services include life skills training, advocacy services, individual mailboxes, phone computer and internet use, meals, use of the shower, group planned activities and a serenity room. Mr. Hicks is active in several community activities and is the recipient of numerous awards.