Esperanza’s Homes of Hope, LLC

About Us



Esperanza’s Homes of Hope, LLC opened in 2015. It is a family-run business that grew from 24 years of experience by Esperanza Tapia, the owner of North Cordoba Manor and namesake of this business. Ms. Tapia is the mother of this home’s licensee, and was the inspiration behind Esperanza’s Homes of Hope. Ms. Tapia has taught others through the years the value of serving those in need. There is no greater reward than giving your life to help others.

We have 23 years of good rapport with Community Care Licensing as well as with our community.

Our Goals

Program Methods

Esperanza’s Homes of Hope is designed to address two major areas: Management of Maladaptive / Aggressive Behaviors and Personal Skill Building. Consumers with behavioral issues and / or a history of numerous placements present a unique challenge. By addressing the area of Personal Skill Building in concurrence with Management Of Maladaptive/Aggressive Behaviors, the maladaptive can be replaced with Life skills that will help decrease the consumer’s dependence on paid staff and pave the way to a lower level of care.

Behavior Management Program

All programs are non-aversive, positive modification of maladaptive behaviors which reinforce responsible behavior to life experiences. The program’s aim is a reduction of maladaptive/aggressive behaviors.

After a 30 day review period, the behavior consultant will write a behavioral assessment based on both historical information and current information. The ID team will meet to develop behavioral objectives across settings (home, family, day program etc.) and representatives from all settings will be invited and expected to participate.

Each behavioral objective will be specific and measurable. The plan will identify known antecedents and triggers, specify appropriate interventions and reinforcements, Facility staff will im0lement the plan and collect data according to methods stated in the Plan. Program staff will record data daily as instructed in plan.

Behavioral programming will be built into everyday activities in the most natural setting available. In doing so, consumers will make positive changes in a variety of settings and environments, thus enabling them to transfer the skill when new situations arise.

All methods will be pro-active and non-aversive and under the regular monitoring of the behavioral consultant and Administrator.

In keeping with the concept of normalization, consumers are encouraged to participate in their own programming and goals. It is believed that by taking control of their lives, consumers will decrease maladaptive behaviors as their needs are being met through socially acceptable means.

Behavioral interventions will correspond with behavior as follows:

  1. If consumer / resident displays anxiety, staff will attempt to alleviate anxiety by discussing the source and coming up with a solution to anxiety. If no solution is available, staff will offer coping strategies such as journaling, deep breathing and listening to music to alleviate anxiety.
  2. If consumer / resident questions the alternative coping strategies, staff will answer questions in a non judgmental supportive manner.
  3. If consumer / resident exhibits loss of rationale as indicated by challenging questions (who do you think you are, etc), staff will set boundaries by verbally redirecting consumer resident to use coping strategies.
  4. If consumer / resident escalates to loss of control as exhibited by displaying maladaptive behaviors such as screaming, stomping and any other outbursts that do not threaten bodily harm to the consumer / resident or those in the environment, staff will remain calm and allow the individual to expend the energy. Staff not directly dealing with the consumer/resident will remove any potential audience by redirecting them and engaging them in other activities.
  5. If the consumer / resident creates the potential for bodily harm either to self or others in the environment, staff will use a standing control position as taught by a qualified instructor. The control position will be standing only and will neutralize arms and legs as potential weapons as well as give staff control of the center of gravity to prevent the aggressive individual from hurting themselves or others.
  6. If the staff are unable to facilitate the control position for any reason, emergency services shall be notified when injury, potential for serious harm or gross property damage appear imminent.
  7. Emergency services shall be 911 and / or the PERT team if available to the participant.
  8. Under no circumstances will residents / consumers be used as additional personnel or in any way assist in behavior interventions.
  9. In all cases of physical intervention, an incident report will be filed with Regional Center and Community Care Licensing along with a phone call to both agencies within 24 hours.

Our Location

Esperanza’s Homes of Hope
13706 Whispering Meadows Ln.
Jamul, CA 91935
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  (619) 825-6159
  (619) 303-3055

Our Values

  • Respect for all individuals
  • Quality care services
  • Advocacy for the wellbeing of individuals
  • Uncompromising integrity
  • Strict adherence to professional standards

Our Philosophy

ESPERANZA’S HOMES OF HOPE is committed to providing a home for persons with developmental disabilities in which services are based on each resident’s needs, interests, values, lifestyle, cultural background, family, spirituality, and dreams. We support the team approach to identify their needs and goals, in order for them to lead the most independent and productive life possible. Our aspiration is to provide a safe and caring place where each consumer is treated with dignity and respect and each would be comfortable to call the residence “my home.”