Friday, July 17, 2009
California Pools of Hope, Inc.
The mission of California Pools of Hope is to promote wellness and improve the quality of life for individuals with health needs in an accessible, warm-water aquatic facility.
For many disabled children, adults and the elderly, hope is spelled "C P H" California Pools of Hope. CPH is dedicated to promoting wellness and improving the quality of life to the underserved that include the disabled, injured, elderly, and children/youth.
California Pools of Hope, Inc. history began in 1956 with the support of the community, a dedicated civic leader (Evelyn duPont) and a small backyard pool. Ms. duPont had developed polio as an adult and was rehabilitating through aquatic therapy. Her rehabilitation inspired her to open her pool to provide free swim lessons to children with disabilities.
In 1963, the organization was incorporated and purchased an outdoor pool facility located at 6801 Long Beach Boulevard, in Long Beach, CA. In 1977, a major renovation was completed to enclose the facility allowing for year-round usage. The not for profit corporation later became the California Pools for the Handicapped and in 1996, the California Pools of Hope, Inc. (CPH).
6801 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Phone: (310) 537-2224