2024 Annual Fundraising Gala Supporting Homes Giving Hope

Our Residents Are Empowered and Achieving Independence

Making a decision to move into one of our homes can feel intimidating. But it doesn’t have to. Read how our residents are thriving living at Homes Giving Hope.

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Meet Our Resident Assistant

Meet Our Resident Assistant

"My name is April and I am the resident advisor at Homes Giving Hope.  I attended Ferris State University where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Psychology.  I work full-time as a psychometrist at Pine Rest where I administer psychological...

Our Story

Our Story

The Dream In the fall of 2019, Kay Wood was invited to visit a former student who was living at Benjamin's Hope in Holland.  To her surprise, not only did she visit Lisa, but also encountered another former student and had the heartwarming privilege of sitting in...

Welcome Trent!

Welcome Trent!

Welcome Trent! Trent has waited patiently since last spring for the construction to be complete in the guys house, allowing for one more resident to move in.  Our guys house will be complete with 4 residents and a RA. Trent has been getting to know his new...

Growing Realities

Growing Realities

When God calls you, He equips you!  And/or . . . He brings people along who are equipped.  At the heart of our ministry, God is the Founder, the Leader.  He knows what we have needed at every turn, and has provided. He has proven Himself to be faithful.  We are...

Blog from Meghan

Blog from Meghan

Meghan's Blog Series An Inside Peek at our Women's Home Have you ever wondered how we rise to the challenge of meeting all the likes/dislikes and dietary restrictions for our women's home? Every week at Homes Giving Hope the RA and the residents help come up with a...

Mother/daughter – changes in their relationships

Mother/daughter – changes in their relationships

"One great thing about having Anna live at Homes Giving Hope is the way it has changed our relationship." ~ Jan For Jan, Anna's mother, she can enjoy Anna’s fun-loving personality even more now that it is unhindered by the parental authority role.  She can be Anna’s...

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Until this year I didn’t know there was such a thing as “Christmas in July”. When I heard about it I thought “that’s a little strange” but I loved it too because who doesn’t love Christmas? So me and my roommates at “Homes Giving Hope” decided to celebrate Christmas...

Welcome Bella!

Welcome Bella!

Bella came to us as a graduate of Byron Center High School.  She received her High School diploma and had been working full-time in childcare across town.  Upon her move to Homes Giving Hope, she has decided to seek new employment in the Rockford area in either senior...

How Our Relationship has Changed (mother/daughter)

How Our Relationship has Changed (mother/daughter)

"Kiersten and I are the queens of selfies, so we have plenty of shots together (she’s the only one left that enjoys doing this with me, HAHAHAHA)." ~Jen "I love time with my mom but like that I am independent and get to do things now with friends. I no longer have to...

I’m glad I did it!

I’m glad I did it!

Last night, on August 23, Homes Giving Hope had a meeting at the Plainfield Township to get approval to build more houses on our lot. It was both nerve wracking and exciting listening and waiting in anticipation of what the trustees would say about the ministry....

Straight from the Heart of a Parent

Straight from the Heart of a Parent

"Little did we know in October of 2020 when we started this journey of Kiersten gaining her independence what a blessing it would be not only for her but for our entire family."  ~ Jen, Kiersten's mom FROM NO HOPE TO A LIFE OF HOPE: When Kiersten was in middle school,...

Homes Giving Hope:  What, Who and How

Homes Giving Hope: What, Who and How

WHAT WE DO Homes Giving Hope provides housing options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who cannot live on their own without light support. We exist to provide options for those still living at home with their aging parents, those...

Giving Someone the Gift of Hope

Giving Someone the Gift of Hope

Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to live at Homes Giving Hope. It was a great first experience to live independently.  I have grown so much (and so have my parents!)  One thing I have learned is how to  manage and take care of a pet.  I love Ryder...

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