2024 Annual Fundraising Gala Supporting Homes Giving Hope

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 roommates as he has waited, building relationships and community as he anticipates his move back to Rockford.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Go Fund Me page for Trent and who donated specifically to this project. 

Without you, we wouldn’t be here at this place.

Without you, Trent wouldn’t be moving in next month!

Thank you.

Here is Trent’s story . . .

Friends of Homes Giving Hope,

I was born with DiGeorge Syndrome and was in and out of the hospital a lot when I was younger.

I had to have heart surgery as a baby and the doctors told my parents that if I survived, I wouldn’t be able to walk, talk, drive, or live a normal life. I graduated with a High School diploma from Rockford. I was able to attend and graduate from Michigan Career Technical Institute and now hold down a job with Bull

Janitorial Services out of Holt, Michigan. I also have my driver’s license.

While I sometimes struggle with anxiety, and things aren’t always easy in life, what keeps me going is my family, my friends, and my church family. They help me see that my life has a purpose.

I am beyond excited at the possibility of moving back to Rockford to be a part of Homes Giving Hope. Homes Giving Hope helps young adults with disabilities to be able to live independently but still be a part of a group. They plan events, eat meals together, and work to provide a sense of community.

Thank you to Homes Giving Hope for giving me hope as I work towards independence.


Trent Burris