A 50 Year Tradition of Service
Home of Hope opened in 1968 thanks to the vision and determination of three mothers, Jane Hartley, Laura Cupp-Neely and Ruth Smith, fueled by a desire as parents to have their children with developmental disabilities reach their full potential in adulthood. These mothers believed the system of services available for adults with developmental disabilities was inadequate and set out to build a home where their children and others could have opportunities to thrive.
Home of Hope continues to grow to meet the diverse needs of individuals throughout northeastern Oklahoma providing residential, vocational, and educational services to over 250 individuals with more than 600 employees, 200 of whom are men and women with disabilities.
The guiding principles of three mothers with a dream stands true today as Home of Hope strives to help each individual attain independence, freedom to choose, opportunity, growth, and happiness.
Join Us in Making a Difference
We can do more together than most people would imagine. As partners in Hands of Hope, our monthly donors club, you can have a very real impact in the lives of men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All gifts make a difference.
As our partner in this effort, you will receive a Home of Hope stainless steel tumbler showing your membership in our monthly donors club. More importantly, as you receive updates on the work that continues at Home of Hope, you will know that your support is making it happen. Please consider the level of involvement you'd like to have as you become partners in this incredible work.
Fifty for 50 Campaign Underway
Members of the Delaware County Friendship Homes staff and clients helped ring the bell in Jay for the Salvation Army as part of Home of Hope’s Fifty for 50 campaign. As part of their 50th anniversary year, Home of Hope is making a special effort to acknowledge people and organizations in the community who make a difference in lives at Home of Hope by organizing 50 acts of kindness. Neighbor Appreciation Week is just the first of many activities planned in expectation of exceeding the Fifty for 50 goal.