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  • Supporting people with developmental and other disabilities by promoting choices, independence, and a meaningful way of life.

    While history books tell us all Americans have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, for one in five Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieving these goals isn’t easy.  Sadly, people with disabilities have historically been denied many basic rights others enjoy.  Much progress has been made to change policies and prejudice but there is much work left to do.   Please join Home of Hope as we make significant differences in the daily lives of the 250 people we serve and continually strive to advance the dream of our two founding mothers to assure all men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a place to call home, a place of friendship, a place of purpose, and a place where their needs come first. 

  • 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.


  • Meet Janet

    It was 1958, and the world was still struggling with how to handle racial and ethnic differences.  It definitely had not made any place yet for men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   Janet was born into this world, and her story is the story of thousands of other men and women who face and conquer the same challenges every day.

    More of Janet's story..

  • Mark your calendar for 50th Anniversary Gala

    Details for the June 9 Home of Hope Anniversary Gala are coming together and tickets will be on sale soon.  The Gala will be a grand event at Shangri-La Resort on Monkey Island, Grand Lake O' the Cherokees.  We are pleased to announce confirmation of Frank Stephens (video below) will be a keynote speaker.

  • Frank Stephens speaks to congress

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  • National companies recruit autistic workers