Thirteen area athletes representing Home of Hope in Vinita and subsidiary Delaware County Friendship Homes (DCFH) in Jay will be headed to Seattle this week to represent Special Olympics Oklahoma in the 2018 USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Only 36 athletes and unified partners were chosen for Team Oklahoma based on dedication, enthusiasm, and love for Special Olympics.
Did you know if every American would recycle his or her newspaper just one day a week, it would save about 36 million trees a year? One of the region’s largest recycling programs is operated by Home of Hope in Vinita and Claremore. The recycling program ranges from newspapers and cardboard to batteries, motor oil and electronics. What makes Home of Hope’s program unique is that the staff of the recycling operation is comprised of 19 individuals with developmental and other disabilities along with six job coaches.
Home of Hope celebrated National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week last week in honor of direct support professionals who provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our area.