"Hope House opened their doors for Rosie, and I believe that the positive changes in her behavior are due in large part, to the excellent care that your staff is providing to my daughter." Hope House Parent
"My autistic son was terribly isolated from peers and the local community before moving to Hope House (Ranchito). Today, my husband and I are moved to tears when we see how comfortable and relaxed our son is in his new home with his housemates. He loves the Ranchito Home. The program is all about empowering the individual residents to be independent in every way possible." Ranchito House Parent
"Our son Raymond was born in 1982, with multiple significant developmental challenges and the doctors told us he might not survive leaving the hospital, but they encouraged us to take him home and love him while we could.
Three years later, they upgraded his foreseeable lifespan to 10 years or so, but Raymond's self-abusive behavior and other issues were becoming just too much for us to handle on our own.
Through a good friend and neighbor, the Lord led us to Hope House, where Raymond was admitted as their youngest-ever residential client to experience and learn life skills, behavior coping strategies and situation-appropriate special education and occupational therapy.
For the past 33 years he has flourished and grown while living within the Hope House organization of very experienced and caring people, and professionally staffed residential homes. As a result, it's clear that Raymond's life potential is now virtually limitless.
We thank God every day for Hope House and the work of its tireless and endlessly positive administrators and staff, who every day help Raymond and his fellow developmentally challenged clients to achieve their highest possible life potential and their place in society." Ray and Rita Jackson
"We feel so blessed to have Douglas at Hope House (Ranchito). We are getting too old to make the trip often, but when we have visited we have been impressed by the cleanliness of the surroundings, the personalization of his care and the serene atmosphere. I'm sure at times it can be chaotic but we have dropped in unannounced severaltimes and found it a happy place. Thanks to your caring and capable staff." Dorrie Keith, Douglas' mom
“Every time I see my son he seems to be more mature and more independent. He is functioning at a level I really never thought possible. My son has thrived since moving to Hope House. Letting my child live outside my home was probably one of the hardest choices of my life. At home, Connor was not getting the quality of life he deserved and I was constantly worried if he was going to hurt himself….besides Connor’s aggressive and self-abusive behaviors he also has a number of medical issues, one of which was not diagnosed until he was able to see the proper doctors at Hope House….he is doing well now. Our visits are calm and my son seems more comfortable in his skin than ever before…it’s as if he finally fit in!” Jessica, Connor's mom
"The kind, well-trained and patient staff at Hope House (Cedar) works every day to help my son develop the skills to participate in the community." Cedar House Parent
"They truly take the time with each child…they plan fun activities for all the children, no matter their age and developmental disability at Hope House and in the community…even on their days off.” Parent
“My brother, Raymond, was first cared for at Hope House. He now lives in Schmidt House (which is part of Hope House). I want to take care of the organization that takes care of him.” Julie