Founded by a fellowship of Virginia Baptists in 1890, HopeTree Family Services has a long history of providing care from a Christian perspective. Youth residents are provided with opportunities to participate in regular chapel services here on the Salem Campus as well as out in the community. Small groups on Spiritual Formation are offered for residents as well. Here they discover how their personal story interacts with God and discover the promise God has made to them through his son Jesus. Currently residents participate in community service projects at the Rescue Mission in Roanoke and a local food pantry.
At HopeTree WOODS and HopeTree at Glory Road, weekly chapel services are offered to the residents and events on the Salem Campus are opportunities for Spiritual growth as well.
HopeTree Family Services believes the Developmental Disabilities Ministry truly is a ministry, each DDM home partners with at least one community church to help provide spiritual guidance and growth to each resident. Our residents in the residential support program enjoy monthly Bible studies lead by the Christian Education Director and DDM Day Support staff and have many opportunities to participate in the schedule chapel services for staff and the campus. There are also opportunities for our adult residents to fellowship and worship with our youth. DDM residents also enjoy their opportunities to minister to others by volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, and local nursing homes.
The Christian Education Departments also provides spiritual support to the many staff that serve the clients of HopeTree. Monthly chapel services are provided during the work day for staff as a way to reconnect with God and step away for a time of renewal. Weekly devotions are also written for staff to encourage them as well.
There are many ways to support HopeTree’s Christian Education department:
- Financial gifts give us the greatest flexibility – click here to make a donation.
- Donate books to the Christian Education Library.
- Support our Salem campus photography group. Gently used cameras or designated financial gifts for cameras will go a long way to help our residents find God through the Art of Photography.
- Groups wishing to do service projects may contact our Advancement Department at (540) 389-2112.