Currently, HopeTree operates 18 DDM Group Homes across Virginia including:
- Salem (4)
- Martinsville (1)
- Fredericksburg (2)
- Richmond (5)
- Abingdon (2)
- Farmville (1)
- Virginia Beach (1)
- Bedford County (1)
- Chase City (1)
Since 1992, HopeTree has offered long-term residential care for adults with developmental disabilities. We encourage continued growth toward individual maximum potential within Christian, community-integrated, home-like environments throughout Virginia. We believe that adults with intellectual disabilities are capable, integral members of the community and can contribute as functional members of society.
All HopeTree DDM homes have private, single occupancy bedrooms, and each resident is encouraged to use their belongings to make their room as comfortable and homelike as possible. Other areas of the home are common areas used by all residents and staff. DDM staff provides assistance, supervision and training. Interaction and communication among residents and staff is important. Every resident’s strengths and abilities are continually assessed, and staff works individually with each resident to provide the supports needed in areas of challenge and areas of desired growth and learning.
A daily routine is established for each resident that provides for consistency and new experiences. Each resident has a plan outlining their support needs. This plan outlines specific outcomes either expressed by the resident or evaluated as an area of support needed for the individual. The plan is used to help each resident progressively strengthen his/her own individual knowledge, skills and independence. Plans may include goals related to personal care, general housekeeping, living skills, social skills, or community integration. The resident is involved in reviewing the goals and objectives at least quarterly.
HopeTree DDM Staff strives to create loving, home-like environments for the individuals we serve. Our 18 facilities allow residents to enjoy life in small home settings within their own communities. DDM staff works with residents to help them enjoy life to its fullest. Residents attend churches within their communities, are encouraged to work where appropriate, and volunteer to help others. In the event that these daily activities are not available or workable for a resident, other daily activities will be developed. DDM staff also plan daily activities to enable residents to enjoy recreation and leisure time. Transportation is provided or arranged by DDM staff. Medical/Health needs and appointments are managed by the DDM staff according to health professional orders and advice.
One of the most important philosophies behind HopeTree’s DDM Program is that the community is the most natural environment for quality living and growth for people who are disabled. DDM group homes are located throughout Virginia because of the help of local ministry partners who have identified the need for Christian services for adults with intellectual disabilities in their communities. We maintain strong ties with churches and other community groups, and strive to develop partnerships that enable DDM to fulfill its most basic mission: to create an environment in which adults with intellectual disabilities can experience the most complete life possible.