HopeTree Awarded Grants from Multiple Foundations

Jun 18, 2024 | 0 comments

Grant contributions awarded for HopeTree programs that enhance quality of life for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and expand educational programs.

SALEM, Va. (June 18, 2024) – HopeTree Family Services, a leader in mental and behavioral health services, is proud to announce they have won received grants from multiple foundations that will assist with various projects to enhance HopeTree programs. Beneficiary programs include the Development Disabilities Ministry (DDM) and HopeTree Academy.

A grant won through The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region will provide funding for updates designated for the Kelly Home, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based DDM group home for adults with intellectual disabilities. Proceeds from this grant will go toward renovation projects that will enhance the quality of life for the home residents including painting and trim updates. Additionally, a grant won through the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia will fund a back-up generator for the Horne Home in Martinsville, Virginia. This project supplies a much-needed secondary power supply, to ensure residents’ comfort.

“The DDM program through HopeTree Family Services wishes to express our gratitude for the long-standing support and collaboration with The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region and The Community Foundation Serving Western Virgina,” said Kristen West, Director of HopeTree’s Developmental Disabilities Ministry. “These investments in the DDM program demonstrate their continued dedication to the legacy of service for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We look forward to continuing our relationship and are deeply appreciative for these investments.”

The Kelly and Horne Homes are part of HopeTree’s Development Disabilities Ministry (DDM,) which provides residential services while encouraging independent living for adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The DDM program’s main priority is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment where individuals can make choices in their daily living for maximum quality of life, supported by staff and resources. Each group home is licensed and monitored by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. HopeTree operates 17 DDM homes throughout Virginia.

The Community Foundation serves the Rappahannock River Region by managing charitable giving in Virginia for the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline, and the City of Fredericksburg. The Anne Felder Fund provides support to improve and enrich the lives of the intellectually disabled and disadvantaged population of Fredericksburg. The Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia supports non-profits in the Roanoke and Martinsville service region through various grant and donor fund programs.

HopeTree has also been awarded a grant by the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, that is designated to provide funding for expansion of HopeTree Academy’s science program through the purchase of five new microscopes.

“HopeTree Academy was sincerely honored to have been selected to receive the Kiwanis grant to purchase microscopes for our students,“ said Dr. Laurie McCracken, Director of HopeTree Academy, “Thank you for your generosity in allowing our students to be able to use the microscopes in the science lab, enabling them to learn better through hands-on experiences. Our students were thrilled to be able to visualize all kinds of tiny objects, such as cells, microorganisms, tissue structures, materials, and electronics.”

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