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About Us

Home of Hope, Inc. is a 45 year old non profit which was founded in 1968 by Jane Hartley and Laura Cupp Neely, two mothers of children with Down syndrome, who decided to open a small facility where adults with mental retardation could learn, work, and have fun in a friendly, homelike atmosphere. Prior to that time, the adult residential options for individuals with intellectual disabilities were generally limited to placement in nursing homes.

Today, Home of Hope, Inc. is an amazingly complex and far-reaching corporation serving people with developmental and other disabilities in six counties of Northeastern Oklahoma in a stunning assortment of options in employment, housing, and recreation. To achieve this level of service, state and federal funding sources are supplemented with corporate & foundation grants and the generous financial support from our individual donors.

Home of Hope’s administrative facilities are located in Vinita, Oklahoma. Other facilities owned and operated by Home of Hope in NE Oklahoma include: 29 community based residential facilities, 23 supported living homes, 2 industrial workshops, 5 thrift stores and a food pantry.

Home of Hope’s owns and operates its own transportation system of 59 vehicles. The vehicles provide transportation around the clock for needs including rides to work, medical appointments, shopping trips and recreational activities.

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