Homes of Hope (HoH) has been providing support services to adults who have intellectual disabilities for over 25 years. We currently provide 24/7 care and services for up to 25 individuals. We have six homes here in McLean County. Did you know that HoH was started by a group of local moms right here in Bloomington-Normal? You can read more about that under our “About Us” tab.
Click below to find a little more about what we do and the process for living in a HoH Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) home.
To put it simply, CILA replaced the term group home. Homes of Hope Residents must be a minimum of 18 years old and have an intellectual disability diagnosed before then. Residents live in the home with other unrelated adults and with support services provided by our trained staff.
Homes of Hope was the recipient of the Under Our Wing Grant this year (2023). We were fortunate enough to capture & preserve the story of one of our Founding Mothers, Carolyn Penn. Hit play to hear what Carolyn and other key people had to say.
There is more to our unique story, probably one you haven’t heard. You can find out how HoH came into existence here or look under the About Us tab under History and then click on the Mission/Vision/Values tab.
Our residents are multi-talented people. Many of them work, volunteer, participate in theater, play games/sports, and one resident owns her own business. How cool is that? They are busy folks!
Kirsten has been living at Homes of Hope since February of 2016. As you can see, she LOVES the Cardinals. Kirsten also volunteers at the Children’s Discovery Museum. She is very active within the community and has the best smile.
Erin cleans our office. She vacuums, mops, wipes down surfaces, takes out the trash and makes everyone smile. Erin enjoys playing games, watching the movie Frozen and pop.
Amy owns her own vending machine business, Wright Choice Vending. She receives job coaching through Marcfirst which helps her manage her business well. Amy grew up with brothers and loves to be playful with her housemates.
This is Tony, he has lived at HoH since 2000. He is quite the character, if you know him, you know what we mean.
Ashley got in on the Pie in the Face action as well. She has lived at HoH since 2003. Bonus shot of Ruth in the background.
This is Matt. He has lived at HoH since 2008. Matt is a sports guy and has too many favorites to mention. He likes to work, but he also likes to have fun.
They know how to have fun. They enjoy telling jokes, pranking, playing games, high fives, and hugs. Take a look at Matt playing the “Pie in the Face” game. #noresidentswereharmedduringthisfilm
Our Staff are dedicated, hard-working individuals who give their all and we are grateful for each one. Caring for others is not an easy job, it is a labor of love and full of intrinsic rewards. We are blessed with kind and empathetic people who know how important their job is. Keep scrolling to read their testimonials.
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We asked our Residents why they love to live at HoH. We also asked a few family members to share what it means to them having their loved ones at Homes of Hope. Find out what they had to say…