In 1999, the Hope
Foundation for Retarded Children (now The Foundation for Hope
Village) conducted a major
Capital Campaign for Facilities Construction: the first to occur
since the initial construction of Hope Village was completed in the
With four houses and more than 50 residents in 1999, much of Hope
Village’s physical facilities were either outdated or inadequate.
Between 1999 and 2001, through the efforts of the Board of Directors
and The Sterling Group, professional fundraisers retained by the
Foundation, Hope Village obtained full funding for the construction
of three additional buildings and a walking track.
A 14,000 square-foot
Developmental Center was built with major
grants from The Fondren Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Houston
Endowment, Inc. and the William Stamps Farish Fund. This building
allowed Hope Village’s Work and Respite Care Programs to grow
exponentially by providing a means and the space for increasing the
number of people Hope Village could serve by including them in these
programs. It also made possible the opening of the
a small restaurant open to the public which employs some of Hope
Village’s residents and an expanded ceramics program which also
employs residents and day program participants.
A beautiful, new 1,200 square-foot Administration Building was
completely funded and built through a generous donation from the
James Chao Family.
Home # 5, a much-needed 5,000 square foot
advanced care facility for aging residents and residents with
special medical needs and a ¾ mile walking track which provides
a means for exercising and socializing as well as a walkway
system linking all of the existing and new structures together
were made possible through a gift from the Betty Jo Coady
Major grants and gifts have made so
many things possible for Hope Village. Continued investment in the
master-plan will optimize Hope Village’s facilities as a regional
resource for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, accommodating
a full roster of programs for permanent residents and respite care
and day program participants.