The Foundation for Hope Village is a 501(c)(3) organization
Hope Village was founded by Bill and Lucille Williams in 1967 when they sought care
for their daughter, Sally, who had been diagnosed as an infant with
mental retardation. Dissatisfied with the few services available at
that time, Mrs. Williams became the driving force behind the
planning and building of Hope Village. She sought to create a place
that would be a loving home for her daughter and others with similar
disabilities. The first home was opened in 1970 with six residents.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams are no longer with us but for those whose lives have been touched by them through Hope Village, we are eternally grateful for their determination and commitment to make a better life with more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.