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.
Each of our five residences is independent, self-sufficient and has a caring staff that is dedicated to our Villagers 24 hours a day. Our staff cultivates the sense that our Villagers are a part of a family by assisting each of them in reaching his or her full potential while providing loving support. By working together, staff can help the Villagers set goals to gain independence and give guidance whenever and wherever needed while encouraging them to become responsible, contributing members of the Hope Village Family.
Our adult Villagers attend the Developmental Center each weekday and receive education and job training from the wonderful staff in the work activity center, ceramic shop, computer lab and Tea Room. The staff of the Developmental Center also coordinate many activities for the Villagers including birthday parties, bowling, outdoor games, swimming, movies, shopping and day trips.
Sharon, Executive Director
Roger, Director of Operations
Kristina, Registered Nurse
Samra, Director of Community Development
Lunden, Director of Villager Development
Brooke, Administrative Campus Lead
Risa – House 1
Norma – House 2
Sarah – House 3
Debra – House 4
Malinda – House 5
A testimony to private initiative, Hope Village has been built and maintained through donations from individuals, corporations and charitable foundations.
With a mission of providing affordable lifetime care to residents and respite care for mentally handicapped individuals and families from the community at large, Hope Village is heavily dependent upon annual contributions. The Foundation seeks to fund one-third of the $1,900,000 annual budget through donations.
Funding has been traditionally achieved through tuition and the income proceeds of a limited endowment. Hope Village has also received critical support from a dedicated group of businesses and individuals providing services, supplies and cash donations.
The average annual cost per resident at Hope Village is $34,800. Average annual tuition payments are $16,800 with the average subsidy from the Foundation being $18,000 per individual. Foundation funds come from endowment income and charitable giving received throughout the year.
There are many ways to support the Foundation for Hope Village and we welcome and need your time and commitment of resources.
The Foundation for Hope Village is a 501 (C) (3) Corporation and as such contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
To discuss donation opportunities or send a donation directly, please contact us at:
The Foundation for Hope Village
15403 Hope Village Road
Friendswood, Texas 77546
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors President
William G. Neumann, Attorney at Law
Secretary and Treasurer
Rebecca Hillenburg, Ed.D.
Reagan Ratcliff, OD
Marilyn S. Sims, Attorney at Law
Stuart C. Skeeter
Larry Taylor, Texas State Senator District 11
C. Eugene Carlton, Jr. M.D.
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