• Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

    Hope House's biggest fundraising event is held twice a year, and is one of the most popular outdoor art shows in the region. Stockley Gardens Arts Festival >

  • Give to our annual fund, sponsor one of our events, or donate online. Your Support >

  • Careers

    Looking for fun, meaningful employment? Apply for a job with Hope House, become an intern, or volunteer. Careers >

  • Watch Our Stories

    Meet a few of the people we support, and find out how we tailor our services to the individual. Watch Our Stories >

  • Our Services

    People with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome, Autism, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Our Services >

What makes Hope House different?

Hope House Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, provides services to adults with developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes or apartments — regardless of how complex their disabilities may be. 

Skeptical? Initially, many parents and family members of the 120 people Hope House supports were, too. Their children had aged out of Hampton Roads’ special education system, and were ready for adult services and support. Many worried that cognitive limitations, mental illness, medical challenges, behavioral issues, or other conditions, such as autism, would make it impossible for their loved ones to live safely in their own apartments.

But talk to those people today, and they’ll tell you how their children have not just succeeded, but blossomed. That’s because Hope House offers more than a safe and secure environment. We offer privacy, choice, and the opportunity to pursue a meaningful life. 

To find out if Hope House is right for your family member, please contact Susan Henderson, our Team Support Director, at 757.625.6161 x512 or email her directly. You may also visit our Medicaid Waiver Information Page to learn more about navigating Virginia’s Medicaid Waiver system.