I’m Jess Ronne, Luke’s mom and biggest cheerleader. Hope Farm is a big dream and a big ask but we have faith in a big God & a big community who can help make it happen.
The need for housing for our disabled loved ones is a nationwide problem. Here's one article that explains how dire the situation is https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/10/americas-system-for-the-disabled-is-nearing-collapse-00050713.
The waiting lists are often 15-20 years long and typically, a child is only placed when there is an emergency. This is not ok and not a situation we’re willing to wait for which is why we stepped out in faith and bought a farm. A beautiful property with the potential to be a group home for many disabled adults, but we’re working against a deadline.
Our first phase is scheduled to be completed 2024 and will provide housing for Luke and a few other disabled adults, and then we’ll reevaluate. We are beyond excited to be able to provide this option here in West Michigan, and by God’s grace, we will continue to recreate the model nationwide, but we need your help.
Will you partner with us to provide hope for families like ours? Partner with us so that families feel seen and heard. Partner with us because as a society we are at our best when we lift one another's burdens.
Thank you and God bless.