Faith House and Hope House are the first two Covenant Enabling Residences in Grand Rapids. Faith House is home to six developmentally disabled adult men and Hope House is home to developmentally disabled adult women. Faith and Hope Houses were developed through the hard work of a dedicated group of volunteers from the great Grand rapids area. Local Covenant congregations as well as local businesses answered our appeal during the capital campaigns. Many local companies made in-kind donations of labor and materials to help defray the construction costs, furnishings and office equipment.
The development of Faith and Hope Houses were truly the result of the great Grand Rapids faith and business communities answering God's call to bring this ministry here.
The residents of the homes live together as a Christian family, able to test their independence while having a supportive structure available day and night. Each home also includes a small residence for an onsite caregiver.
Opening the door to intergenerational, volunteer and employment opportunities, the homes are located on the campus of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a continuing care retirement community and a sister ministry. Hopes and dreams now grow in an atmosphere that reflects the love of God and Bible-based Christian values.
The original CER Grand Rapids Faith House advisory council members are: Cindy Owen, Co-Chairperson; Scott Dennis, Co-Chairperson; Jean Wassenaar, Member - Contractors & Construction; Tina Hooper, Member - Printing and Communications; Greg Longworth, Member - Legal; Karla Foisy, Member -Treasurer.