Residential Services

Residential Services

Benjamin's Hope is an innovative residential community of faith-centered learning, adventure, worship and play. Our beautiful 40-acre campus in Holland, Michigan offers housing opportunities uniquely designed for adults with autism. The walking trails, worship experiences, petting barn and gardening activities are enjoyed by people throughout Ottawa County, Michigan and beyond.

Everything we do at Benjamin’s Hope is designed to help the vibrant individuals who live here thrive and grow, and to invite our community to enjoy the wonder of life with us. Residents live in their own one-bedroom apartment or with a compatible roommate in one or two bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a family room and a private, accessible bath. Residents creatively decorate their apartments with their own furnishings. Residents may choose to have private time in their apartment, spend time with friends in the common area, take part in activities in the community, or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Participation in our full residential program may be funded through a privately paid monthly tuition, or a contractual arrangement with your community mental health provider. Community Mental Health systems determine eligibility based on a multifaceted evaluation process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there currently any openings at Benjamin's Hope?

All of our homes are currently full to capacity. We welcome in the case of future openings. Please contact Elissa Lappenga at e.lappenga@benjaminshope.net or by calling 616-399-6293. 

Does a person have to have a specific diagnosis of autism to live at Benjamin's Hope?

All of the men and women who have chosen to live at Benjamin’s Hope have a primary diagnosis of a developmental disability. Many, however not all, have a primary diagnosis of Autism or PDD-NOS. We serve people with a wide range of function and needs to include, if needed, full personal care support and behavioral support. Per licensing we cannot accept, retain, or care for a resident who requires continuous nursing care.

How are residential services typically paid for?

The majority of our residents receive Medicaid funding through a contractual arrangement with their community mental health provider. Community Mental Health systems determine eligibility based on a multifaceted evaluation process. For this reason, we recommend those interested in residential services consult with their local CMH before contacting Benjamin's Hope.