Benjamin’s Hope seeks to welcome all peoples, all abilities and all stories. We believe all people are beautifully created, and all people need hope. Through the Benjamin’s Hope Live, Learn, Play, Worship farmstead community, we pour our hearts into ensuring those with intellectual and developmental differences connect to their greater community and thrive.
There’s a longing in every heart to belong. For us, belonging is about creating space where people of differing abilities can live, learn, play and worship with autonomy and connection. Our organizational model supports choice and independence, responsibility and purpose, enrichment, faith and participation.
Over 30 adults with a range of intellectual and developmental differences, including autism, have chosen to call Benjamin’s Hope home. These men and women live in independent or semi-independent apartments within welcoming farm-style homes.
Life Enrichment is a growth-focused, life-long learning program. Participants engage in community-based daytime activities that focus on whole-person development through volunteerism, horticulture, physical fitness, spiritual growth and social development.n More
Play happens organically in the welcoming and natural environment of Benjamin’s Hope. Whether visiting alpacas, walking the winding trails of the area, meeting friends at Club Connect or strolling through our sensory gardens, play refreshes and makes space for meaningful friendships here.
People throughout West Michigan gather to participate in the Church of Benjamin’s Hope. This radically inclusive and refreshing experience enfolds people of all abilities in the accepting love of Jesus and celebrates people as they are. Our weekly worship service is held on campus Sundays at 6pm.
CHILDren are diagnosed with autism.
The rise in autism has birthed an urgent need for innovative care models to help people connect and thrive. Benjamin’s Hope partners with public, private and faith community resources to serve this need for a growing number of families.
acres of farmland.
Benjamin’s Hope receives national attention for the way we serve a growing autism population. Our sustainable farming practices offer common ground for growing purpose, creativity and connection for people of all abilities.
Community members engaged each week.
Ben’s Hope is a place where we want everyone to feel welcome. We offer life enrichment, volunteering and worship experiences for all.
Benjamin’s Hope is a non-profit leader in creating innovative options for adults affected by autism and developmental disability. A thriving example of public/private partnership, we offer essential services such as housing and meaningful day programming partially funded through public healthcare dollars and supported by faithful giving from community members like you. We are forever grateful for those who share our vision for building inclusive community.
Krista and Dave Mason founded Benjamin’s Hope over a decade ago after their son received a diagnosis of autism. Today, Krista participates in the national conversation for the rights of children and adults with differing abilities.
Join us for this annual, all abilities, community wide event!
Enjoy hayrides, live music, games, trucks, alpacas, bunnies & goats, pumpkins, face-painting, hotdogs & s’mores and more!
If you have a passion for celebrating people of all abilities, have earned your high school diploma, bring a calming presence and are quick on your feet, you might make a great sidekick for our residents at Benjamin's Hope.