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Be Part of Something Great!

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2022

We work with people that need 24-hours-a-day care in their home settings, those who need help with the basics of looking after themselves, and we also work with people who are highly independent – those who have jobs outside of the home, who drive their own vehicles, etc.

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If Not You, Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Other | Issue: September 2022

Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and they’ve been doing this since 1968.

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Empowering Those with Disabilities

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2022

Home of Hope’s purpose is to help empower those with disabilities, to which end, it works with those facing intellectual or physical challenges to help employ them and to help them be as independent as possible.

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Home of Hope a Great Place to Work

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2022

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout the workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle to employ and retain dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – challenging, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center. “Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we’ve been doing this since 1968,” said Ralph Richardson, CEO, Home of Hope. “We’re in five counties throughout northeast Oklahoma: Rogers County, Craig County, Delaware County, Ottawa County and Mayes County, so we’re kind of all over (Oklahoma).”

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If Not You, Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2022

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout the workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle to employ and retain dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – challenging, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center. “Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we’ve been doing this since 1968,” said Ralph Richardson, CEO, Home of Hope. “We’re in five counties throughout northeast Oklahoma: Rogers County, Craig County, Delaware County, Ottawa County and Mayes County, so we’re kind of all over (Oklahoma).”

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If Not You? Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle employing and retaining dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – good, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center.

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Hope and Empowerment for Oklahomans with Disabilities

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

Home of Hope and subsidiaries Rogers County Training Center and Delaware County Friendship Homes serve more than 250 individuals in NE Oklahoma. They are an exceptional resource and are here to help if you need information about services for an intellectually disabled individual. Residential, vocational, and activities are three main services you will receive at Home of Hope. Residential services are highly tailored to the needs of each person to provide balance of support and independence. Their vocational programs offer opportunities to participate in the workforce and earn a paycheck. Awesome activities are fun and help develop friendships and the spirit of accomplishment. There are a variety of activities for many interests and include Olympics, equestrian events and more.

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Home of Hope's Golf Classic, '19th Hole' Silent Auction Returns

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

For generations, Home of Hope has served members of the community dealing with intellectual or developmental disadvantages to create opportunities and provide, as the name implies, hope. Hope for a better life. Hope to contribute to society. Hope to have the opportunity to make a difference. One means by which Home of Hope does this is by way of its annual benefit golf tournament, the proceeds of which go to benefit the Home of Hope subsidiary, Rogers County Training Center.

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Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center Hosts 36th Annual Golf Classic

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2021

On May 7, 2021, RCTC will host their 36th annual Golf Classic and 19th Hole Silent Auction. The tournament will take place at the Heritage Hills Golf Course, with proceeds directly supporting people with developmental and other disabilities at RCTC, and job sites in the surrounding area. The Classic is a 4-man scramble with designated tee times and flights. A Hole-in-One prize of a new car will be sponsored by Kissee Ford. Home-cooked hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as lots of exciting golf games, will make for a fun day on a beautiful course.

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Home of Hope's 35th Annual Golf Classic, '19th Hole' Silent Auction Scheduled

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2020

Even in a year as unusual and unprecedented as 2020, like any good golfer, Home of Hope has found a means by which to play past its many hazards and bring back the annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & 19th Hole Silent Auction. The 35th Annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & 19th Hole Silent Auction is scheduled for Friday, September 19, at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. The tournament itself is a four-man scramble format with designated tee times and flights. Although there is no limit to the number of golfers or teams allowed, tee times can fill up early, so early sign-up is strongly encouraged.

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Home of Hope: Rogers County Training Center

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2019

The Home of Hope is hosting their 34th annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & ‘19th Hole Silent Auction' at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore on May 3. Proceeds from this charity event benefit the Home of Hope, according to Home of Hope CEO Ralph Richardson. Founded in 1963, the Rogers County Training Center in Claremore offers those vocational opportunities for adults of all ages with intellectual or developmental disabilities, while also providing area businesses with labor, either on an intermittent or permanent basis. Find out more about these programs and how you can be a part of this event in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Centsible Giving

By: Seana Warren | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2017

The downtown Claremore retail landscape has a new resident with old ties to the community.

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A Week to Remember

By: Jessica Wilbourn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016

Home of Hope, Inc. recognized their staff through National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week from September 11th through September 17th to honor the men and women who provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our communities.

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Home of Hope Admirals Banquet

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2016

Home of Hope, Inc. is proud to present the 12th Annual Admiral’s Club Recognition Banquet and Charity Auction. The event is scheduled for June 4, 2016, at the beautiful Cherokee Yacht Club on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and will kick off at 6 p.m.

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Dignity, Respect, Relationship, Independence

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: September 2015

Millions of men and women in the United States live with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Every day, individuals struggle with impairment in functions most of us take for granted, and they often find themselves separated from involvement in a world that doesn’t know how to respond to their needs – a world that either doesn’t notice or chooses to ignore their presence. The history of society’s treatment of men and women with disabilities has been filled with personal tragedy, ranging from the damaging assumption that they are capable of so little, so they should be allowed to do little, to the unspoken fearfulness that has led to efforts to isolate or harm those who could not defend themselves. Many still endure physical and verbal abuse, extreme neglect, and ridicule. Even more are left without opportunities to truly live, thrive, and find purpose in their lives because it is assumed that they are incapable of productive work, meaningful relationships, and a fulfilling life.

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