Everyone Deserves to Live a Life of Meaning
The mission of Hope Springs Farm is to provide adults with intellectual disabilities meaningful work on a farm and joyful group activities that lead to satisfying friendships in a licensed adult day program.
About Hope Springs Farm
Hope Springs Farm is a scenic 17-acre farm located in the quiet countryside of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The farm features a large activity center and program building surrounded by quaint flower beds, a 6,000 square-foot fruit, vegetable and herb garden, a barn, a large chicken house, fenced grazing pastures, wheel-chair accessible paths, and plenty of swings and benches to take in the incredible views.
Hope Springs Farm's goal is to provide adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities or autism a day program to maximize their abilities. Participants, or "Growers," as they are called, are tasked with farm chores, from feeding the animals to weeding the gardens. They learn a variety of home-life skills, such as cooking, baking, cleaning, and shopping. Growers also regularly participate in educational, civic and leisure activities, like visiting the library, swimming, taking field trips, and volunteering in the community.
Since opening in 2004, Hope Springs Farm's Growers have developed a sense of pride and feel like an integral part of the community as they see their contributions blossom and grow.
Hope Springs Farm is operated by Farm of Hope Inc., a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation.