Welcome to Friendship Ark Homes!

Staff at Reiman GardensWe are a Christian community that provides homes in Ames for adults with intellectual disabilities. We invite you to explore our pages, finding all the ways to see God in our Core Members, our staff, our Board Members, and all who are part of the Friendship Ark Homes family.

        • Retirement Announced
          At the January Board meeting, I announced my plans to retire at the end of December, 2014.  We have begun the search for a new Executive Director. It has been a wonderful journey these past 10 years and it’s time to let someone else lead Friendship Ark Homes. Please refer qualified candidates to this web site for additional information. Thank you for your prayers as I prepare for a new pathway in life. 
          Mary Beth Oostenbrug

        • Fall Benefit
          Save the date for our Fall Benefit, Friendship Ark Homes' primary annual fundraising event. The 2014 benefit will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

        • Five on the Fourth!
          We enjoyed a beautiful day at the lake! With over 200 runners, the event saw record participation. Our tenth year proved to be our best one yet. Thank you to our sponsors (Championship Productions, Lou and Cosette Scallon, Wilson Toyota, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Danfoss, Intensitee, Fitness Sports and Nite Owl Printing), our hard-working volunteers, our participants, our staff and especially, our core members. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures of the event.

          Race Results - Overall

          Race Results - By Age Group


          Race Monkey Facebook - More Pictures

        • Ground Breaking
          Ground Breaking
          A Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Johanns home being built at 3604 Story Street in Ames was held on April 28th, 2014. Follow the construction progress on our Facebook page.

        • Ribbon Cutting
          Ribbon Cutting On May 6, 2014, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for the Valline home, which was constructed in 2013. The Valline home is now fully occupied and five new core members are receiving services at the home.

        • Employee Awards
        • Visit our Facebook Page


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