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.

        • 5! on the 4th!

          5! on the 4th! LogoThank you for supporting us by participating in our 11th Annnual 5! on the 4th! Race/Run at Ada Hayden Park in Ames. The weather was absolutely beautiful and we had a great turnout.

          Race Results


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        • United Way Donation

          VanFriendship Ark Homes recently received a $15,000 grant from United Way of Story County which was used to purchase a new van for one of our group homes.  This new van will allow us to safely transport our core members to various activities throughout the Ames community.  United Way is very generous in so many ways, and on behalf of Friendship Ark Homes, we thank the United Way of Story County!


        • Open House and Ribbon Cutting
          Johanns Ribbon CuttingOn May 13th, 2015 the Ames Chamber of Commerce helped us to facilitate a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially dedicate the opening of the Johanns home, named after our founders, Joe and Lois Johanns.  Construction of the home was completed last fall and it is occupied by the former residents of the older Coolidge home.  A crowd of about 50 supporters, chamber members, board members, core members and their families and staff helped us celebrate the event.  Thank you to everyone involved in the building of the home, our capital campaign donors, Alan Christy, Mary Beth Oostenbrug, the subcontractors, many of whom donated labor and materials, Dianne Brotherson and Ames Trees Forever, the Knights of Columbus and other volunteers.

        • New Board Member

          Deb Fennelly Deb Fennelly recently joined the Friendship Ark Homes Board of Directors. Deb is very active in the Ames Community. She currently serves on the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. She also enjoys delivering meals for Heartland Senior Services and volunteering with ACCESS Shelter. She is a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church. She and her husband, Bill, raised two sons in the Ames area and now enjoy spending time with their one year old grandson, Will. Welcome to Friendship Ark Homes, Deb!

        • Fall Benefit
          Fall LeafPlease save the date! Our annual Fall Benefit will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015. Like us on Facebook to get updates on your newsfeed or keep checking the website for further details as they become available.


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