Welcome to Friendship Ark Homes!
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.
- Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Please save the date to join us at a ribbon cutting and open house for our newest home, the Johanns home, built in 2014, on Wednesday, May 13th, from 2-4 p.m. at 3604 Story Street in Ames.
On March 7th three individuals connected to Friendship Ark Homes received awards at Viva la Arc, The Arc of Story County's annual fundraising event. Herb Harmison, who has provided countless hours of IT support was awarded Volunteer of the Year, Michael Ross, a sibling of one of our core members, was awarded Super Sibling of the Year, and Martina Luppen, FAH Administrative Assistant for eleven years, was awarded Professional of the Year. Thank you for your service and dedication to individuals with intellectual disabilities. We are proud to have you as part of the FAH family. Pictured from left: Tricia Crain, Executive Director, The Arc of Story County, Herb Harmison, Martina Luppen, Michael Ross and Jessica Johnston, Fellows Special Education Teacher (Educators of the Year).
Please 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.
- 5! on the 4th!
Runners, walkers and supporters of Friendship Ark Homes, mark your calendars for the 11th Annual 5! on the 4th! 5K Race/Walk to benefit Friendship Ark Homes at beautiful Ada Haden Park in Ames. Our race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. on July 4th. We will again offer a FREE kids run at 7:45 a.m. before the official race. Registration details will be posted on Facebook as well as on our website as soon as they become available.
Announcing New Executive Director
Friendship Ark Homes welcomes Jennifer Ellis as its new Executive Director. Jennifer earned her B.S. in Child and Family Services from ISU. Jennifer has worked at Genesis Development in Boone for the past 13 years. She lives in Ogden with her husband and two daughters. Outside of work, Jennifer is an avid ISU sports fan, including being a football season ticket holder. She also enjoys gardening, reading, walking her dog, Kallie and attending her daughters’ activities.