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

          Executive Director Position Posting


        • Ground Breaking
          You are invited to attend the Ground Breaking Ceremony for our newest home at 3604 Story Street, Ames, Iowa on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. This home will replace our Coolidge Drive home and allow us to serve one additional core member. The home will be named after our founders, Joe and Lois Johanns.
        • Ribbon Cutting
          Please join us for the Valline Home Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1315 California Avenue, Ames, Iowa on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. We will be serving refreshmens and offering tours of the home.
        • Five on the Fourth!
          Registration for the 10th Annual Five! on the Fourth! race around the lake at Ada Hayden Park in Ames in now open. This year the event includes a free kids run!

          Event Brochure

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        • Capital Campaign
        • Employee Awards
        • Fall Benefit
        • Visit our Facebook Page


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