Welcome to Friendship Ark Homes!
We 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!
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.
- Fall Benefit
Friendship Ark's Annual Fall Benefit was held on Saturday, October 18th, at the Ames Golf and Country Club. Guests enjoyed wines and hors d'oevres as well as silent and live auctions. For pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook page.
- 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
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
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