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.
- 5! on the 4th!
Registration is now open for the 11th Annual 5! on the 4th! 5K Race/Walk to benefit Friendship Ark Homes at beautiful Ada Hayden 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. You may register online by clicking the GetMeRegistered button or by clicking on the link below to open and print our race brochure and entry form.
FAH Race Brochure
- United Way Donation
Friendship 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
On 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 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!
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.