Welcome to Friendship Ark Homes!
are a faith-based 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!
We are proud to announce that we recently completed our first survey through CARF and were awarded the Three-Year Accreditation. This is the highest level of accreditation an organization can receive.
CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services.
Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services. CARF International establishes these standards to guide providers in offering their services and also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve.
The CARF standards are developed with input from consumers, rehabilitation professionals, state and national organizations, and funders. Every year the standards are reviewed and new ones are developed to keep pace with changing conditions and current consumer needs.
On September 11th, Friendship Ark Homes supporters, core members and staff kicked off the Iowa/Iowa State big game weekend by gathering at the CPMI Event Center in Ames to raise funds for our agency. The Fall Benefit is Friendship Ark Homes’ primary fundraiser.
The event featured a social hour with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a wine/beer bar, as well as silent and live auctions with fantastic sports memorabilia and other exciting items. The CPMI Event Center, a new venue for our benefit, provided for a spacious and relaxing atmosphere and, to get us ready for Game Day, Cy paid a visit and was available for pictures. We would like to thank everyone who attended and all who otherwise helped make the event a success, particularly our sponsors Al and Linda Carver, Bill and Deb Fennelly, Bankers Trust, Barilla America, Inc., Caremoli USA, Inc., Championship Productions, CPMI Event Center, Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic PC and Wolfe Eye Clinc.