Welcome to Friendship Ark Homes!
We 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.
- We Are Building
You may not know this, but we have an extensive waiting list for individuals wanting to live in one of our homes and that list just keeps growing. The Board of Directors consistently considers those needs we have not yet been able to meet. For that reason, it is with great excitement that our Executive Director, Jennifer Ellis, shared for the first time publicly at our Fall Benefit on October 14th that Friendship Ark will be building our 5th home!
- New Logo and Enhanced Name
We have been providing our community-based day hab and our transitional supported community living program since September 2015, but our name/logo has only represented our homes. For this reason, we have worked with Kori Heuss from Heuss Printing to design a brand or logo that we feel represents us now and will continue to do so into the future. We present the new Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services! Watch for our updated website coming soon.
- Fall Benefit
Our 2016 Fall Benefit was a great success! The CPMI Event Center provided a beautiful space for our fall themed decorations. The event was a wonderful opportunity for FAH core members, staff, families, board members and supporters to socialize while enjoying delicious food and beverages as well as music by The Host Country and at the same time raising funds for Friendship Ark through ticket sales, live and silent auctions, and other donations.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Linda and Al Carver, Deb and Bill Fennelly, Pauline and Les Miller, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Wolfe Eye Clinic, CPMI Event Center, Championship Productions, McFarland Clinic and Wilson Toyota.
- 5! on the 4th!
Thank you for supporting FAH by participating in our annual 5K run/race at Ada Hayden Park in Ames. Overcast skies and moderate temperatures made for a great race day. Access race results here.
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.