About us

Who We Are

— Mission

Support Lenawee County adults with developmental disabilities in pursuing an empowered, healthy, and community-enriched life.

— Purpose

Provide unique and meaningful opportunities in education, recreation, socialization and volunteering for people with disabilities. Programs include daily living skills, adaptive fitness, community outings, volunteer projects and technology based learning. 

— What is HOPE?

Established in 1976, HOPE provides services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. HOPE provides the environment for HOPE Members to be themselves in a safe and supportive environment.

— Vision

For people with disabilities to be known, loved and accepted in their community by unleashing their individual potential as contributing citizens. Citizenship for people with disabilities is about themselves recognizing their own potential, being given the tools to pursue that potential and their gifts being recognized and appreciated by their local community.

— How to Help

Since our inception, HOPE has relied on the support and generosity of our community as we do not receive any state or federal funding. Gifts include monetary and in-kind donations as well as volunteering and additional support of Members.

Our amazing staff

Photo of Fallon Bull smiling at the camera. They are wearing yellow rimmed octagon glasses. She has long black hair.

Fallon Bull

Executive Director

Photo of Katie: O'Hotzke smiling at the camera. She has long curly red hair.

Katie O'Hotzke

Program Director

Profile photo of Mary Martin wearing blue rimmed glasses and gold earrings. She has blue eyes and blonde hair tied back.

Mary Martin

Development Director

Photo of Dan Gallatin smiling at the camera. They have long red hair and a long beard. They are wearing a purple, red, white, and blue beanie.

Dan Gallatin

Program Facilitator

Photo of Lily Guerra smiling at the camera. She has long dark brown hair, brown eyes.

Lily Guerra

Program Facilitator

Photo of Logan Milligan smiling at the camera. Wearing a white Nike hat, Black rimmed glasses, and a red t-shirt.

Logan Milligan

Program Facilitator

Photo of Kayla Kormos smiling at the camera. She has long blond hair.

Kayla Kormos

Program Facilitator

Board of directors

Rosemary Ambromovich

Erin Dress

Jennifer Farver

Kevin Fry


Jody Howard

Kaity Kapnick

Tom Keith

Board Chair

Conni Marquez

Julie Miller

Becky Schersten


Sharon VanTuyle

Board Vice-Chair

Community Partners

As well as

Kappa Kappa Epsilon Sorority
Gus Harrison Employees

and Maurice & Dorothy Stubnitz Foundation


We support HOPE Community Center because we value this one-of-a-kind organization that supports some of our most vulnerable Lenawee residents, enabling them to become integrated into our society. We know that HOPE is NOT a place where members are ‘dropped off’, rather a place where adults with disabilities can come to learn new things, volunteer in the community, establish friendships and feel safe in a supportive, enriching environment. We value family, and many of our more than 100 members, have participated for many years, depending on HOPE as their second family. As a result, they have high self-esteem and are inspirational to others.
- Christine and Tom MacNaughton
We support HOPE because we care deeply that our fellow citizens living with disabilities have the opportunity to improve their health and wellness which we believe is central to a high quality of life. For 43 years HOPE has provided a safe and enriching environment where HOPE Members can continue learning, create lasting friendships and participate in life enhancing programming. We are big fans of HOPE Hoopsters Basketball! We love that HOPE Members can experience the unique character and health building skills learned through team sports. We support HOPE because we know that our community is stronger and more resilient when HOPE Members are living healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Brandon and Jennifer Farver