Hope House was founded in 1973 and exists to provide a home for children who are emotionally impaired, developmentally disabled, and/or come from disrupted adoptions or dysfunctional families. Whatever the reason, these young people have exhausted other options and living with their families is no longer possible. Hope House serves children from all areas of the United States, though the majority come from the western United States. Our mission at Hope House is to provide a home-like, family atmosphere where, through love, structured activities, appropriate discipline, educational and vocational opportunities, and people who will listen, young people can reach their fullest potential. Our goal is to return young people to their families, where appropriate, and to the world at large, who are able to interact appropriately with their peers and those in authority, provide for their own economic needs, and to be successful in the pursuit of their personal goals and ambitions.