“It takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to raise autism”

Vision & Hope 

We have finally found our perfect forever Homestead after actively seeking land to grow roots in!

Located at 2185 Manitou Road, in the Town of Ogden, is the most beautiful property you will ever see. Tucked away is a historic 55-acre farm nestled on the wide waters of the Erie Canal offering 18th century barns, a charming estate home, and plentiful fields that are a true portrait of the American Dream. For the organization, it already has the infrastructure that is needed to operate- and it just so happens that everything seems to be perfectly laid out as if it was destined for this very cause. It includes the centralized 1st floor barn stalls will turn into bathroom stalls and the large stalls will be made to be handicap accessible. Its location is within the great community of Spencerport and it is only a short distance from all major towns and less than ten minutes from the heart of the City of Rochester. It also happens to be in perfect convenience to Homestead for Hope's major farm partners and education partners. This property is ideal for creating an inclusive environment to share with our greater community and promotes tourism along the canal, educational partnerships, agriculture-inspired business and endless opportunities for programs, services & recreation.

Phase 1: The Forever Homestead - Launched 2016

The renovation of the historic barns to allow for year-round programming, the creation of an expanded Farm School, Multi-Farm CSA Vocational Program, and the 1st Non-Certified Residence. 

 

Phase II: The Farm Expansion

To serve more people by creating more programs & services through the development of a public venue.

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Phase III: The Homesteads Village

The Development and Construction of a 30 acre non-certified residential village to accommodate over 150 people living with and without disabilities.

Want to Help? Contact Jennyrae Brongo, Founder for ways to support us! Jenny@HomesteadsforHope.org