'Forever Homestead' Nearly a Reality Thanks To Community

At a scenic pumpkin patch just outside Rochester, members of the community, from families with kids looking for the perfect Jack-O-Lantern to a local pig farmer stocking up on feed for the winter, are happy the Forever Homestead is showing signs of life.

 

Homesteads for Hope Has a New Home

Their mission is to help as many people as possible and to build a community farm so that people of all abilities can plant, sow, learn and work together.

 

Ogden Officer Rescues Owl at Community Farm

Representatives at Homesteads for Hope, a nonprofit working with those with intellectual disabilities, called the state Department of Environmental Conservation from the organization's Ogden location Tuesday about an owl hanging from a tree by its wing near the Erie Canal.

 

 

A Sisters Dream: Homesteads for Hope

Inspired by her family’s struggle with autism, Jennyrae Brongo conceives a farming-based residential community for people with special needs.

Unique Agricultural Community would Reach out to Special Need Adults

The Organization is currently leasing Robert Brongo’s 55-acre farm, located on Manitou Road along the Erie Canal, for Homesteads for Hope, a non-profit community farm.

 

The Creative Lens of Autism: Homesteads for Hope

The power of Jennyrae Brongo is that she is the sibling, not the parent.  She has a different perspective that stands apart from us that are raising our children.  Her energy and her perseverance amazes me.

Homesteads for Hope Wins $10,000 as Second Place Winner in Ty Pennington Contest

With over 300 contestants competing for the grand prize of $50,000 and the celebrity’s help for the day, Homesteads for Hope placed 2nd winning $10,000 towards their charity

 

Homesteads for Hope is named in Top 6 semi finalist for Guaranteed Rates Ultimate Give Back Challenge 

Guaranteed Rate, one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S., announced the six finalist projects in its first annual “Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge,” a nationwide search for people and organizations who are leading projects that make meaningful impacts in their communities. The company is giving away $100,000 plus home improvement expert Ty Pennington’s help for a day to the best community improvement projects that were submitted through the Challenge’s Facebook app.

WEMOCO Grad Hits the Ground Running

Brongo is hoping the future of her business includes training a workforce that will help create homes and environments for special needs individuals, another population served by BOCES 2.