The Rogers County Training Center, a subsidiary of Home of Hope, Inc., has recently moved their thrift store from their old location on Missouri to their new location in the heart of Main Street. Items the store will be carrying are men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, purses, shoes, home décor, books, etc.
“I’m really proud to be part of the Home of Hope family. The impact that our company has on our clients is amazing. What is even more incredible is the impact that our clients have on us. I have been in the retail business for many years now, but this is my first opportunity to work with people with disabilities. I am learning so much from them. It’s also been great getting to know our neighbors here on Main Street. Everyone has been so welcoming and we are really looking forward to being a part of the Main Street Merchants Group,” said Retail Manager, Tim Dumas.
Clients from Home of Hope are adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And they will be working in the store handling all aspects of the business including customer and donor service, merchandising, store presentation, pricing and helping to create store promotions. The store is located at 402 W. Will Rogers Blvd. and will be open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. For more information, call 918-244-5308. Donations are always appreciated and needed and can be dropped off at the store location in Claremore.
Home of Hope, Inc. is a 48-year-old non-profit which was founded in 1968 by Jane Hartley and Laura Cupp Neely, two mothers of children with developmental disabilities, who decided to open a small facility where adults with similar disabilities could learn, work, and have fun in a friendly, homelike atmosphere. Prior to that time, the adult residential options for individuals with intellectual disabilities were generally limited to placement in nursing homes. Those two ladies combined forces with Ruth Smith, another like-minded mother of a daughter with Down syndrome, to create a program aimed at helping men and women with disabilities thrive. Today, because of their boldness and innovation, Home of Hope, Inc. is an amazingly complex and far-reaching corporation serving people with developmental and other disabilities in five counties of Northeastern Oklahoma through a stunning assortment of options and provides residential, vocational, and educational service to over 200 individuals with more than 340 full and part-time employees. Home of Hope’s administrative facilities are located in Vinita, Oklahoma. Other facilities owned and operated by Home of Hope in NE Oklahoma include 24 homes owned by Home of Hope, with services provided in an additional 25 homes in communities such as Vinita, Miami, Pryor, and right here in Claremore, two industrial workshops/training centers (one being located in Claremore), and five Centsible Spending resale stores. Home of Hope also owns and operates its own transportation system of 65 vehicles. The vehicles provide transportation around the clock for needs including rides to work, medical appointments, shopping trips and recreational activities.
To achieve this level of service, state and federal funding sources are supplemented with corporate & foundation grants and generous financial support from our individual donors.
Home of Hope, Inc. is a proud member of the United Way.