Renovation and Expansion
The end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 has brought on exciting new changes for Our Hope. After 50 years of occupancy in the Lyon Street home, the house is getting its first big makeover. During the renovation process, all our clients and staff relocated to our new facility on Shaffer Avenue. Once the renovations are complete, Our Hope will have two fully functional treatment homes, allowing us to more than double our current amount of clients. We are grateful and excited be able to help more women who seek healing from the disease of addiction.
Lyon Street Home Renovation
The founding families of Our Hope purchased a gracious Victorian home in the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Services have been offered in this dignified home-like setting ever since. It’s an environment unlike most others in the United States for this kind of treatment, acting as both a sanctuary for women in recovery and a welcoming place for families to visit.
The home consists of two buildings. The main house includes two living spaces, staff offices, and a newly renovated kitchen downstairs, allowing the whole second floor and third floor to be bedrooms. The carriage house outback has a community room and two more bedrooms. The Lyon Street house can hold up to 20 women at a time.
This is the first time in 50 years the home received major renovations. The largest project was the fully renovated kitchen. The whole home received new carpeting and a new paint coat in every room. The fire escape and steps also received some touch ups to ensure the safety of everyone in the home.
The pictures below show the home before and during the renovation. Keep checking in for updates and new photos as the construction moves along.
New Shaffer Avenue Home
The expansion of Our Hope has been in the works for a long time now and has finally become a reality. The Shaffer Avenue Home is a Wedgewood facility that we are renting out as our second home. This three-level home will allow us to serve an additional 23 clients on top of the 20 clients at Lyon.
The top floor consists of two wings, each with 4 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a laundry room, and an office space. Connecting the two wings is our medication room. The main level of the house includes a kitchen with two of each large appliance, a large dining room area, a living room with enough seating for all 23 clients, two offices, one full bathroom, one half bathroom, and a welcoming front desk. From the main level is a desk that overlooks our basketball count and the beautiful woods full of wildlife. The bottom level of the home has a large group room and a staff area with more offices and a kitchenette.