Homesteads for Hope

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Employment
  • People with Disabilities


2185 Manitou RdRochester, NY 14606 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission at Homesteads for Hope is to promote sustainable lifestyles and futures by creating a collaborative community to serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision at Homesteads for Hope is to continue to develop an intentional agricultural-style community that offers an inclusive environment to learn, work, live and grow. Our Values: To offer inclusive opportunities for anyone and everyone to Learn regardless of ability and without discrimination. To offer a life of purpose through authentic Work experiences for people of all abilities, to be self-sufficient and contributing members of society. To offer affordable housing options for our community to Live that accommodate their individualized needs, desires, and choices. To offer a place to belong that allows each individual person an opportunity to Grow alongside like-minded community members.


Homesteads for Hope is a 501c(3) nonprofit inclusive community farm for individuals with and without disabilities to learn, work, live, and grow, in nature's classroom. Our beautiful 55-acre farm is located is located 10 minutes west of Downtown Rochester directly on the wide waters of the Erie Canal. Here our classroom is in the great outdoors which provides a peaceful and therapeutic environment for everyone who steps foot on it no matter their ability level. In the past 5 years we have built a series of programs, classes, memberships, and social events that bring people together and provide a sense of community where everyone is welcome. As we continue to grow, we are developing an inclusive workforce through enterprises on site and look forward to the creation of affordable housing for those we serve.


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