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Houses For Hope


Handicap accessible ramps built on each new home.

Meeting Needs
The goal of Houses for Hope is to alleviate the problems of finding affordable handicap-accessible homes for residential service-recipients at Dawn of Hope. 

Houses for Hope began after discovering the struggles the Residential Services department was experiencing in trying to acquire affordable handicap accessible homes in the area. Up until now, Dawn of Hope has been faced with adding ramps, widening doorways and modifying showers to adapt the rental homes to the need of current service-recipients.

On May 30, 2006 a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held to mark a new era at Dawn of Hope, Inc. The first Houses for Hope project consisted of two homes being constructed in Carter County. Each home featured three bedrooms, two full baths and a double garage. The homes are equipped with wide doorways and ramps to accommodate wheelchairs. 


First home in Unicoi County completed September 2011

What are we doing now?
The Foundation is currently building six homes to be completed 
summer 2012. The homes will be located in Unicoi County and will feature three bedrooms, two full baths and will house no more than three individuals per home.  Funding for the construction of the homes is through a grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Authority and the Dawn of Hope Foundation.

For more information on Dawn of Hope’s Houses for Hope project
email Lisa Pawley Director of Public Relations and Development
or call (423) 722-1689

The mission of the Dawn of Hope Foundation is to educate individuals and organizations about the existence, needs, and purpose of the Dawn of Hope, Inc. and to generate and manage resources, which will enhance the quality and scope of services provided to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northeast Tennessee.