More About Haven of Hope
The property at 19 Cemetery Street, formerly known as the Jaffe Farm, was purchased by the Brooking family in 2012 as a means getting the farm off the market, allowing Haven of Hope the time needed to establish funding to take ownership of the property.
Until October of 2016 the Brooking family had been housing homeless families and individuals as able on the farm. The organization, Haven of Hope also transitioned individuals and families from shelters, motel rooms, etc. directly into apartments.
The Haven of Hope organization purchased the farm & residence in October of 2016 the Brookings gradually moved off the farm, doubling its capacity!
2017 was it's fifth year of operation as a registered non-profit. Work performed at the Haven of Hope Farm & Residence is predominantly performed by volunteers.
Families with young children are now being housed at the farm in addition to individuals as needed until they are ready to be transitioned to permanent housing.
2017 was the nonprofits' first year of carrying debt and other financial responsibilities associated with ownership. Haven of Hope relies heavily on the income of its work experience programs and the support of its community and churches to assist women and their children that come to us with no source of income.
Work performed at the Haven of Hope Farm & Residence is predominantly performed by volunteers.