House for people with disabilities built by deacon and team
AMES — The completion of a fifth house serving the community of Ames doesn’t seem like a giant milestone, but for its five new residents, it’s a dream come true.
Five members of Friendship Ark Homes and Community Services will be living as a family in a shiny new house of their own. They will have 24/7 caregivers who, according to the mission statement, “celebrate the uniqueness of adults with intellectual disabilities by providing homes and community services. They help core members reach their fullest potential through faith, family and friendship.”
It takes a town and a team to manage such a vision. No one can do such a big job alone. But that is where St. Cecilia Parish stepped into the vision with retired builder Deacon Alan Christy and his wife, Mary.