Hope Springs Farm

We relish the opportunity to share creative, inspired programs that support individuals with developmental disabilities with you. Today, we want to tell you about Hope Springs Farm, a scenic 17-acre farm located in the quiet countryside of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Started by Neil and Nina Rovner to support their daughter, they now run a day program for adults with developmental disabilities and autism.The farm features a large activity center and program building surrounded by quaint flower beds, a 6,000 square-foot fruit, vegetable and herb garden, a barn, a large chicken house, fenced grazing pastures, wheel-chair accessible paths and plenty of swings and benches to take in the incredible views. The mission of Hope Springs Farm is to provide adults with developmental disabilities meaningful work on a farm and joyful group activities that lead to satisfying friendships in a licensed adult day program. Hope Springs Farm has a new motto, too – Real Farm. Real People.

Take a tour of Hope Springs and meet the Rovners and their program partcipants by watching this wonderful video. We think you’ll be as moved and inspired as we were.


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