In response to the growing need for housing for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, Covenant Ability Network of Michigan partnered with Forest Park Covenant Church in Muskegon, Michigan to establish two new group homes. In May of 2001, Mary’s House and Joseph’s House opened their doors. Located adjacent to Forest Park Covenant Church, these two side-by-side homes serve six adult men and six adult women, providing high-quality housing and services.
In the mid-2000s, Covenant Ability Network of Michigan began exploring the opportunity to expand its reach to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to address the community’s increasing need for Christian homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Thanks to support from Covenant Ministries of Benevolence and a successful capital campaign, construction of Faith House began in 2010 and the home opened in 2011, serving six adult men. Located next door to Faith House, Hope House was completed in 2013, and began serving six adult women. The homes are located on the campus of Covenant Living of the Great Lakes, which generously provided the property on which Faith House and Hope House were built. This relationship and proximity has provided many enriching opportunities for programming and ministry among the individuals living at Covenant Living of the Great Lakes and Faith House and Hope House.