WELCOME TO HOPE SPRINGS FARM
The mission of Hope Springs Farm is to provide adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as autism a meaningful day through joyful group activities within the community and on a family farm setting that lead to satisfying friendships.
Hope Springs Farm Re-opens the Farm-based program for Growers!
Dauphin County’s moving into the Green Phase meant that day programs and prevocational programs were clear to open under approved plans. Hope Springs Farm’s plan is to limit the number of Growers on the Farm each day to twelve, in four groups of three. We also reduced the program to five hours a day rather than six. We mandated all staff to wear masks and conduct COVID-19 screenings each day, and ask the Growers to wear masks also, acknowledging that some of them are unable to due to medical conditions. We are also asking families and residential staff to pre-screen the Growers before they send them to the Farm, and will screen them again when they arrive. Growers will continue limited community outings with pick-up and drop-off to Growers’ homes or chosen locations. Zoom parties will also continue each day from 1-2 PM. Visitors are welcome on the Farm as long as they answer no to some questions regarding symptoms and travel, and have a temperature under 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We hope to get back to our full capacity program someday, but for now we are doing our best to create a safe and healthy program environment in this uneasy time. Thanks for your continued support!