A local nonprofit serving adults with disabilities soon will be home to six new residents with the addition of its sixth, all-female home.
David’s House Ministries (DHMIN) on Thursday, Nov. 18, opened the new Pine Tree Lodge house on its Wyoming campus at 2251 Hope Grove Ave. SW.
Construction of the 3,600-square-foot home began in April, with Koetje Builders as the lead contractor on the project and Feyen Zylstra hired for electric. The Pine Tree Lodge is the first house within DHMIN to have solar panels, which were installed by The Green Panel. Other home features include three medical lifts to help residents get out of bed, shower and use the bathroom. Each of the six new residents of the home will have their own bedroom and bathroom.
“Today, we once again are able to expand upon a dream that one family had 34 years ago to help their son and others with developmental disabilities,” said Casey Kuperus, president of DHMIN. “This new home is a representation of God’s provision for David’s House and the generosity of many individuals, churches and businesses in the West Michigan community.”
Two current female residents of DHMIN will fill two of the six new available rooms at the new Pine Tree Lodge, which will allow the organization to provide housing for two more male residents, expanding care services to a total of six additional individuals.
DHMIN currently serves 52 individuals with five adult foster care homes and provides services for two additional homes in the greater Grand Rapids area. The organization serves and advocates for people with disabilities and their families by providing needed services and fostering a community of care for adults with special needs.
More information about DHMIN is on its website.