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History – Over 50 Years of Hope


An adjunctive therapy department (work experience) was established at Pine Rest Christian Hospital. Herb Start was the Director.


The Sheltered Workshop at Pine Rest Christian Hospital became incorporated.


The Pine Rest Sheltered Workshop building was built and opened as a work activity floor for people with developmental disabilities.


Pine Rest Christian Rehabilitation Services became the new name for the Pine Rest Sheltered Workshop.


A board for Pine Rest Christian Rehabilitation Services was established separate from the Pine Rest Christian Hospital board. Herb Start was appointed as CEO.


Hope Rehabilitation Network became the new name for Pine Rest Christian Rehabilitation Services.


Hope Network became a separate corporation from Pine Rest Christian Hospital.


Sojourners Transitional Living Center, traumatic brain injury building opened.


Hope Network was invited to attend the Americans with Disabilities Act signing ceremony in Washington, D.C.


Hope Network became a Management Service Organization (MSO). The first Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certified network in existence, setting the standard for future CARF surveys.


Hope Network Behavioral Health expanded services to people with behavioral problems and complex psychological issues related to aging.


Formalized a service corporation to provide competitive-paying jobs for persons with disabilities – cleaning and landscaping the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.


Hope Network West Michigan purchased four buildings on 36th Street in Grand Rapids and moved day programs, skill building, transportation, supported employment, and workforce development programs to this campus.


Rehabilitation Services opened the Peter and Pat Cook Center in Grand Rapids, a state-of-the-art therapy facility for people with traumatic brain injuries.


The Center for Autism, an outpatient facility to serve children and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, opened on the Coral Lettinga Campus.

Acquired and moved to ONE Hope Network Center.


Acquired New Passages, Inc., a behavioral health company serving southeast Michigan.


Implemented an electronic medical record system (eCARE) for improved consumer record-keeping.


Acquired Michigan Education Corps, a reading program helping students overcome barriers in literacy and math.


Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation expands to include multi-state clients paid for by standard health insurance.


Acquired Auburn Counseling Services, an outpatient behavioral health service serving 3,000 clients.

Created a new service, Outcomes That Matter (formerly known as CEDI and TCS), a venture to enhance outcomes for Hope Network, as well as community and national agencies


Developmental and Community Services (DCS) acquires new facility for job training and community work integration in Ottawa County.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) acquires facilities and expands its residential service offering across Michigan.

Transportation Services initiates GoLux and Wheels to Work, two innovative programs to serve the community.


Behavioral Health Services wins contracts to provide services in Saginaw and Jackson Counties, in Michigan.

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