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History – 50 Years of Hope

1960

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

1963

The Sheltered Workshop at Pine Rest Christian Hospital became incorporated.

1964

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

1974

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

1983

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

1985

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

1986

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

1986

Sojourners Transitional Living Center, traumatic brain injury building opened.

1990

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

1997

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.

1999

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

2002

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

2004

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.

2007

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.

2010

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.

2011

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

2012

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

2013

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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.

2017

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

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