Developmental Disabilities

Serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is an important part of our ministry. We provide homes and partner with congregations to reach out to their communities.


The Lutheran Home: Hope Residence is an Intermediate Care Facility that provides a variety of services designed to meet individuals’ unique needs. Part of a 22-acre continuum of care campus, Hope Residence is able to provide enhanced nursing care. Services and amenities include spiritual care and chaplaincy services, sensory and activity rooms and social events.

Faith Residence Apartments in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, are specifically designed for people with disabilities (not limited to people with developmental disabilities). Tenants must meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) eligibility requirements.

For additional planning and educational resources, visit The Arc.


Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) assists churches in reaching out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and their communities. Our JCM team members help churches start Bible classes and simplified worship services.