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New Hope Community

New Hope Community is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in residentially based settings. Located on a sprawling campus in Loch Sheldrake, NY (Sullivan County), New Hope Community is home to over 240 individuals between its campus and off-site residences. Opportunities for individuals and day program members include art classes, music and performance classes in a state-of-the-art theater, riding programs at on-site horse stables, a greenhouse and more. For over 40 years, New Hope Community’s commitment to investing in its facilities and programs has made it a premier point of support for the population it serves.

Recognized for these premier services, in September 2015, New Hope Community was awarded the coveted Person-Centered Excellence National Accreditation from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), the preeminent leader in defining, measuring and improving the quality of life for all people. Organizations that are awarded accreditation by CQL meet a stringent set of criteria and demonstrate an on-going commitment to person-centered excellence. This accreditation confirms New Hope Community’s vision of being accountable to individuals and their families, utilizing innovative and best practices with positive energy.

Programs and Services

New Hope Community’s residential program provides a wide array of living options, ranging from a campus setting to integrated housing in traditional neighborhoods in the community. The housing staff provides individualized service delivery, including personal care, clinical support, recreational activities, and social development. Over 240 people currently call New Hope Community home, with services continuing to expand each year.

In addition to housing, New Hope Community provides a variety of other programs and services. The day programs include on-campus classes in technology, fine arts, athletics,
gardening and horseback riding, as well as the Without Walls program, which promotes educational experience within the greater Sullivan County and Hudson Valley community. These services are designed to be accessible to all participants, including those with dual diagnoses or challenging behaviors and the elderly or medically frail. The Supported Employment program is designed to help people become productive, employable citizens in the local community. It provides the skills necessary to retain employment, as well as assisting people with disabilities in gaining acceptance in society. Beyond enrichment, New Hope Community also provides Health Services, Clinical Services, Family Support, and Service Coordination, all of which come together to form a holistic approach to the care and happiness of its clients.

New Hope Community operates with a budget in excess of $35M and 650 FTE’s. To learn more please visit www.newhopecommunity.org.


New Hope Community is located in the Catskills, a large region in the southeastern portion of New York State. Situated approximately 100 miles north-northwest of NYC and 40 miles southwest of Albany, the Catskills occupy much or all of Greene, Delaware, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The area boasts major downhill ski and snowboard areas, numerous hiking trails, and options for kayaking, rafting and fly fishing, as well as many cultural and musical events, often located at the world renowned Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The community has long been attractive to those seeking to indulge their love of the outdoors while still being an easy drive or train journey from New York City. Sullivan County is also experiencing a resurgence of economic development. For example, minutes from New Hope Community, Adelaar, with its 5 star world class casino, hotel and spa, fine dining, retail, golf and indoor water park, will cater to the family when it opens in 2018.