Ray Of Hope, Inc.

Contact Information

163 N. Mechanic Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2315
Telephone: (301)722-4560
FAX: (301)722-1403
E-mail: Luann
Website: www.rayofhope-md.org

Other Office Locations:
Day Program and Out Reach Programs
174-176 N. Mechanic Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2315
Telephone: (301)722-4560
Telephone: (301)722-3331

Services Offered

Supported Employment, Vocational Day Program, Individual Family Care, Behavioral Support Services, Residential, Family Support Services, Individual Support Services, Community Supported Living Arrangements, Respite Care.

Individuals Have the Following Types of Disabilities:
Intellectual disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Blindness/Severe Visual Impairment, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder, Mental Disorder, Muscular Dystrophy, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Speech/Language Impairment, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, other Neurological Impairment and other undetermined disabilities.

Ages Served: At least 18 yrs old.

Home Region of DDA: Western

Counties Served: Allegany County

Year Established: 1987

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Mission Statement

Ray of Hope is a private non-profit corporation whose primary concern is the development and management of residential, employment and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1987 and start of service in 1988. Ray of Hope believes in, and adheres to, the following concepts, principles, and guidelines in the provisions of services to individuals with developmental disabilities: normalization, individualization, individual rights, least restrictive alternative, developmental model. For individuals living in a residential unit, normalization means they will have an opportunity to live in a home - like atmosphere. The location of the homes is integrated, rather than isolated, into the community with accessibility to community services available. Social integration into the community emphasizes the individuals having the maximum opportunity to utilize community services such as transportation, private physicians, and other services, while participating in activities outside the home in integrated settings to the fullest extent possible. Ray of Hope believes each person is unique and should be treated as an individual. Services will be provided to each person on an individual basis. Ray of Hope believes in developing the maximum potential of each individual so they may become as independent as possible in all skill areas and areas of daily living. Care Enough to Be Your Best is the agency's motto. It encompasses the belief that positive, optistic, and constructive thinking; teamwork; and caring, concerned efforts on the part of staff, community individuals, and organizations; can significantly influence the quality and success of services to individuals servced by the program. Ray of Hoipe is creative in its ability to have flexible approach in providing services in non-traditional ways. Ray of Hope continues to grow as an agency to meet change and new concepts of the individuals they serve. Its vision for the future will continue to reflect this philosophy.

Steps Individuals Must Take to Apply for Services

Must be eligible for DDA services. Can apply through Service Coordination.

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