Hope House Foundation is pleased to announce that Lynne Seagle, executive director, has been recognized for her contributions to the developmental disability field. The National Historic Recognition Project: 2000-2020 is an effort by a dozen national and regional organizations to recognize the key individuals who have contributed to the transformation of the developmental disability field within the U.S. over the past 20 years.
Seagle has led Hope House Foundation for more than 40 years. She has been at the helm of change for her entire career and has become an international figure in the fight for equality and rights for people with disabilities.
Under her leadership, Hope House has become known for its innovative, person-centered approach. One of her proudest accomplishments was guiding the organization through the transition from group homes to supporting people in their own homes in the early 1990s. Hope House was the first organization in Virginia to provide support for people with developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes.