Providing group home and semi-independent living for adults with developmental disabilities.
Van Hook, Inc. is dedicated to providing long-term residential care in a safe, supportive, family-like environment for adults with developmental disabilities with opportunities for choice and encouragement for independence in the least restrictive environment.
Eighty-six years and three generations ago, Claude Van Hook, Sr. recognized the need for quality residential care for people with developmental disabilities.
In response to this need, he founded the Van Hook School of Sea Isle, New Jersey. Determined to avoid an institutional atmosphere, Mr. Van Hook provided residents with a warm, family-like environment and began a tradition that continues today.
In 1954, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Van Hook, Jr. established their facility and continued the tradition until 1983. At that time, their son, Gregory Van Hook, continuing a lifelong involvement in the school and with its residents, became the Administrator.
In 1990, Gregory and his wife, Lynda, established Van Hook, Inc. in Maryville, Tennessee and the tradition continues.