In 1957, the very first Hope School for Blind Children was founded right here in Springfield, Illinois! Dr. & Mrs. Jordan had searched the world over for a place to educate their daughter, Judith Ann, who had multiple disabilities. They knew that their daughter, and other children like her, deserved a chance to reach their fullest potential, and live a life of joy, just like their peers. They created Hope. Over the past 60 years, Hope has continued to help children and their families reach optimum growth, independence, and joy. Thank you for being a part of our history!