FORMERLY Foundation For Healthy Living and now doing business as
H.O.P.E. Mental Health Foundation
H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Progress Emotionally) Mental Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization and operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of the Federal Tax Code.
1 in 5 Americans lives with a mental health condition.
H.O.P. E. serves those afflicted with life’s most private and personal challenges receive vital mental health services during times of financial instability or due to inadequate insurance benefits. H.O.P.E. also provides no-cost community workshops based on societal needs.
Those served through H.O.P.E. sponsorships receive the same quality of care and treatment as paying clients.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people 10-34.
H.O.P.E. increases awareness and educates the general public regarding mental health issues through collaborations with schools, churches, and civic-minded organizations. H.O.P.E. also provides direct support to families and individuals with a proven need, who seek mental health services through Family Strategies Counseling Center and other vetted mental health professionals.
Floyd Godfrey, Executive Director and Founder of Family Strategies Counsleing Center, (FSCC) created H.O.P.E. to help the hundreds of clients seeking services while facing financial hardship continue receiving support, compassion, and care. Lack of funding should not be an obstacle to hope, healing, and positive mental health.
1 in 8 of all visits to U.S. emergency departments is related to mental and substance use disorders.
Excerpts from our Applications for Sponsorships/Financial Support:
“I am a single mom of 4 kids, and am going to school. My ex-husband stopped paying child/spousal support against court orders. I am working hard to better myself and my career. I want to continue my therapeutic work, but can no longer afford to continue.”
“I’m currently working on past trauma issues and making progress, but financially, I just can’t afford the full price. I really want to finish this program.”
“I was receiving services, but lost my job. It’s important to me to continue my counseling work, but I can no longer afford services.”
“I’m no longer covered under my parent’s insurance, and my insurance through my new job has a very large deductible. My income is not sufficient, but I still need help.”
The primary goal of H.O.P.E. is to improve mental health within our community. Current fundraising efforts are underway including grantwriting, special events, individual giving campaigns, and corporate sponsorships.
An on-going program funded by the Marley Kemper Foundation that we are proud to offer is Adventure in Manhood. This short video shows the impact that our services have on our young men seeking positive male mentorship. Have a tissue handy!