Fast Facts

Unduplicated service: Bessie’s Hope is the only organization in the world providing diverse multigenerational services for nursing home/assisted living residents, youth, families and businesses.

In 2010


  • Bessie’s Hope volunteers logged over 16,000 hours.
  • Approximately 2996 nursing home/assisted living elders benefited from the Bessie’s Hope programs by having meaningful interaction with Bessie’s Hope volunteers. Many of these residents receive little or no visitation other than the meaningful interaction of Bessie’s Hope volunteers.
  • Approximately 1912 youth participated as volunteers who cultivated relationships with nursing home/assistedliving residents. A large percentage of these youth were from at-risk programs. Because of Bessie’s Hope, they experienced the opportunity to find meaning and purpose in their lives.