Bessie’s Hope is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit. all donations are tax deductible

Discover Bessie’s Hope Programs

Bessie’s Hope enhances the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living elders and brings generations together in mutually rewarding relationships by honoring the human spirit and creating life-enriching volunteer opportunities for youth, families, individuals, community organizations and businesses.

Youth & Elders

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Youth & Elders

Research shows strong ties between generations result in psychological, social and economic benefits.

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Community & Elders

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Community & Elders

Bessie’s Hope invites your employees to experience the perfect community service and team-building project.

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Family & Elders

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Family & Elders

The Family and Elders Program matches individuals and families with residents who have no families.

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Learn More About Bessie’s Hope

The work of Bessie’s Hope transforms the lives of the too-often forgotten elders, the misdirected “at-risk” youth and all who participate in the volunteer programs. Because of the training, activities, and structure provided by Bessie’s hope, a fertile space is created for relationships to be cultivated across generations.

It has become evident through the years that this work does for at-risk youth what nothing else can. They feel valued and needed and finally validated as human beings with purpose in this world. So, they are lifted from a life of drugs, abuse, gangs, violence, no hope for future—to another level wherein they have the opportunity to cultivate a mutually rewarding relationship with a beautiful elder. This becomes a door through which they can enter into a world of compassion, dignity, respect for self, respect for others, caring, and leadership.

Bessie's Hope In Action

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Program Highlights

Click on the photos below to check out highlights from our various programs.

 

Youth and Elders Program Highlight

The students from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College have a wonderful opportunity getting to know the fabulous residents » » »

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Family and Elders Highlight

On June 8th , Alisha Rice began visiting Mary Louise at MorningStar of Littleton, and a beautiful friendship was formed.  Alisha » » »

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Community and Elders Program Highlight

On December 20th, Christmas came early for the residents of Health Center at Franklin Park, as iHeart Radio’s “Gifts for » » »

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Bessie's Hope 2018 Bridge of Love Gala

Bessie's Hope Wins Prestigious Award

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