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

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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 “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.

 

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Fox31 Channel 2 – 12/21/14

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Nancy Blizzard

Nancy Blizzard has been volunteering in the Bessie’s Hope Family and Elders Program at Chelsea Place in Aurora. She regularly » » »

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Nina Stasser and Dana Thompson.

For several years, Bessie’s Hope has been honored to receive funding from St Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church.  Bessie’s Hope » » »

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