We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit Web-based organization dedicated to providing authentic, raw, life-changing hope to people who daily battle chronic illness, as well as their families and friends, regardless of diagnosis. We specialize in sharing the courageous stories of men and women who are choosing to hope against all odds, and we aim to create a culture of contagious, inspirational hope that reflects the character of Christ and the loving compassion of God. We seek to overcome isolation and facilitate connectedness through our global, dynamic, passionate community of followers and friends. Our goal is to celebrate those who are living out this beautiful hope, and to bring others along on this journey.
To provide resources of hope and inspiration, creating a community of support that reflects the loving compassion of God, and encouraging people to define their darkest day as their finest hour.
After personally fighting an undiagnosed chronic illness for several years, Anna founded People Hope in 2014 at twenty-four years old. Through her illness, Anna became extremely disappointed in the lack of resources tailored specifically to those in her circumstances; to provide support spiritually, mentally, socially, and emotionally through unthinkable circumstances. Out of those experiences she decided to design the very thing that had been missing.
Anna now works as the CEO of People Hope, building a distinctly unique organization with passion that could only come from personal experience. She has an unmistakable love for the global chronically ill community, and if you know her at all, you know she is a proud member of the People Hope Tribe!
The name People Hope came through honest conversations about hope. As humans we’ve been created with so many abilities. People challenge and strengthen one another. People change and adapt. People grow; people love. And we also have this incredibly powerful ability within our grasp — people hope. That perfectly complete sentence says it all. When separated, the words depict exactly what we're about. We're people-centric; we're story-driven, and we're all about celebrating your personal, daily, authentic choices of hope no matter what your circumstances may be.
The People Hope logo was meticulously hand-created by Mary ellen King at Aspenglow Arts, combining all elements that are foundational to us. There is great significance to the wreath, in that it symbolizes openness, growth, inspiration, and community. The wreath also makes a welcoming statement, which is important as so many chronically ill individuals struggle with isolation and loneliness. When you visit People Hope, we want the first image you see to welcome you home, and make you feel like you belong here because you do! Rather than being rendered digitally, the wreath was hand-drawn, which gives it the genuine, personal, and sincere feel that People Hope is all about. For the lettering we chose a clean, strong font, because there is a resolved strength in so much of what we do and who we are, and it is important that our logo honors and reflects the courage of our users.
People Hope is overseen by a fantastic team, but if you’re looking for their technical term, they’re our board of directors! They regularly meet and oversee everything from our finances to our upcoming plans for content and everything in between. Our board allows us to operate an organization that we can be truly proud of, full of integrity, accountability, and structure.
It’s because of these generous partners that we are able to do what we do for you! We are proud to stand arm-in-arm with those who see value in reaching the global chronically ill community with authentic hope.