Community Resilience

We use art and the power of creativity
to transform tragedy into hope

Filling a unique gap in disaster relief services

We are on a mission to help communities heal

Retaining hope is critical in individual and community-wide recovery. Each community resilience project is adapted to fit your community and individual needs. Every participant will receive emotional care while creating art intended to help the next survivor in need. Stars of HOPE’s “pay it forward” model promotes self-efficacy and, ultimately, a renewed sense of hope for the future.

What We Do

We provide art to help in the recovery process of emotional wellbeing and mental health support. Our evidence-based art program continues to work in communities years later, sometimes starting days after tragedy strikes.

How It Works

Utilizing one-foot wooden stars and paint, we create a safe space for survivors (and those by empathy) to process their grief through creativity, alongside volunteers who have gone through similar events. 

Our impact

Healing art is an excellent way to process emotions after a traumatic event. Art can help participants safely explore the experience while feeling supported and heard by others who have gone through similar experiences themselves.

healing with art

Who we serve

Stars of HOPE provides a path to healing designed by survivors for survivors and guided by art therapists and mental health profesionals. We provide research-based coping techniques and compassionate social support to those in the days, weeks, and years following a life-altering tragedy. 

Stars of HOPE’s qualified art therapists and certified emotional care responders guide survivors’ resiliency by holding a safe space for peers to express themselves while empowering one another to recover together by creating a “Star of Hope.” These one-foot wooden Stars serve as a canvas for survivors to create colorful art and messages of healing to other communities recovering from human-made or natural disasters as part of a “pay it forward” resiliency model. In doing so, we remind survivors that they are never alone. 

upcoming community Projects

Jun 04
7:30 am - 9:30 am
4.9k Orlando Rainbow Run
Create Hope

Every Gift Helps

As we all know, mass tragedies can leave survivors struggling to cope with their pain and confusion in the aftermath. In these challenging times, it is crucial that those who are seeking help have access to the support and resources they need to begin the healing process. Unfortunately, many communities are faced with limited resources, making it even more of a challenge for survivors to find critical emotional health services.

At Stars of HOPE, our goal is to provide free services for survivors of all backgrounds working through their grief and trauma. We believe that everyone should have access to this essential support and care when they need it most, regardless of their ability to pay. Our team is committed to providing the tools and resources that survivors need to build resilience and find hope again. With your donation today, we can continue offering these services for those who need them most, helping them rebuild their lives after experiencing this devastating tragedy. Thank you for your support!




Due to the current landscape surrounding the current health crisis, all regional “HOPE Banks” are condensed to our “National Hope Bank.” 

National Stars of HOPE Bank
1022 Crestwood Commons Ave.
Ocoee, FL 34761

Thank you for creating hope during these challenging times.