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Our Mission

In response to tragedies such as mass violence and natural disasters, we use art-making in the form of a star to give hope, show compassion, and promote healing.

Who we are

Stars of HOPE is the world’s largest and fastest-growing healing arts program. Started by New York Says Thank You Foundation in 2007, we are pioneering a new paradigm at the intersection of disaster relief, mental health, and therapeutic art.

Where HOPE was delivered

Stars of HOPE Mental Health Impact Study

The researchers measured the impacts of Stars of HOPE on people who witnessed Stars of HOPE displayed in their community post-tragedy, as well as on people who received and/or created Stars of HOPE post-tragedy. The results were overwhelmingly positive.

92%

Creators feel more optimistic about the future

84%

Participants feel supported And hopeful

75%

Participants feel comforted and connected to others

100%

Agree that Stars Of HOPE positively impacts people to recover emotionally from disaster And tragedy

Museums & Exhibits

The Stars of HOPE healing arts program has been integrated into educational and community-based programming and featured in both permanent and temporary exhibits at numerous museums and institutions nationally and globally, including:

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2021

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.

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