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.


Creators feel more optimistic about the future


Participants feel supported And hopeful


Participants feel comforted and connected to others


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: