Emily’s Hope is dedicated to removing the stigma of substance use disorder through awareness, education, and prevention; and removing financial barriers for treatment and recovery.
Emily’s Hope is a legacy charity in the name of a prolific painter whose life was cut short. We are raising awareness of the opioid epidemic, stopping the stigma of addiction and helping to offset the cost of treatment. With your help, we can offer hope and recovery to more people struggling with addiction. Removing financial barriers is one of the first steps toward restoration, not only of the person suffering from substance use disorder, but also their entire family.
How Emily’s Hope Started
Emily’s family was devastated that they were not able to get her help in time. In the face of her grief, Angela Kennecke vowed that she would do anything she could, in Emily’s name, to prevent other families from going through an overdose loss. A new treatment center was being built in their community. Angela inquired about starting a fund to help offset the cost of treatment for substance use disorder. After the fund was established, Angela went public with Emily’s story. People throughout the country have rallied behind our mission and have been essential to its growth. A tribute to Emily and her art is now a reminder for everyone who enters the Avera Addiction Care Center that Emily lives on through the efforts of Emily’s Hope.
Emily’s paintbrush and palette, along with her story, are on display at the Avera Addiction Care Center
Emily’s Hope: A Personal Story Of Loss In The Opioid Epidemic
Emily’s Hope is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS.
Tax ID Number: 83-3324332