Our Impact


Public Speaking, TV appearances, podcast & blog

Angela Kennecke is turning her heartbreak into action by traveling the country to bring Emily’s story to communities, conferences and schools.


K-12 prevention curriculum in development

Our curriculum is designed to teach children the effects of substances on the brain, body, and life, in order to promote healthy choices.


Offsetting treatment in Emily’s hometown

The Emily’s Hope Fund at the Avera Foundation helps offset the cost of treatment and allows more people struggling with addiction to get the help they need at the The Avera Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Emily painting on a bench


Continuing Emily’s artistic legacy

Emily was a prolific painter and this is a way for her legacy to the art world to live on. Emily’s Hope Art Scholarship through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

“My number one reason for talking about Emily’s death is to erase the stigma surrounding addiction, especially the use of heroin or opioids of any kind.