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New Hope for Kids

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities


544 Mayo AvenueMaitland, FL 32751 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

New Hope for Kids provides specialized support to children and families grieving the loss of a loved one and grants wishes to children with life-challenging illnesses in Central Florida


New Hope for Kids has two principal programs. The Center for Grieving Children and the Children's Wish Program. The Grief Center provides grief support sessions to children and their parents. Most of these children come to us after they begin to suffer behavioral problems after the death of a parent or sibling. Children meet in groups according to age, with trained grief facilitators and counselors. Their caregivers meet separately with a counselor to learn how children grieve, how to help them and how to deal with their own grief. Many of the deaths were very traumatic: cancer, accidents, murders and suicides. Sharing their concerns with others going through the same thing helps these children, and their caregivers, learn to pick up the pieces and go on with their life in a healthy way. The Wish program grants wishes to children who are severely ill. Most of these children live sterile, restricted lives due to their illness. Isolation and educational stagnation frequently results. Physical disabilities limit the child's mobility and access to normal learning and social opportunities. Many children request computers and computer training.


Would you recommend New Hope for Kids?
6 reviews Write a review
by Paula O. (May 20, 2021)
Great fun,Met some wonderful people. Very rewarding day.
by Yung D. (February 26, 2018)
Everyone is so nice. Good cause and lots of fun. will do it again next year
by Lara F. from Altamonte Springs, FL (September 7, 2016)
I volunteered a few times and helped with office support and the staff and everyone that I met was amazing. While I was there I developed an understanding and appreciation for what they do for children affected by a loss in our community and it's inspiring. Sadly, due to scheduling conflicts, I am no longer able to volunteer but I highly recommend them to anyone that knows of a child that lost someone they love.
by Rosaly R. from orlando, FL (May 27, 2015)
This organization seems to help many kids, and gives them hope and confidence. I believe that the more people, the more help and hope it gives children.:)
by Nicole V. (November 6, 2014)
Amazing event hosted for kids. Fun, energetic, and friendly environment. Everyone is willing to help out. Overall, a great place to volunteer.

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