Anchoring Hope of NY, Inc. ‘Thinking Differently’ - a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for success for those affected by mental illness and/or addiction and their loved ones through the use of unique and /unconventional equipment and services. Anchoring Hope offers quality of life scholarships (including but not limited to) - medication boxes (including tamperproof), tablet-based monitoring tablets, service/emotional support animals, recreational activities and memberships, etc. An organization focused on advocacy; ensuring the right supports/services are available; while also providing Narcan training and kits to anyone in need. Unconventional treatment and items not covered by insurance are a focus for our organization. Anchoring Hope offers quality of life grants for expenses such as tamper-proof med boxes, emotional support/service animals, treatments, recreational activities, tablet-based monitoring programs that assist with managing medications, and items for daily living. Through these means, Anchoring Hope helps individuals, families, and other stakeholders in New York address the mental health crisis and its devastating effects on our friends, neighbors, and loved ones. Along with assisting people with their health care, we have been working closely with county and state representatives to discuss needed changes related to involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations in the hope of changing the statutory language to include individuals/family choice with regard to a 9:39 facility. We offer Narcan training and kits as we have seen firsthand the effects of this life-saving treatment. Also, we host community activities such as game/craft/paint nights. Near future steps include advocating for/creating additional NAMI and Nar Anon support groups in the local area. Whether it be finding the right support to overcome or finding peace in helping others, Anchoring Hope serves as a mean to heal.
Please consider making a donation using the link below. Donations can also be mailed to the following address:
Anchoring Hope of NY, INC
PO Box 177
Newfane, New York 14108
Anchoring Hope of NY, INC is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit dedicated to the charitable purpose of providing support to those affected by mental illness and/or addiction and their families. Anchoring Hope is created with a passionate and unapologetic determination; providing opportunities for success through the use of unique and unconventional equipment and services for mental health and/or addiction needs.
As the mother of a child trying to navigate the mental health field, I saw first hand the barriers people face when trying to obtain assistance for their mental health needs. Recognizing that there were many areas that were lacking in services for people and assistance for their families, I turned to some amazing people (Kim Hubert-Bickel, Christine O'Hara, C. River-Aaerin Hites, Rachele Gugliuzza, Kelly Horschel, Colleen Benson, Connie Schmidt, Connie Nairne and Chuck Barber.). This is where the vision for Anchoring Hope began. We are committed to thinking outside the box in order to promote success. Amazing that 'sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us'. -Kim Hubert-Bickel
C. River-Aaerin Hites