New Hope for Kids mission is to support children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.

New Hope achieves its mission through two programs – The Center for Grieving Children and Wish for Kids – which provide assistance to children and their families during some of life’s most difficult challenges. New Hope for Kids also provides support services such as family events, resource information, and referral to other agencies for assistance when necessary. Our programs are available to children ages 3-19 who live in the Central Florida area.

New Hope for Kids is a tax exempt, approved 501(c)(3) organization and is registered in the state of Florida. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.


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  • pulse We are heartbroken over the recent tragic events in Orlando, and send our most sincere condolences to families and friends of those who died at Pulse, and to the family, friends and fans of Christina Grimmie. The loss of life of this past weekend is overwhelming and hard to comprehend. As we process the senseless violence and contemplate our safety, let’s all remember how Orlando rallied to shine its light into the darkness. Countless friends and neighbors came out to donate blood, to bring bottled water and food to law enforcement and first responders, to show love and support with a handmade poster… that’s what we’re made of as a community, and New Hope for Kids is proud to be part of it. If you find yourself wondering how to talk to your kids about these tragedies, please read this very helpful information from The Dougy Center, the National Center for Grieving Children and Families. http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/talking-with-children-about-tragic-events/

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Each year, approximately 300 children and their families participate in the healing activities and support found at our Center for Grieving Children. Our Wishes for Kids Program grants as many as 50 wishes per year to Central Florida children with life-threatening illnesses.