HOPES Director of Grants, Stacey Rice, is a member of the “The Hello Project,” a group who received grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and their BUILD Health Challenge funding opportunity to address elder suicide and loneliness in our community. Many of the group’s plans have been delayed due to COVID-19, but they have created a Hello Project Newsletter that provides seniors in our community with resources and tips on how to manage social isolation.

The group is also starting a podcast that will provide seniors with valuable information from local professionals/experts. The podcast will also provide them with tangible things such as, mindfulness, exercise routines, etc. More to come in the near future!