Rating: 4.99 stars   158 reviews 7,742

Issues: Mental Health

Location: PO Box 90 Pisgah Forest NC 28768 USA

Mission: To inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent.
Results: We have planned and paid for more than 250 families from across the United States to experience Legacy Retreats where they make lasting family memories and form supportive friendships with others who understand their situation.
Target demographics: young families facing the loss of a parent.
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Legacy Retreats, 4 day all-expenses-paid experiences for families to make lifelong memories, build a community of support, and gain tools to help them manage the challenges they face.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Once again one of the most if not the most amazing experiences in my life. Such a wonderful community was built and lasting friendships were made. Even with the growth of this retreat it still had the same feel as with fewer families. Personal connections were made between everyone. Also all the little details were covered. IOH thought of everything that could have happened and were prepared for it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMAZING once again!! This was my 4th retreat to volunteer for and the IOH TEAM never forgets one detail it seems, if they do Id never know it.
I love the passion, love and devotion IOH shows, all the Smiles on the Families faces is worth every moment of my sore feet and lack of sleep.. LOL
Id serve every month if it was possible.
Way to go IOH your amazing and Kristen and Deric started all of this Joy by listening to Gods calling...
Thank you

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Rating: 5 stars  

We just got back from our Legacy Retreat experience. I don't want to be obnoxious, but I did rave-blog about it here: It was simply amazing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We attended the May 2015 Orlando retreat and It far exceeded anything we imagined !! Everything was planned for us , the volunteers and staff were amazing and helpful in every way possible.. Our 10 year son was especially struggling the last couple years with anger issues over his dads cancer and no one was able to get him to open up. After one morning of group activity/counseling sessions he opened up and started asking questions and talking to us about his dads cancer! What a blessing and an answer to our prayers.. We were also able to connect to people our own age in similar situations which had never happened before and we all came home with a wonderful feeling of not being along and being able to cope better!! Absolutely nothing but wonderful memories from the time we arrived!! Wonderful retreat and a answer to our prayers. We were treated like royalty the entire trip :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

How can you say anything bad about a free trip that allows you to make cherished memories with your loved ones? These people are special and our trip was so amazing we plan to volunteer in the future. All of the fun planned stuff is great, but for us getting to know the other families was the best part. Whatever your fears are about going with a bunch of strangers, put them aside. It's so worth it. It's the first time you won't feel like the only sick one in a room and your kids will have a blast! I'm so thankful for our trip with IOH.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Inheritance of Hope is an amazing organization with absolutely wonderful volunteers. Going into the legacy retreat, I had an slight idea of what to expect, but my expectations were far exceeded. The volunteers went completely above & beyond their duties for all the families. My family & I were able to make nationwide friends that I pray will last a lifetime. We were treated as VIP's from the very beginning to even now, after returning home. This organization has truly touched my heart in a special way!!! I am so thankful and blessed to have been a recipient of the NYC IoH legacy retreat.

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Rating: 4 stars  

It's hard to put into words how to tell about our experience with IOH. It was truly amazing. The people we meet have become friends. The volunteers and staff made us feel so special. We felt like we received VIP service and attention. It was an experience our family will never forget. Thank you all so much for your caring and loving attention you gave our family.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with Inheritance of Hope two times. I love this amazing organization. IoH truly seek to help families facing the potential loss of a parent. Not only does IoH give families a retreat to have a good time, but they also seek to equip the families with tools to get through such a difficult time. I love serving with IoH and cannot wait to serve again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Inheritance of Hope is truly an amazing organization, Our family was part of the August 2014 retreat and the support and kindness of the team and volunteers is amazing. Living with cancer isn't always easy and for a few days, my family and I were able to make some wonderful memories and spend time together. The opportunity to think about my legacy and the legacy of our family has changed me forever. I have such hope for the future and my family and IOH played a huge role in how I can do this.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Inheritance of Hope came into our lives just as we needed them the most. The trip was much needed as a family. The days spent at the amusement parks has created a lifetime of memories for my children. The counseling sessions provided an often overlooked aspect to dealing with a serious illness in a family. There are not enough thank you's for the wonderful work done by all the volunteers and staff of Inheritance of Hope

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