INHERITANCE OF HOPE INC

Rating: 4.99 stars   158 reviews

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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EIN 75-3243566
914-213-8435
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family recently returned from an Inheritance of Hope retreat and it was a life-changing experience for all of us. We laughed, we cried, we made new friends and got a new outlook on life. The counseling sessions were amazing and my husband who doesn't share personal details of his life seemed to really benefit from talking to others in similar situations. The volunteers were the nicest people who continue to keep in contact.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family attended the May 2014 Legacy of Hope Retreat put on by the non-profit "Inheritance of Hope." What we thought was going to be a nice 4-day getaway in Orlando, turned out to be the life changing blessing that our family needed to face our most challenging time. The retreat has strengthen our spirits, given us courage and helped to moved us from a state of mental and emotional paralysis brought on by fear of my wife's diagnoses of ALS (Lou Grehrig’s Disease).

The Legacy of Hope Retreat provides the perfect balance of support, learning and sharing among families facing terminal diagnoses; along with uplifting insights and opportunities to create immediate family joy and hope for their futures.

The trajectory of my family’s future has been forever lifted and changed because of what we experienced and took away from the Legacy of Hope Retreat. We believe, even for generations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It is rare that I can't see improvement opportunities, but at this event I simple don't away any to provide. Well done!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family of six attended the Orlando 2014 retreat and I have to say this was by far the best family vacation we have ever had! I can't thank IOH enough for all the wonderful things they did for us. Everything was outstanding, from the accommodations at Doubletree, the food and the activities. I have never seen a better organized and compassionate group of volunteers. We had such a great time making memories at the Parks and we met some incredible families coping with the same thing....life challenging illnesses. The hope, the faith, the inspiration....no words can express how much this meant to us...a priceless experience!

Battling metastatic breast cancer for the past three years has left me sad and tired. This trip helped me focus on what really matters- people I love. The time spent with the volunteers as well as other families has left an indelible impression. The fact that Derek himself was so personally involved, taking time to talk with us and share his heart was so impressive. These people really care! I will never forget the love and kindness. Thank you so much IOH...we love you all! May God bless your endeavors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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My family attended the February 2014 retreat in Orlando Florida. The experience was amazing for the entire family. We have kids of different ages, both preschool and teenagers. Both found the experience rewarding, along with my wife and I. It opened our eyes even more to being purposeful, especially during these troubling and difficult times. The memories we formed on the trip are such a gift. Our close family and friends were touched by the photos and the photo album that will be a family treasure. Unfortunately my wife passed at the end of February, so the trip to Florida occurred just in time for us.
The ideas and frame of mind in dealing with the terminal situation, seeing others dealing with the similar circumstances have provided some comfort as we work through our next chapter.

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Our family attended the February 2014 IOH Legacy Retreat in Orlando, FL. I wasn’t sure what to expect and my whole family was impressed with the care that we received. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and it has now back with a punch. My kids are teenagers which is a hard time in their lives. Knowing that a parent is supposed to have a shorter life makes it even harder. This retreat was about the kids and making memories. It was special to each one of them and to us as well. The time that we had in Florida was magical. From Mickey visiting us on the first day to the closing service on the last day. They couldn’t have added anything else into the trip. It was amazing and we are so grateful that the founders, team members, counselors and volunteers. I can’t thank you all enough!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family attended the February 2014 IOH Legacy Retreat in Orlando, FL. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, the year was filled with surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. Oftentimes these treatments are more difficult for the caregivers and small children than for the patient themself. The retreat allowed my children to connect with other kids that had a sick parent, so they knew they were not alone. The trip was a much needed break from treatment where we were able to have fun as a family and make lasting memories together. The biggest takeaway was learning to be intentional with the time you have with your family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spread the word so that others know that IOH exists.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

How can I put into words my experience with Inheritance of Hope? My Mom, daughter and I went on the February 2014 Disney retreat. Thinking back on my experience I still get teary eyed. The volunteer's, the Founder Deric Milligan and the counselor's were truly amazing and I gained so much from from our IOH experience. The other families were amazing, my 13 year old daughter met some lifetime friends and so did my mom and I.

It has been several weeks since I got home and I cannot stop thinking and talking about how special this retreat really was. There are a few things that I can say are blessings from my cancer diagnosis and this retreat was one of them. Thank you IOH for all the thoughts and prayers and blessings. I will forever cherish my memories.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. I want to go back.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is the best. They do everything out of the goodness of their hearts and they are so sincere. Me and my family got the opportunity to meet and spend time with the founder and several volunteers and I they will always be in my heart and prayers.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so grateful for the gift Inheritance of hope gave our family. I have been treating what is now stage 4 breast cancer naturally for the last 3 yrs. Over the last 3 yrs as well as dealing with cancer issues, I have lost my business, my home, my father thorough death, suffered a car wreck making me unable to continue to work as I once did as a massage therapist and yoga teacher and worked through custody issues with my teenage children who are not able to live with me at this time due to my poor health at this time. During custody issues that lasted for 2 yrs my children were alienated from me and our relationship was challenged, this trip to New York helped us to find a love for each other that we had not seen in a long time. it was an amazing opportunity for my children to be with other children who are facing the possibility of losing a parent. I felt totally looked after in so many ways, the volunteers there are some of the most servant hearted people I have ever met.
Always in gratitude ....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This amazing organization gave us an unforgettable opportunity to create lasting memories for our family. Our memories are not just of our family but with all the staff, volunteers and other families.

From the time I received the call that we had been granted the trip to NYC we have been treated with the upmost respect and unconditional love from the staff and volunteers.

Allen was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in February 2012. We were very concern if he would be able to participate in the activities planned. However, Inheritance of Hope took care of everything for us from pushing Allen in his wheelchair to helping with Jacob who is 11.

I can not say enough about the staff and volunteers of Inheritance of Hope who gave unconditional of there time.

We have been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a recipient of this wonderful organization.

The Young's
Allen, Phyllis and Jacob

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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