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Happily Ever After League Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: In-Home Assistance

Mission: HEAL provides support to mothers recovering from cancer with a one time financial grant and ongoing support at the HEALing House with monthly social support, outreach and a food pantry.

Results: HEAL has helped nearly 1,000 mothers since 2004 and provides 1,500 services per year through our HEALing House programs.

Target demographics: Mothers recovering from cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: 80 new moms and we provided 1,500 services through our HEALing House.

Geographic areas served: Arizona

Programs: Financial support that helps pay for medical co-payments, prescriptions and groceries. We also offer ongoing social support and outreach for back to school and holiday gifts as well as a monthly food pantry.

Community Stories

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters and I have been volunteering at HEAL for about 5 years now. HEAL is an amazing nonprofit organization that helps so many mothers, children and families. The smiles on everyone’s faces when they leave HEAL makes us so happy! We are so excited to welcome the new mini therapy ponies!

Tonya A.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cancer is incredible hard and sad to deal with but having a place like the Heal House with the Happy Ever After League makes the journey easier for moms with cancer. From the moment I stepped inside, I knew these volunteers would be life long friends. They have fed my family when we had nothing to eat, they have dried my tears on so many occasions, and they have become part of ever holiday and celebration. This is a nonprofit that provides direct assistance for mom's with cancer. The pantry each month is something our family relies on and the celebrations, well those make this life worth living. Everything they do helps us cope with cancer and its effects, even though we usually don't talk about cancer while we're there. Instead we enjoy each other's company, learn new things, make crafts and make forever friends. Thank you Lauren and the Happily Ever After League for all you do!!!! You are my angels.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HEAL is a wonderful resource for moms undergoing cancer treatment. They truly make everyone feel like family and give not only the moms but the entire family a place to truly HEAL.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heal and the Healing House is shares love with all of their recipients. The Board Members work to make the organization a place where moms and their families can forget their worries for a bit while undergoing cancer treatment. It is a wonderful organization!

1 Stacey Harkins D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Happily Ever After League helped me financially no questions asked when I got diagnosed with cancer. They changed my world from my first phone call to them just a year ago giving my son a college scholarship. I cannot put into words how this organization has changed mine and my families world. At times it was pay the bills to continue treatment or eat. There food pantry helped supplement many times. The Healing House provides great relief and when you are there at peace. I have since moved away but would love to see this organization in other places.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have both volunteered at and participated in many events sponsored by HEAL over the years and I am always blown away by the hard work, commitment and compassion of the members of this organization and the number of lives they have touched!

1 Stephanie M.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lauren and her entire team, which includes therapy horses and a pig, gives a mom enduring cancer treatment a glimpse of hope that life can still be amazing, even during the most trying of times. The benefits of the Happily Ever After League (HEAL) to moms in treatment are above and beyond words. From their very own Healing House with fully stocked pantry offerings, to special events for moms to have a little pampering to help in healing, to the genuine heartfelt giving provided...saying thank you is not enough. This is an award winning non-profit started for all the right reasons and has continued to grow in service to women in treatment...and beyond. Thank you, Lauren!

1 JoanPike

Donor

Rating: 5

 HEAL is a grass roots, hard working organization with solid leadership that stays focused on their goals.  HEAL has helped so many people over the years with financial assistance.  They also offer access to their well stocked food pantry, supportive programs and events at the HEAL house, and now the healing  provided by new therapy animals!   I'm a very proud supporter of HEAL and am always impressed by all they continue to accomplish for those in need. 

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Donor

Rating: 5

Founder Lauren Daniels, along with her dedicated team of volunteers, have shown me what helping others through a difficult time is all about. I've seen what a difference the one time grants HEAL provides can make in the lives of their recipients. I'm proud to support their efforts and I'm thankful for all they do to help so many!
Joan Pike

1 Andrea F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Happily Ever After League made such a tremendous difference and is blessing to me and my family when I was diagnosed and going through treatment. Unlike other non profits, they don't limit assistance to just mom's with breast cancer. The monthly pantry day, and activities for the families help me to know I am not in the fight alone. Everyone from intake to volunteer are genuine in there care and support. I love HEAL!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved coming here when I was a child . Seeing everyone having fun and entertaining each other was amazing . I love how they help and give back to anyone who come here . Thank you for making our holidays fun and bringing us together my kids now come here and they love it they can’t wait to see Santa thank you guys for everything that you did for us we love you 

1 cocokatz

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

15 years and no mom has ever been turned away. Truly a place to celebrate all that moms give of themselves getting a little bit back.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The HEALing House, a place for the Happily Ever After Programs, is magical. It is a place where the moms and their families can come once a month for a special event,they get to know each other socially, their kids become friends and look forward to seeing each other. The volunteers provide on site babysitting, crafts, providing a meal and allowing the families to just relax and chat...it is an unstructured support group where cancer may not necessarily be the focus...they are all moms first. The events are all themed, non are about "CANCER", no pink ribbons, just the holiday of the month, or a guest artist to share their talent, or a dinner for two served restaurant style. They can also come to shop the Pantry( our food bank ) once a month, a great help to most of our families. We often provide a craft to do then as well, the house is for our moms to enjoy and relax

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1 Traci P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LOVE this organization!!! My family was impacted by breast cancer and I can’t imagine being a single mom fighting alone, The Healing House has helped so many single women be strong and get through their battles! They are a very inspiring nonprofit that deserves all the best!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been attending the most wonderful events at Happily Ever After League since 2010 with my family while battling non Hodgkin lymphoma . The members and volunteers Of Heal House are the most selfless and caring people!!! Going through cancer treatments is scary and so very hard on the patients and their families. So getting away with your family for a few hours at one of the awesome events is more than a wonderful blessing! It allows us to forget what we’re going through and just have fun and the smiles on our families faces are priceless!! They not only have the events they also have a food pantry that has been an awesome blessing for my family. They also help with school supplies, Christmas and so so much more!! I for one am so very honored to share my experience with all the beautiful angels of Happily Ever After League. Gina Lopez and family

1 Nancy Stone H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization. I have watched you through the years help moms with cancer and their children. As a cancer survivor myself, I know firsthand how valuable loving support is and how it helps you get through it. Your assistance through family events and personal help. Heal is a blessing beyond measure!

1 Erica Rae E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was Lauren’s daughters teacher when I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I had a 4 year old at the time and was in the middle of a divorce. Happily ever after helped me by aiding my daughter and I literally at our lowest. Being a young mom with cancer is very different and HEAL noticed that. I was even honored enough to speak at the tea fundraiser. I can’t say enough about HEAL!!❤️

1 Denise M.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing people.....great concept. Helping women and their families every day in many different ways

1 Lupe F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great people that took a family illness, supported themselves through it and then created an organization dedicated to helping others. Their work is meaningful and comes from a place of love and caring.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a proud supporter of H.E.A.L. and it's mission to support mother's going through breast cancer treatment. They have cultivated a wonderful community of support and healing and continue to evolve through the addition of wonderful emotional support animals. As a healthcare provider, I have seen firsthand the benefits of animal therapy in the healing process. I will continue to support H.E.A.L. as they continue their mission for many years to come.

Deb U.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand how HEAL offers not only financial support but emotional support as well. The monthly events at the HEALing House offer a sense of community to these survivors. Some of the moms do not have extended family near by and we see many women connect at the HEALing House. The events are always uplifting and don’t focus on cancer.
The Pantry that HEAL offers can really help the women offset some of their costs.
It is offered monthly at the HEALing House.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of HEAL for 14 years. I have seen first hand how much this organization helps Mother’s while dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The monthly house events allows everyone to feel accepted and maybe for an hour or so, to not think about cancer. The volunteers are amazing and show such compassion. The HEALing House has a food Pantry as well. Moms come and choose foods for their families, free of charge. Pantry Days are a special time for these moms to have some quiet time, make a craft and connect with the other moms.
HEAL also offers many outreach programs. Back to School, Thanksgiving and our incredible Winterfest, just to mention a few.
I am honored to be a small part of this organization and work with such compassionate people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Happily Ever After League provides joy and support for families experiencing the journey with cancer. Butch and Chance are very zen and we really enjoy having them at our home. The HEAL team is loving, smart and supportive.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HEAL and it’s volunteers are the best! I have supported this organization for years and have been to many functions. They really strive to ease the burden of mothers in cancer recovery, not just financial burdens, but emotional burdens also. I love this organization and will continue to support them as long as they exist

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best non profit ever. I’ve been involved since day 1, and have seen such happiness and relief from the recipients. HEAL brings joy to so many recipients and volunteers. Lauren Daniels, the founder, is tireless as she grows this organization year after year.
From the celebrations at the healing house, the pantry and the Heal farm to the grants, HEAL gives it’s all

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Client Served

Rating: 5

While I was going through radiation, and then ended up having to go through surgery again to get a double mastectomy and full hysterectomy. My ex husband decided to play child support games during that time. Healing house helped with some Christmas, and was our only Easter meal and event. My daughter also received a much appreciated $250 scholarship for a College class, and got school supplies. We have really enjoyed being able to go and do crafts. It has been a difficult journey having a chronically ill child, and also having cancer myself, without having family near, due to being relocated to AZ. We are thankful to Heal House!
My daughter also performed for the fundraiser, and it was very touching that they asked her to share her talents.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful support system when you are dealing with cancer. These wonderful people make you feel like loved family, and you can tell their concern in genuine. I am so thankful that my cancer social worker led me to Healing House. We have loved the crafts, brunches, and being able to get food pantry items.

1 Joyce Denholm H.

Donor

Rating: 5

HEAL has grown to serve the community in so many ways over the years and the addition of Butch the therapy horse was an unforseen bonus. He will bring such a unique experience for people undergoing treatment and their care givers and loved ones as well. This organization never stops looking for new ways to reach out and help heal those in need. Keep up the great work!

1 Nancy B.12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has a heart as big if not bigger than it's leader Lauren! She is a true inspiration to show others how coming together for a cause can truly make a difference! As a cancer survivor herself, her compassion is unwavering. HEAL does so much good for those in need, the Mom's struggling to fight their cancer with small children. If you want to make a difference in someone's life, volunteer or donate to this amazing organization!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best organization! Proud to donate my time! I have watched this group change lives. It is a giant family.

1 JoSal

Board Member

Rating: 5

This nonprofit was started because of a young mother who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and knew what it was like to have to continue to care for her 3 children the youngest under a year of age. Knowing that there were other moms that did not have the support of were in financial straits she started this program to help them with grants to cover some of their needs. No one is denied and the HEAL organization has continued to evolve over the last 15 years. There is now a HEALING HOUSE with a pantry for the moms to shop (free) of course and back to school programs, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas shopping so all children have gifts Christmas morning and the list goes on. This is truly a wonderful addition to the community that she never imagined that would happen. This far exceeds all expectations.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Happily Ever After (HEAL) is a valuable resource to the community financially helping moms with dependents who are going thru cancer treatments. They also have a HEALING HOUSE which throughout the year has a pantry that continues to help the families after the initial grant that is given to the mom. The families receive a monthly newsletter letting them know of the different programs that they can sign up for to help them with their lives and living after a cancer diagnosis. My hat off to this amazing Non Profit organization for the work that they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group offering various types of support for women facing cancer, allowing them to lessen their burdens. A wonderful place with phenomenonal, empathetic, kind, generous staff.

1 Katie Larnerd D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HEAL is one of our favorite charities we like to volunteer at. They do such great things for Moms with cancer and their families. All year long they support them and have great activities for the kids. Turkey a special organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for HEAL for a few years. All the other volunteers are very kind, hard working, and dedicated to the families they serve at every event and for every need. The families who attend the events are so loving and full of joy they're delightful to be with!

1 Jonell

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no finer organization for supporting women with children while undergoing a cancer diagnosis. My connection to the Happily Ever After League goes back to its humble beginnings and to see it continue to make a difference in so many lives is awe-inspiring. The organization's support is like a hand that wraps around the family and offers support from their help with social services and providing a caring social life. They have created a warm and supporting environment that keeps their promise to all of their moms. I can't say enough about their reputation and love in our community. As a volunteer, I've had the pleasure to help with social events for families, organize their food pantry for families, spend a day with moms and their families just talking and hanging out. For me, HEAL creates smiles for miles that keep me coming back to support their mission and vision. The families get some much-needed respite from a tough time in their lives and HEAL does it well and with love!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Lauren and her team of amazing volunteers truly make a difference!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HEAL House is an amazing spot for women and their families to simply feel good and be taken care of...my girls and I always love volunteering with them~

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I LOVE this organization. My daughters and I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the HEAL house and it is amazing to see the happiness they bring to the families they help!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been amazing to watch HEAL grow throughout the years. Being able to help families going through a cancer diagnosis is a wonderful feeling. I've learned so much from the women I've met. It is really amazing to get to connect with different families and give them a sense of community during a difficult time.

1 Ali Bender Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughters and I love volunteering at HEAL. Whether we’re stocking the food pantry, cleaning the HEAL House, or helping out at a fundraiser, we always feel like we’re contributing to HEAL’s mission, which is helping moms and families coping with cancer. Founder Lauren Daniels is such a compassionate soul, and her kindness permeates throughout the organization. All the staff at HEAL are so friendly to work with. Wonderful local nonprofit!