Hope Loves Company Inc. is the only nonprofit organization in the United States with the mission of providing educational and emotional support to the children and young adults who had or have a loved one battling ALS.
What We Do
Founder, Jodi O'Donnell-Ames, was inspired to create Hope Loves Company when she realized the lack of resources available to her children, all of whom lost a parent to ALS. When her children reached college age, she put her dreams into action and created the first and only organization with the unique and specific mission to support children and young adults who have been affected by ALS. Hope Loves Company offers various programs and services, such as Camp HLC(r), Hugs of Hope Care Packages, Family Fun Days, and other events.
HLC has hosted 23 successful camps across the nation, free of charge. Camp activities include hiking, water activities, zip lining, crafting, and more! There are also counselors available for campers who wish to seek support. We have Camp HLC(r) in NJ, MA, FL, IN, IL, and CA. HLC also delivers free Hug of Hope care packages, which include a children's book, stuffed animal, Camp HLC(r) T-shirt, a note from the HLC team, and more. We have a Young Ambassador program as well the Susan B. Anderson Scholarship. We keep in contact with our HLC families year round via phone, email, and social media and we always make sure to send our campers a birthday card!