H.O.P.E. is a non-profit, state and federally registered 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1978. H.O.P.E. is not affiliated with any religious organization. Our office is physically located in the Moorestown Community House at 16 E. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ,08057. Our phone numbers are (856) 234-2200 or (888) 920-2201.

There are presently fifteen chapters in thirteen locations in seven counties in Southern New Jersey. For details on each, see the Locations page.


Board of Trustees

A board of trustees of 9-15 members oversees the H.O.P.E. program and assures adherence to H.O.P.E. by-laws and policies.


H.O.P.E. is staffed by volunteers who themselves have been widowed and have gone through the H.O.P.E. program and want to share their time and experience with others. The H.O.P.E. staff consists of the following:

The Director is the chief executive and operating officer of H.O.P.E. with emphasis on program oversight. Duties include monitoring all chapter activities, working closely with the Board, and representing H.O.P.E. in the community. The Director assures the integrity of the program and reports quarterly to the Board on all aspects of H.O.P.E. activity.

Office Manager
The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the office and coordination of office volunteers to see that the needs of the various chapters are met in a timely fashion. The Office Manager also participates in community outreach programs and fund raising events.

Office Volunteers
This small dedicated band of volunteers helps staff the office and assist the Office manager in accomplishing those tasks.

Chapter Group Leaders and Facilitators
Group leaders and Facilitators are the true heroes of H.O.P.E. They present the H.O.P.E. curriculum to participants and facilitate each group session. And they are often the sympathetic shoulder on which many people cry. They are graduates of the program who have undergone additional training.