Turning Help Into Hope

Supporting local nonprofit organizations

at the forefront of mental health and addiction.



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Join Team Up for Hope for a conversation with Bobi Conn, Author of In the Shadow of the Valley - a Memoir. Bobi grew up and still lives in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky. During this conversation, we will not only learn how Bobi survived abuse & the impacts of family drug addiction, but we will also get an insider's look at life in that region from a perspective of mental health & substance use challenges.

Author - Bobi Conn was born in Morehead, Kentucky, and raised in a nearby holler, where she developed a deep connection with the land and her Appalachian roots. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at Berea College, the first school in the American South to integrate racially and to teach men and women in the same classrooms. After struggling as a single mother, she worked multiple part-time jobs at once to support her son and to attend graduate school, where she earned a master’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing. In addition to writing, Bobi loves playing pool, cooking, being in the woods, attempting to grow a garden, and spending time with her incredible children.


To purchase In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir by Bobi conn, k, click here.

There will be a question and answer period following speaker presentations.

Nov 4, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To register for this event, click here.

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"Who would have thought that it will take an organization such as Team Up for Hope to pick up the slack left by the closing of hospitals dedicated solely for the treatment of mental wellness in New York State and, specifically, Orange County, NY? Last year's and this year's very generous donations from your organization have enabled NAMI Orange County, NY to provide much-needed assistance to the people living with mental wellness issues. With Team Up for Hope's financial assistance, NAMI Orange County NY has been able to give people experiencing mental health challenges and their families in our community free support throughout the year..."

Board of Directors, NAMI Orange County NY

"We are amazed by Team Up for Hope's energy and enthusiasm for raising awareness about mental health and encouraging members of the community to contribute funds to support the work of a small, all-volunteer, non-profit organization like NAMI Sussex. As an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Sussex provides free support, education, and advocacy throughout the Sussex County, New Jersey area on behalf of individuals and families affected by mental illness. We have never before had a community partner fundraise to such an extent on our behalf, and we are truly grateful and humbled."

Annie Glynn, President & Jerilyn Doherty, Treasurer, NAMI Sussex



Previous Webinars:

"The Light at the End of the Tunnel"

As more and more people are being vaccinated, and as businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and sports venues are opening up, we’re seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Many people of all ages have experienced depression and anxiety resulting from stay-at-home restrictions. Some have lost friends and loved ones to COVID-19, some have lost jobs and are experiencing financial and food insecurity. Kids and teens have lost valuable educational and social interactions. And for people with mental health diagnoses, the loss of face-to-face services and supports has had a major impact. There are steps that can be taken as part of an overall positive approach to mental health.

To watch the webinar and learn more about our panelists, click here

"How the pandemic is impacting school-aged children & teens "


To watch the webinar and learn more about our panelists, click here

"Break the Stigma, End the Silence"

We teamed up with members of NAMI Orange County NY, NAMI Sussex County NJ, and local mental health and addiction experts and advocates to provide information and support for Mental Health and Substance Use issues.

A 4-part Webinar Series, you can watch the videos now.  Click here

Our Mission  Statement

Team Up for Hope, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to address the impact of mental illness, substance use and suicide in our communities by raising funds and awareness for local non-profit organizations at the forefront of these crises.

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Team Up for Hope is made up of people who are representative of most communities today. Some of us have loved ones living with a mental illness or substance abuse problem. Some of us have lost loved ones to suicide or overdose. Some of us have not personally experienced these issues but want to be a positive force in our towns. And all of us want to bring hope to our communities. 

The initial Team is also made up of Sales Associates and Staff of Green Team Realty in Warwick NY and Vernon NJ and we'll be lending our skills and expertise to the organizations we're teaming up with.


Our approach to helping our communities is to work with local nonprofits who are in the forefront of addressing the issues of mental health, substance abuse and suicide.  We are teaming up with:


(National Alliance

on Mental Illness) 

Orange County NY


Sussex County NJ Affiliates

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There are many things you can do to help.

You can donate time and/or money.


For instance, do you have a skill or service you can volunteer to help one of our Team organizations, such as:

  • Copywriting

  • Graphic Design

  • Website Creation

  • Social Media Expertise

  • Marketing, legal, accounting, fundraising

Can you lend a hand at fundraising events? Help with mailings, data entry, taking part in a walk-a-thon, etc?

Become a member of one or more of these organizations and support them financially while gaining knowledge of the problems affecting our communities - and often our friends and families. 

And you can reach out to friends and family living with these issues right now and help end the stigma!


- For a complete list of our sponsors, or to become a sponsor, click here

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