Dear COPE Families and Friends,
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has raised overwhelming concerns about our health and safety and created uncertainty about the challenges that lie ahead.
When we first started COPE more than 20 years ago, we struggled to keep it growing and – even though we have remained financially stable – this crisis threatens our sustainability.
We ask you to please give what you can and to reach out to your networks to emphasize how important COPE is to you, your family and friends — and that it is critical that we continue to provide our emotional support services. If you had planned on attending any of our cancelled events, please consider donating what you would have for the events – or more.
Physical distancing doesn’t mean that we are alone—stand with us and together we can be a shining light in the face of uncertainty.
Our COPE future depends on all of us working together. On behalf of COPE, we thank you with all of our heart. Please stay safe.
Sandy Wolkoff, President
Adam Rabinovitch, Executive Director
Lilly Julien, Founder & President Emerita
Richard & Judy Berg, Co-Founders
The COPE Foundation was inspired by a dream.
In 1992, my 20 year-old daughter, Michelle, lost her life tragically in a car accident. In the midst of my grief, she came to me in a dream and said,
” I’m okay, Mommy. You’re the ones who aren’t okay and you need to reach out and help each other.”
I woke with a vision of grieving parents and siblings coming together for emotional support.