Our Mission

To show people how creative activities can help them cope with stress and other life challenges, regardless of their artistic aptitude or economic circumstances.

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Our Purpose

To encourage participation in creative activities by providing education, workshops, and online activities to adults 18 years of age and older.

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Our Vision

Imagine a place you could visit – individually or as part of a community – to explore your own creativity free from fear of judgement or failure.

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Rob’s Hope is Renewing Hearts

Help us make our vision a reality. Join us for a workshop. Share our mission, milestones, and events with your friends and family. We want to bring Rob's Hope to life and your contributions will help to make that happen. On behalf of those who suffer from stress, depression, anxiety, or a struggle to belong, please consider making a donation, or send us a message. We'd love to hear from you!

We are about to embark on a journey, and we'd love for you to join us. Together we can change lives and renew hearts.

“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Updates and Blog Stories

Time and again I’m struck by the way things happen, the order they happen in, and whether I could have connected the dots sooner. Last night I learned that a friend lost her battle with depression shortly before Thanksgiving. We had talked briefly about her becoming involved with Rob’s Hope, but I hadn’t gotten there yet. Today, in reviewing the activities of RH over the past month, the November 20th Facebook post caught my attention – a quote by Elizabeth … read more

Take Heart – the official blog of Rob’s Hope   It may not seem like it, but Rob’s Hope has been busy over the past few months. We were able to raise $1,000 through a Go Fund Me campaign last spring – many thanks again for your generous donations! In the next couple of weeks we’ll be kicking off a new campaign for art supply donations, and working on a more user friendly way to enable financial donations via our … read more

Take Heart – the official blog for Rob’s Hope logo adapted from an original work by Rob Viti entitled “Love, Baltimore” The launch of the Rob’s Hope website marks the culmination of five years of healing, research, work, and study that began when my son Rob died suddenly in early 2011. When your child dies much too soon, before he’s had a chance to leave his own lasting mark on the world, you feel a very real drive to do that for him. … read more