Share the Art of Sobriety

Improve the lives of youths and young adults in recovery from addiction through the engagement of expressive arts and the development of related entrepreneurial skills.

Bridge the gap in understanding around addiction and recovery, transform the cultural dialogue, and reduce this epidemic. 

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Hope Creates is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization that is supported by your generous donations.

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Contact Information

To get in touch with Hope Creates, contact:

Kathie Thomas, Board President and Founder
Phone: 1.314.384.6020
Email: kathie.thomas@hopecreates.org  
Address: P.O. Box 546, Chesterfield, MO 63006
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Our call to action:

  • Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under age 50
  • Rates of alcohol and drug addiction are highest among young adults ages 18-29
  • In 2018 the St. Louis Region had close to five times the rate of opioid related deaths than the national average.
  • In 2017 the St. Louis Region lost 760 people – that is 2 people a day
  • 64,070 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016. That is more people than we lost in the entire 10-year Vietnam War
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. That is almost 200 people a day and 24 times the lives lost in 9/11 – for which we went to war
  • Some estimates predict that over 76,000 people died in the U.S. in 2018 from drug overdoses. That is almost 210 people a day
  • About 88,000 people die each year from alcohol
  • Violent behavior attributed to alcohol use accounts for roughly 21% of suicides, 49% of murders, 52% of rapes and 60% of child abuse
  • America has only 5% of the world’s population yet consumes over 60% of the world’s illegal drugs
  • Alcohol and drugs are implicated in an estimated 80% of offenses leading to incarceration in the United States such as domestic
  • violence, driving while intoxicated, property offenses, drug offenses, and public-order offenses

This is our call to action!

“Are we a nation willing to take on an epidemic that 
is causing great human suffering and economic loss? Are we able to live up to that most fundamental obligation we have as human beings: to care for one another?”
Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service
November 2016