Renewed Hope/Esperanza Renovada
Renewed Hope/Esperanza Renovada, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing cancer survivors and their families a restorative escape from the often overlooked emotional/psychological side effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our primary goal is to help those who are recovering from or living with cancer to find the renewed hope to move forward in their lives.
Hope! Everyone has hope for the future. For 4 of these 10 people it means something very different - they are cancer survivors.
Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
Hope comes into its own when crisis looms, opening us to new creative possibilities.
Hope has been shown to be an important part of the recovery process from illness; it has strong psycholgical benifits for patients, helping them to cope more effectively with their disease.
Renewed Hope/ Esperanza Renovada started as result of our experience with cancer and our own little escape cabin. Now we are expanding and building a lodge/retreat in the tropical mountain setting of southwest Puerto Rico. The project is designed from the start to work as a self sustaining nonprofit. This hybrid approach allows the business side to generate funds to support the nonprofit portion of the project. The complex consists of a main lodge building with kitchen facilities, a common gathering area, and an outdoor covered pavillion; and individual private cabins and rustic tent sites. Proceeds from the cabin rentals is used to offer free lodging to cancer survivors who are adjusting to the "new normal" of life after cancer. This is a time when many survivors need a place outside of a clinical environment to get away and discover their new life's focus, reconnect with family members and find renewed hope for the future.
Renewed Hope/ Esperanza Renovada's mission
Is to provide cancer survivors and their families a restorative escape from the emotional/psychological effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, including physical accommodations near San German, Puerto Rico, and related services and programs.