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    Hopester is an app concept that enables youth to share their stories while remaining anonymous. Kids don’t often have a safe place to talk about … Read More
    Hopester is an app concept that enables youth to share their stories while remaining anonymous. Kids don’t often have a safe place to talk about difficult feelings or situations and can’t tell the adults in their lives — therapists, teachers, clergy — because those adults are mandated reporters and must tell the state or law enforcement about any trauma or abuse. This can be a terrifying choice: to suffer in silence or have your whole life turned upside-down. Hopester helps people to let their secrets out safely, to get support and love on the road to getting help. To feel like part of a community where shame doesn’t exist. To feel empowered and resilient and strong even in the face of sadness. When they are ready, they can take the next step, and search for personalized services on a Yelp-like database to help them get or stay happy and healthy. Read Less
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Hopester is an app concept that enables youth to share their stories while remaining anonymous. Kids don’t often have a safe place to talk about difficult feelings or situations and can’t tell the adults in their lives — therapists, teachers, clergy — because those adults are mandated reporters and must tell the state or law enforcement about any trauma or abuse. This can be a terrifying choice: to suffer in silence or to have your whole life turned upside-down. Hopester helps people to let their secrets out safely, to get support and love on the road to getting help. It helps them feel like part of a community where shame doesn’t exist, empowered and resilient and strong even in the face of sadness. When they are ready, they can take the next step and search for personalized services on a Yelp-like database to help them get or stay happy and healthy.
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Co-founders Molly Murphy and Justin Bench