Blue HOPE commenced in 2014 following the funeral of one of our mates. We had been to too many funerals so we decided that we had to do something. So we setup a facebook page and within an hour we were racing to help our first copper in need. A month later we had helped 50, six months later we reached 500 and now, six years later we have helped over 3000 current and former police officers who were doing it tough.
So how have we managed this?
Well, it hasn't been easy! We don't receive any government funding whatsoever. For years we have scraped together every dollar we could find or fundraise to make this service a reality. As we became more well known, we were fortunate to form some amazing partnerships with corporate entities who shared our vision and kindly provided funding and equipment that has enabled us to expand our reach to all parts of Australia.
Not surprisingly, as we have grown, the demand for our services has also increased. In order to service this increasing need, we are hoping to partner with businesses who share our vision to ensure that no current or former police officer has to struggle alone ever again. However, we aren't done yet. We continue to expand our services from our facility at Eagle Farm and we hope that one day, we will have a Blue HOPE office, providing our full range of services in every Australian capital city.
In order to do that, we need whatever help that you would be willing to provide. No contribution is too small, so if you think that you would like to work with us, we would love to hear from you.