Cradle of Hope (formerly Project Life) is a pro-life organization that was founded by Ann Dickinson in 1973 after she witnessed pregnant women who were in serious need of help due to unplanned pregnancies. Using a $5,000 inheritance, she began to help five pregnant women. In February, 1974 Cradle of Hope was incorporated. Since then, Cradle of Hope has allocated over $6 million to more than 30,000 Minnesota women who needed assistance as they faced a challenging pregnancy or crisis related to the birth of their baby. With advocates at over a hundred agencies referring women for our assistance, Cradle of Hope spans the state to help provide a positive alternative to abortion and promote the sanctity of human life.
(Left to right: Cynthia Godin-Director of Programs, Ann Dickinson-Founder, Darlene Kopesky-Executive Director)