Cradle of Hope (formerly Project Life) 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 $5 million to more than 25,000 Minnesota women who needed assistance as they faced a challenging pregnancy or crisis related to the birth of their baby. With advocates at hundreds of 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)