The What & Why?

For years I lived with the belief that drugs would not affect my child. I had a false reality. “Those hard drugs” weren’t in our area, were they? Then, it began happening to our family. We tried to save my daughter for 7 years. Our daughter, Ashley, died on Christmas Eve of 2013.


I founded Light of Hope 501(c)(3) non-profit so that no one would ever have to be alone in the struggle. Don’t face the difficulties of life by yourself. Education, support, and love are the tools necessary to walk through the difficult days. My heart yearns to make a difference in our community. We are here to provide whatever we can, to those who need help; including families, children, and individuals.


One of our greatest missions is to focus on educating and equipping our children on how to handle the reality of what they face in this world today. Drug education and prevention are critical to the future of our children. Light of Hope is providing school drug education and prevention courses in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools. We also provide powerful assemblies to any grade level.


In an exclusive partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), Light of Hope provides current, powerful, and effective education to the schools - FREE TO ALL SCHOOLS.

Light of Hope has titled this program "L.E.A.D."

(Light of Hope educating about drugs.)

Each school district has the opportunity to work closely with LOH to cater to their individual needs. 


Light of Hope has made it a priority to educate & equip the children. The budget cuts have taken the more detailed drug education out of the schools. It is critical to provide this important piece of education back into our schools.

Light of Hope has hired incredible educators, that go into the schools to teach this incredible curriculum. These educators are retired teachers, psychologists, and professionals, that have a passion to help equip and educate our children. The curriculum taught is provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration/Discovery Education.


There are three levels of education; Elementary, Middle School, and High School. Each district can decide what ages, grades, and extent of education that fits their needs best. Again, this school drug education is free to the schools. We provide a powerful assembly hosted by the DEA and LOH founder, Layla Freeman. This assembly typically launches the program and prepares the students for discussion in the classroom once the curriculum begins. 


We are so grateful for the community support. We cannot do any of these things without you. As we continue to work with each school district, we ask for your prayers, encouragement, and help. We rely solely on donations. We are only able to provide the funding for this "LEAD" school education, through your community donations.

I encourage you to call or email us with any questions, or if you would like to meet for more information.

laylafreeman@lightofhopeinc.org - Founder/C.E.O.

nancyphelps@lightofhopeinc.org - Executive Director


cathycrawford@lightofhopeinc.org - LOH "LEAD" Education Coordinator


Neither myself nor any of my Board Members receive any type of pay or compensation for what we do. We do what we do because we each have a purpose and a passion to help our community. 


Please consider donating to our cause. We need your help to make a difference in our children, in our future.

Thank you so much for your consideration. Please share this information, and our cause, with as many people as you can. May God continue to guide our hearts and show us the ways in which we can share His love with our community. Together, we are helping people see the hope. 





Layla Freeman
Founder / C.E.O.
Light of Hope






For a full report of Light of Hope operations, Board practices, finance report, and programming, please visit the following Guidestar Non-Profit reporting agency.

Light of Hope's Change for Change program is bringing Drug Awareness to the classroom.
Light of Hope's Change for Change

Credit: KOTV-News on 6 reporter Sawyer Buccy

Be a part of the solution!


YOU can make a difference!

If you are interested in scheduling your school, please contact us! 

If you are interested in supporting our program, so we can continue to offer this school drug education program free to the schools, please contact us!






Anyone can help make a difference in the lives of our children!

Contact us, and we will gladly meet with you to discuss the details. 

We are always available to do presentations to schools, large groups, businesses, organizations or churches.


Please call, email or message to set up an appointment.  

Layla Freeman - Founder/C.E.O. of Light of Hope



Nancy Phelps - Executive Director of Light of Hope 



Cathy Crawford - Education Coordinator of Light of Hope



Light of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible. 


Together, we can equip the children and help people see the HOPE!

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