About Helping Our Pain & Exhaustion

Helping Our Pain and Exhaustion, Inc. (H.O.P.E.), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and implement programs dedicated to improving the quality of life, for people with fibromyalgia.

H.O.P.E. accomplishes its mission through four major program areas:

Education
H.O.P.E. conducts lectures, round-table discussions, and upcoming classes to educate both patients and physicians.

Patient Support
H.O.P.E provides ongoing patient support groups, spouses & families support group,sss one-on-one support services through phone calls and a variety of free or low-cost resources for uninsured patients. Volunteer (veteran fibromyalgia patients) support newly diagnosed patients through our “Fibromyalgia Buddy Program.”

Advocacy & Awareness
H.O.P.E.’s director participates in legislative lobbying to raise awareness and education of Fibromyalgia. Dr. Ostalecki successfully obtained a proclamation recognizing Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Michigan.

H.O.P.E. will be hosting a Fibromyalgia Midwest Advocacy training, in the fall of 2011.

Dr. Ostalecki is involved in many professional, community and outreach programs including:

Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management (ACPSM), Lansing, MI
Subcommittee member of the Governor’s web site on health awareness, Lansing, MI
American Pain Foundation Action Network, Michigan State Leader
National Institute of Health-Council of Public Representative (COPR) Associates Member Program.
Facilitator: Fibromyalgia Support Group- William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Facilitator: Fibromyalgia Support Group- Farmington Hills, MI.
Facilitator: Fibromyalgia Spouses & Families Support Group- Farmington Hills, MI.
Resources

H.O.P.E creates high-quality, un-biased educational resources. This includes H.O.P.E’s successful documentary,
Faces of Fibromyalgia, published books, articles, podcasts & upcoming webinars.

Sharon Ostalecki, PhD
23915 Forest Park
Novi, MI 48374
Phone: 248.344-0896
Fax: 248-344-9487