While many in the community know GRANTED by its previous name, Wish Upon A Star, for its heartwarming mission of granting wishes to deserving children, the ROY AND AMANDA JORGENSEN HOUSE OF HOPE represents a new chapter in their commitment to families facing unimaginable challenges.

Photo: House of Hope Progress Jeff Purdue
Photo: House of Hope Progress Jeff Purdue

Wishes have always been the cornerstone of GRANTED's work, but with this visionary facility, the organization will extend its reach and elevate its services through the Beyond The Wish programs.

What is The House of Hope?

The HOUSE OF HOPE is designed to cater to the unique needs of families with medically complex children who are bravely fighting their toughest battles. It is set to be a one-of-a-kind haven, providing comprehensive support and services that go beyond granting wishes, offering solace and strength to families when they need it most.

See Inside the House of Hope Design Plan - 2200 Oak Hill Rd Evansville, IN 47711

The House of Hope will provide local families with specialized spaces designed to provide critical services to the sickest children and their families in our community for generations to come.

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Photo: House of Hope Progress Jeff Purdue
Photo: House of Hope Progress Jeff Purdue

Beyond The Wish Program Room

The heart of the House of Hope. This space allows us to expand programming to include special modified and inclusive art, dance, and yoga classes for Wish children and adults. This will also be a great area to offer movie nights with special accommodations not obtainable in regular movie theaters.

Education Center

Crucial area for educational opportunities for families including classes such as home income opportunities and debt management due to the financial burdens of having a critically ill child. This will also allow Granted to partner with local hospitals to provide experts in areas such as insurance, financial assistance, and specific diagnoses-focused talks.

Child Sensory Playroom

Child care is currently a barrier to many Wish families attending our programs. This will be a safe and fun space for children to stay while their parents or guardians attend programs or classes that will help them further understand and cope with their child’s illness or disabilities.


Community Support

A silent fundraising campaign began in April 2023 and over $2.2M of Granted’s $2.3M fundraising goal has been raised through donations, grants, and in-kind goods and services.  “We live in a very loving, supportive, and generous community when it comes to supporting area children and families fighting their toughest battle." ~  Granted board member and fundraising Co-chair Jeff Purdue

The public fundraising campaign will continue to support efforts to raise the rest of the money needed to complete all phases of the campus.

Superheroes, Rock Stars, Mr. Cow, and More Rappel For Granted

The challenge to rappel over and down a 9-story building is one that over 100 people said YES to. Why? It's all for the Granted Wish Children. Here are a few pics from the First-ever Over The Edge 4 Granted Fundraiser in Downtown Evansville, Indiana.

Gallery Credit: Liberty

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