Cope Well Mission Summary
The Cope Well Foundation is a nonprofit organization that
advocates for the overall needs of the Cancer Community,
while we serve the coping needs of ALL Survivors (and their
Support Systems) by helping them ‘Cope Well’ emotionally and
spiritually, in order to ‘Live Well’ during their Survivorship
(Supportship) Journey!

Through ou Coping Seminars, the Cope Well Foundation
promotes the importance and benefits of 4 main signature
Coping Outlets, all of which have been developed by Cope Well
and have proven to be not only beneficial, but essential, for the emotional and spiritual well-being of Survivors and their Support Systems. Those Coping Outlets are: Survivorship thru Mentorship, Live Well thru Activities, Coping thru Counseling and Cope with Hope.

Although the primary focus of the Cope Well Foundation has been on Cancer Survivorship since the launch of our organization in 2011, we also promote the benefits of our signature Coping Outlets to Survivors and their Support Systems in ALL areas of life, as Survivorship isn’t limited to Cancer alone. We also understand that the emotional and spiritual affects of Survivorship expand beyond the Survivor. Those affects can have an equal impact on the Survivor's Support System as well. We refer to this as the Supportship Journey. Therefore, the Cope Well Foundation also promotes the benefits of our 4 signature Coping Outlets to those who support those in need.

To further increase the emotional and spiritual impact we’re able to make on the lives of Survivors and their Support Systems, we also assemble and distribute our signature 'Cope Well to Live Well' Survivor Sacks and Support Packets to Survivors and Support Systems all around the world! The intention of these Survivor Sacks and Support Packets are to emphasize the importance and benefits of implementing each of our 4 signature Coping Outlets into the daily lives of Survivors and Support Systems and to provide them with more detailed information and instruction on how to do so.


From Cancer to Heart Disease, PTSD, Lupus, Depression, Infertility, Diabetes or even the loss of a loved one (to name a few), we are ALL Survivors and/or Supporters of something! Therefore, it is our intention to help Survivors and their Support Systems in ALL areas of life Cope Well to Live Well.


For more information about each of our Coping Outlets, our Survivor Sacks or our Support Packets, please visit their individual pages in the How Can We Help drop-down menu above! Below you will find a brief Cope Well Q&A, which has been created to help answer basic questions pertaining to the overall mission and efforts of the Cope Well Foundation. If you have additional questions, please Connect with us today!


Cope Well Q&A
Q: What is your Mission? We’re a nonprofit organization that focuses on (use any of the following to paraphrase what we do):
A1: Helping Survivors and their Support Systems ‘Cope Well’ emotionally and spiritually, in order to ‘Live Well’ during their Survivorship/Supportship Journey.
A2: The importance of ones emotional and spiritual well-being during Survivorship/Supportship.
A3: Promoting the importance of the emotional and spiritual well-being of Survivors and their Support Systems.

Q: What type of services do you provide?
A: Cope Well promotes the importance and benefits of 4 signature Coping Outlets, all of which have been developed by Cope Well and have proven to be not only beneficial, but essential, for the emotional and spiritual well-being of Survivors and their Support Systems. These Coping Outlets include: Survivorship thru Mentorship, Live Well thru Activities, Coping thru Counseling and Cope with Hope. We also assemble and distribute our signature ‘Cope Well to Live Well’ Survivor Sacks and Support Packets to Survivors and Support Systems around the world.


Q: Who are your Coping Outlets meant for?
A: Our Coping Outlets are promoted to Survivors and their Support Systems everywhere. Although we focus primarily on Cancer Survivorship, we know that Survivorship isn’t limited to Cancer alone, so we promote our Coping Outlets to Survivors and Support Systems in ALL areas of life.

Q: What are other examples of Survivorship?
A: PTSD, Suicide, Depression, Infertility, Lupus, Diabetes, Heart Disease, the Loss of a Loved One or any other circumstance in life that requires the need to Cope. We are all Survivors and/or Supporters of something!

 Q: Who is considered to be a Survivor?
A: A Survivor is anyone who has been effected, directly or indirectly, by a circumstance in life which has left them with the need to Cope. As mentioned, although we focus primarily on Cancer Survivors, Survivorship isn’t limited to Cancer alone. We consider Survivorship to be day 1 of a diagnoses/circumstance to 20+ years into their journey.

Q: What is a Support System?
A: A Support System is someone who Supports those in need. They can consist of spouses, parents, siblings, other relatives, close friends and so forth.

Q: Do you promote your Coping Outlets to residents of North Dakota only?
A: Although we provide direct services to residents of North Dakota and East Grand Forks, MN, we promote the importance of our Coping Outlets to Survivors and their Support Systems all around the country. We do this by making our Survivor Sacks and our Support Packets available to ANY Survivor or Support System who is interested in our organization.

Q: What is the intention of your Survivor Sacks and Support Packets?
A: To further promote the benefits of our signature Coping Outlets and to increase the impact we have on the Survivorship/Supportship Journey of Survivors and their Support Systems, we also assemble and distribute our signature 'Cope Well to Live Well' Survivor Sacks and Support Packets to Survivors and Support Systems all around the world! The intention of these Survivor Sacks and Support Packets are to emphasize the importance and benefits of implementing each of our 4 signature Coping Outlets into the daily lives of Survivors and Support Systems and to provide them with more detailed information and instruction on how to do so.

Q: What’s the difference between a Survivor Sack and a Support Packet?
A: A Survivor Sack is assembled and distributed to a Survivor, and a Support Packet is assembled a distributed to a Support System. Although the contents are very similar, there are a few key differences between the two.

Q: What’s in a Survivor Sack and a Support Packet?
A: Our Survivor Sacks and Support Packets both contain items that pertain to each of our four signature Coping Outlets. Those items are as follows: an Adult Coloring Book to promote Live Well thru Activities; a Deck of Cards or Dice to promote Survivorship/Supportship thru Mentorship; a Personal Journal to promote Coping thru Counseling and a Spiritual Booklet to promote Cope with Hope. The Survivor Sack contains additional items that help with different types of Cancer treatments, such as: Pack of Tissue, Hand Lotion, Hand Sanitizer, Chap Stick, Bag of Hard Candy, Medical Facemask and a Pair of Cozy Socks and/or a Beanie (when available).  

Q: Are your Survivor Sacks and Support Packets available to Cancer Survivors only.
A: No. As mentioned, although we focus primarily on Cancer Survivorship, our resources are available to Survivors/Support Systems in ALL areas of life. We have created a modified version of our Survivor Sack to offer Survivors in other areas of life, as some of the additional items may not pertain to their treatment needs.

Q: How much do your Survivor Sacks and Support Packets cost, and is there a charge for them?
A: Each Survivor Sack/Support Packet costs the Cope Well Foundation around $10 to assemble, plus shipping costs. We raise funds through fundraising events and donations from the public. There is no fee to receive our Survivor Sacks and Support Packets. They are provided free of charge to any Survivor and/or Support System who requests them. We also provide them to various Cancer Centers and organizations throughout the United States.

Q: Do you promote a specific religion through the Cope with Hope Coping Outlet?
A: No, we do not promote a specific religion. We simply promote 2 of our most basic spiritual needs, not just as Survivors/Support Systems, but as individuals trying to navigate our daily lives. Those 2 spiritual needs are; 1) Prayer and 2) a Relationship with God.

Q: Is my donation to the Cope Well Foundation tax-deductible?

A: Yes, Cope Well is a registered 501 C 3 organization. To make a donation to the Cope Well Foundation, please visit www.CopeWell.org to make an online donation or mail a donation by check/money order to the address listed below. Donations may NOT be solicited and/or collected on behalf of the Cope Well Foundation by anyone other than a Cope Well Board Member (unless otherwise noted by our organization). Donations must be made ONLY through our website or by mailing them to the address listed below. We recommend not sending cash in the mail. To request a receipt for your donation, send an email stating your request to info@copewell.org or call us directly at 701.738.4897.

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