The Helen’s Hope Foundation was started in honor of Helen Grasso. Born Helen Murray in 1928, Helen’s youth was spent with constant heartache. Helen and her sister were born to a single mother and spent their early years in a turbulent and abusive home. The two girls were taken from their mother and sent to live in an orphanage at a young age. They then spent their childhood in and out of foster families and orphanages and never were adopted. In their late teens they were placed with a foster mother who they both considered the only mother they ever had. After having an upbringing that would leave many scarred forever, Helen faced each day with courage and determination. It was with Helen’s story and spirit that Helen’s Hope Foundation was started.