ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

Thrive in a life with chronic illness.

If you…

  • are a parent of a child with illness
  • are a parent living with chronic illness and/or pain
  • a teen with chronic illness, mental illness, and/or pain
  • a young adult with chronic illness, mental illness, and/or pain
  • are a church ministering to those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness
  • struggle with depression
  • live with anxiety
  • have a disability

WELCOME TO CHRONIC JOY!

Chronic Joy is a global resource ministry dedicated to compassionately serving all those affected by chronic illness, chronic pain, mental illness, and disability by providing accessible, easy-to-use, faith-based, educational tools and resources. 

We believe every life is precious, vital, and eternally purposed. Without even one, the Body of Christ is incomplete.

How is Chronic Joy relevant to you? Did you know that:

  • 60% of the world’s population lives with one or more chronic illnesses
  • 1 in 5 adults live with mental illness
  • 1 in 5 people is a caregiver for a loved one
  • 42% of children live with one or more chronic illnesses
  • every 40 seconds, we lose one precious life to suicide

Throughout the year we create mailings for: Children & Tweens, Teens & Young Adults, and Adults, shipping packets across the US and around the world, completely free-of-charge. Each mailing includes two blank-back flat cards for recipients to encourage others, spreading ripples of #PenToPaper encouragement far and wide.

Chronic Joy is a 100% volunteer-run, 501(c)3, non-profit offering: 9 global resource programs, more than 100 pages of web content, 100+ free printables, 5 study books, hundreds of audio blogs, creative ways to give and serve, and exciting opportunities to get involved.

Pour yourself a fresh cup of tea, pull up a comfy chair, and explore all Chronic Joy has to offer. Know someone who would be blessed by Chronic Joy? #PassItOn, because together, we are always better!

Did You Know?

 

Chronic Joy offers awareness materials for chronic illness, mental illness, and caregivers. These highlight the significant impact of illness on every aspect of life – faith, family, finances, friendships, education, hobbies, employment, and marriage.

FREE printable Fact Sheets: Create awareness, increase knowledge and support education in a quick and easy format. Share them with those in your sphere of influence – friends, family, churches, small groups, co-workers and neighbors.

More than half of people live with chronic illness.

Chronic illness  – More than half of people are affected by chronic illness (60%). 96% of those illnesses are invisible, significantly impairing daily activities yet showing few outward signs.

1 in 5 adults lives with chronic illness

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 adults, approximately 47 million adults in the United States alone. Half of chronic mental illness cases begins by age 14.

More than 1 in 5 people care for a loved one.

Caregivers – More than 1 in 5  people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member on an average of 24 hours per week.

WHO WE ARE ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

“Acceptance opens the door for our faith to grow.” Pamela Piquette

K-LOVE Radio Interview

Join Chronic Joy's Pamela Piquette and Susan Rodriguez, a licensed clinical social worker at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, as they are interviewed by K-LOVE Radio’s Billie Branham on Closer Look: “Living with Chronic Illness? Advice for Faith and Family.”

Just Between Us • Finding Joy

Just Between Us Magazine

Shelly Esser, Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a quarterly print magazine that focuses on encouraging and equipping women around the world for a life of faith, interviewed Pamela Piquette and Cindee Snider Re, co-founders of Chronic Joy for the feature article, Finding Joy Even in Chronic Illness.”

Oakwood Church

Lifeline: Hope-Pain

Pastor Roger Ellis, Lead Pastor of Oakwood Church, and Chronic Joy’s Pamela Piquette discuss hope in the midst of pain as they walk through Paul’s thorn and 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.

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WHAT WE OFFER

ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

As a global resource ministry dedicated to compassionately serving all those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, chronic pain, and disability, we are committed to our core values:

AWARENESS

Raising awareness about chronic illness, mental illness, and caregivers, as well as highlighting the significant impact of illness on every aspect of life (faith, family, finances, friendships, education, hobbies, employment and marriage) are of primary importance.

 

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY

Prayer, service, creativity, movement, and generosity are hallmarks of cultivating community, a slow and intentional work that takes time and courage. There are vital opportunities for you to join in the movement and growth of Chronic Joy.

 

EDUCATION

Providing faith-based educational materials through:

 

Prayer is the heart beat of Chronic Joy®.

GET INVOLVED

We are grateful to those individuals and organizations who donate their skills, gifts, time and talents. Each one helps to further the work of the ministry. We extend a warm invitation to learn more about how you can GET INVOLVED.

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PAMELA PIQUETTE, Executive Director and Co-Founder

is a wife of more than 30 years, mom of three adult children and grandmother of three adorable grandchildren. She enjoys hot tea, walking her Teddy Bear dog named Cocoa, and reading – almost always more than one book at a time.

Pamela has Ehlers-Danlos, fibromyalgia, chronic migraines and a host of other conditions.

CINDEE SNIDER RE, Author, Photographer, and Co-Founder,

is wife of 26 years to the man she loves most in this world, mama of five world-shaking creatives (ages 18-26), author, photographer, craver of quiet, lover of cotton, denim, Jesus and tea.

Cindee and four of her five kids have Ehlers-Danlos and myriad co-existing conditions.

OUR STORY • WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

AN INCONVENIENT FRIENDSHIP

Ours is a story both just beginning and decades in the making.
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