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
Quarterly, 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!
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.
WHO WE ARE ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®
- 501(c)3 non-profit – find us on GuideStar. Click here to view our report.
- Who We Are & What We Do – Printable Brochure
- Chronic Joy Programs – Printable Brochure
- 2020 Annual Report – Printable
- Meet our Leadership
- Watch our Introduction Video
- Read our Statement of Faith
- Write for Us
- Join us in our mission. View our Licensing Agreement
- Connect with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Give to further the important work of Chronic Joy Ministry
We were featured in Just Between Us magazine. Read our interview HERE.
We also shared a message at Oakwood Church. You can watch the video below.
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:
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.
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.
Providing faith-based educational materials through:
- Resources for chronic illness, mental illness, and caregivers, parents, children, teens, young adults, leaders, and churches.
- More than 100 webpages filled with faith-based, thoughtfully developed, and deeply meaningful content.
- A comprehensive and growing library of curated books.
- 200+ audio blogs and counting.
- Chronic Joy Study Series designed specifically for those affected by chronic illness.
- 100+ free printables with more great content on the way!
- An extensive collection of free, high-res, faith-based images available for immediate download.
- A dozen guest posts every month bursting with encouraging, hope-filled, and inspirational stories.
Prayer is the heart beat of Chronic Joy®.
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.
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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, 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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