Chronic Joy® • Ministering to affected by Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, Chronic Pain & Disability

About Chronic Joy®

Making a difference one precious life at a time.

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 illness, mental illness, or pain.
  • 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, mental illness, chronic pain, 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 lives with mental illness
  • 1 in 5 people is a caregiver for a loved one
  • 42% of children lives 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 use 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 the world’s 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 every 5  people provides 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.”

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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) is of primary importance.

 

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY

Prayer, service, creativity, movement, and generosity are hallmarks of radical 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 aceesible, easy-to-use, faith-based educational materials through:

 

Prayer is the heartbeat 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

Pamela Piquette

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Chronic Joy®

Pamela, a leader and a visionary following God's call to inspire those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, and chronic pain, believes that every precious life affected by illness is both vital and purposed.

Pamela is the mom of three married children, a grandma of four, and a wife of more than 30 years. She is diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos, chronic migraines, and a host of other chronic conditions. She enjoys hot tea, reading, and walking her teddy bear dog, Cocoa.

Cindee Snider Re

Cindee Snider Re

Author, Photographer, and Co-Founder at Chronic Joy®

Cindee is wife of the man she loves most in this world, mama of five world-shaking creatives (19-27), author of Discovering Hope, Finding Purpose, Embracing Worth, and I Take You in Sickness and in Health, photographer, craver of quiet, lover of cotton, denim, Jesus and tea, and co-founder of Chronic Joy®. Cindee and four of her five kids have Ehlers-Danlos, dysautonomia, intractable migraine, and myriad co-existing conditions through which they're learning the deeper the valley, the greater their capacity for joy.

OUR STORY • WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

ABOUT CHRONIC JOY®

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