About Us

According to the World Health Organization, over 20 million suicides are attempted each year. 20 million attempts resulting from the temporary loss of hope in one’s life. Additionally, the same organization states that death from opioids is on a dramatic rise and has claimed over 28,000 lives in 2014 alone.

We are a culture in crisis. We are losing a generation to despair. These problems are not isolated to somebody else, they are in our town and our homes.

It is time to illuminate the darkness and put an end to hopelessness.

Morse Rocks presents a new and exciting attack on this epidemic called Hope Rocks. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya_Z4FZdP_Q

 In the summer of 2017, the first Hope Rocks Festival was held to oerwhelming success.  It will be back in 2018 bigger, better and more powerful. Hope Rocks is a two day “Hope Festival” featuring visual and performance artists,activities, information and support organizations from around the nation, state and region in an environment focused on bringing hope to those who are suffering the effects of addiction, depression, and social isolation.

Along with the arts, activities such as softball, volleyball, pickleball and human foosball are coordinated with lectures, demonstrations, small and large group counseling, mentoring and education available for the festival goers. A “Hope Mural” would be located on the grounds for festival goers to place the names of loved ones who have suffered or presently suffer from these issues. This huge offering of activities and amenities will be available to the public at this free event.

We have the enthusiastic support of the mental health and addicition community and have partnered with Sawyer Motors, Sawyer Chevrolet, the Town and Village of Saugerties to return in August 18 and 19, 2018 at the Cantine Veterans’ Memorial Complex. We need you to help us on this mission. Please consider joining us as a sponsor, vendor, service provider or team member. For more information email us at: rocksmorse@gmail.com.

With your assistance we can make a difference. The future depends on us to end this trend of despair.