Hilary Grace Foundation

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About Hilary Grace

This is the face of addiction. Addiction takes the souls of those affected by this disease and breaks the hearts of those that love them. The Hilary Grace Foundation was formed for charitable purposes to honor the life and virtues of Hilary Grace White who lost her battle to opioid addiction. 

In 2017, a young vibrant women named Hilary Grace White was working diligently on her master’s degree in counseling, The daughter of a loving family her life stretched before her, filled with possibility and opportunity. She carried with her the excitement of someone eager to make her mark on the world. Hilary’s struggle began when she was prescribed prescription pills for depression and anxiety which, then, like many others, led to illegal substances. She struggled to kick her addiction, successfully completing inpatient rehab two times, and then voluntarily moving to a transitional house that, unfortunately, did nothing for her sobriety. Despite her best efforts, and the support of her family, Hilary lost her battle with substance use disorder in August of 2017. Vowing to raise awareness of the national opioid crisis and improve treatment options for its victims, the White Family established The Hilary Grace Foundation (HGF) in 2018. One of the main goals of the HGF is to improve the patient and family experience of those battling addiction by establishing a retreat house. Also known as Hilary’s House, this space will be used for patients, family members and staff to grow and gain support throughout the recovery journey in an environment that is safe and offers enhanced care.

Hilary Grace White

Mission Statement

The HILARY GRACE FOUNDATION was formed for charitable purposes to honor the life and virtues of Hilary Grace White.

Our mission is to raise awareness and improve treatment options for victims of the National opioid crisis.

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Annual Hilary Grace White Scholarship

Every year, The Hilary Grace White Foundation awards an Scholarship to a deserving student in the Masters program of Licensed Mental Health Counseling at Canisius College.

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Visit the Hilary Grace Bench
on the Corner of Bidwell and Elmwood Ave.

Take time out of your busy day to sit and relax on the colorful bench in honor of Hilary Grace. Placed at Elmwood Ave and Bidwell, where Hilary and her friends would often spend nights and weekends enjoying the food and diversity of the Elmwood Village.

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