Life of Joy Foundation's 3rd Annual Songs of Hope

Host Venue: The Church at Severn Run

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4:30-5:00 pm ET: Exclusive Veterans Reception*

5:00-5:55 pm ET: Doors Open – Welcome Activities!

6:00-8:15 pm ET: Concert Program


$25 General Admission (16 & up)

Youth Free

$15 pp for groups of 10-25

$10 pp for groups of 26+ (negotiable rates available!)

PWYC (Pay What You Can) Tickets as needed

Get there early — visit with resources, add to our HOPE Wall, shop merch, grab some raffle tickets and more!  
In the meantime, check out the #LOJSongsofHope Photo Booth to help boost our event, and to be part of a special Mosaic feature at the end of our program. You can also post to our Tribute Wall to commemorate loved ones lost to suicide or addictions for special recognition during our event.

*In honor of Veterans Day, we’ll be opening doors to Veterans and their families early with a special welcome reception at 4:30PM! Space is limited – RSVP with specialty ticket.”


Songs of Hope

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A Life of Joy Foundation signature event, Songs of Hope is a faith-based benefit concert and outreach program supporting all those impacted by suicide, depression and other mental health challenges. With the healing embrace of song, prayer and testimony, we’re bringing HOPE and light to those who are struggling, to survivors of suicide loss, and to their steadfast supporters.

Join us as we #BreaktheStigma surrounding suicide and mental health, and walk away with holistic perspectives and integrated resources for more comprehensive treatment of mind, body and spirit.

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Your Impact

In addition to offering discounted group tickets and featuring a special reception for attending Veterans, SOH 2023 will also serve as our primary fundraiser of the year, and THE HIGHLIGHT of our Fall Hope Campaign! Your ticket purchase and all moneys raised will help fund Life of Joy’s program initiatives, including:

      • community trainings on mental health and suicide prevention such as MHFA & Soul Shop™
      • various outreach events like Life of Joy Day & Songs of Hope
      • specialized support programs including LOJ Builder Events, various support groups & our LOJ Prayer Support program.
      • and our online Resource Hub for Anne Arundel County!

So get your tickets today and/or join us as Sponsor (as a business, group, family or individual)! Your Financial Partnership furthers our efforts in fostering a holistic approach to mental health, helping individuals and families build a sustainable life of joy.

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Joy Cortina

Founder & Executive Director of Life of Joy Foundation

Wife, Mother, Christian Vocalist, Mental Health & Holistic Health Advocate, Survivor of Suicide Ideation & Suicide Loss
“There’s a divinely appointed life of joy possible within every individual. Together, as a united care team, as informed advocates, we can help people build it. We can help ourselves build it.”

Daphne Ryans

Past Board VP of Life of Joy Foundation

Beloved Aunt, CEO & Founder of DRyans Coaching, Minister at First Christian Community Church of Annapolis
“Blessed for the purpose of blessing others”

Resources and Providers

Connect with traditional and holistic mental health resources, community programs, wellness practitioners and spiritual support before the concert kicks off and during intermission!

Here’s the list of our participating providers and resources so far! More to be announced.

Our Sponsors

Our Event Partners

Special Thanks To 

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