Megan Bender-Welsh is the owner and creator of Hope Dealer Designs. Megan has combined her love of homemade custom creation with her passion for advocacy in the war on negative stigmas toward mental illness and addiction. As a former addict in long term recovery, Hope Dealer Designs is much more than a clothing business for Megan.
Mental illness and drug addiction plagued Megan’s life for many years. Consequently, many people she loved were hurt along the way; even losing her children. When she had lost it all and there was almost no hope, she found recovery in Berks County. Megan will tell you it was only by the grace of God, and the grace of others, that she found her way out of dark and destructive patterns. With the help of her support system and in using the tools available to her, she climbed from the depths of hell to the ladder of success. Not an easy or speedy road; Megan did the work and saw the rewards.
After treatment, and walking the long road to sober life, Megan’s children now live safely and happily under her roof; all out of the foster care system. It’s been six years and Megan is living the life she used to dream about from rehabilitation. She had to learn to be an advocate for herself, her mental well-being, treatment, and medication. She became a warrior as she used her own therapy tools to create a brand and message to touch others.
Hope Dealer Designs is where hope meets passion. A company founded on the idea that people are stronger than they think, able to do far more than they dream, and capable of beating addiction and mental illness. This company is about raising awareness that hurtful stigmas are just that, hurtful stigmas.
The battle for mental health and addiction is not actually a battle. It’s a war.
And this company intends to continue shaping soldiers to not just fight, but to win.
“We all have a victory waiting inside us, we just need the tools and support to bring it to life.”
Creator and Owner Hope Dealer Designs
The world loses someone's unique light to suicide every eleven minutes.
Together we can stop the stigma and save a life.