A 501(c)3 not for profit organization offering Free Workshops, Programs and Support Groups in the Collegeville Area to Empower Youth

and Adults to lead happy, confident, courageous and healthy lives by learning resilience and coping skills for daily life. 

Pillars of Light and Love

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In memory of Julia Morath, Pillars of Light and Love has created an Empowerment program for Teens & Tweens called "Julia's Joy". Julia was a fun-loving teen who battled depression and unfortunately chose to escape this life, for she felt she had no other option after an embarrassing cyber bullying incident. A vicious text message robbed her of her self-esteem, and pushed Julia over the edge. Julia's Joy is a program we, and her family, feel confident she would want to bring into the heart of every teen, especially those who feel lost, sad, bullied and alone. In Julia's memory, we created this program to help youth handle the stresses of peer pressure, schoolwork, social  media pressure, and to learn better coping skills to handle daily stresses of today's youth. We want to create a support system and resources to help every teen learn to live life to the fullest and with joy.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE or click our Workshop Tab for upcoming events

Your donation will help us with marketing materials and maintenance of the program in Julia's name. If you prefer to mail a check, please make it payable to Pillars of Light and Love and mail to 511 W Main St, Trappe PA 19426.

​Testimonial: "Thank you for inviting me to Julia's Joy Teen Talk. I don't think I've ever felt more comfortable talking about things from depression and suicide to just laughing at jokes than with Carter. He's so so easy to talk to and is understanding about anything and everything. Julia's Joy is truly making the difference in my life that I needed and I'm forever grateful for the Empowering U Center."

Julia Morath


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Our Founder, Kathy Opperman has been working with youth for the past 6 years. It has become more and more clear to her that we are failing our children by not teaching them essential life skills of coping. We have written a Stress Management Curriculum called "EMPOWERING U, A Julia's Joy Program" for kindergarten through 12th grade and we need the funds to publish, promote and train the facilitators of this program in schools around the world. We believe it is important to teach resilience and coping skills to our youth so they make healthy decisions, instead of choosing suicide, drugs and alcohol. 

To learn more about this exciting mission of our Founder, Kathy Opperman, CLICK HERE. 

Pillars of Light and Love is a non-profit located just outside Collegeville Pennsylvania in the borough of Trappe. Launched in 2015 by local well-known REALTOR, Kathy Opperman- who is also a licensed Registered Nurse and Certified Life Coach- the main focus of the non-profit is Stress and Life Management for alges 5 to adult. Our goal is to teach children, teens and adults to reduce stress, have strong self-esteem, overcome anxiety and depression, build confidence, and achieve better coping techniques, positive communication skills, kindness and healthy relationships.  When people are able to handle the stuff of life, we believe it will help to avoid addiction, self-harm, anxiety, overwhelming sadness and depression. 

We offer ongoing support groups, workshops for ages 5 to adult, youth empowerment programs like Julia's Joy, Community Kindness Projects, and Andy's Angels. Feel free to explore our site for details on each tab of the site. 

We also feel education will help bring awareness and improve the lives of those facing challenges, such as depression, eating disorders, bullying, addictions, stress disorders, relationship issues, a difficult diagnosis, or emotional and physical abuse. 

Kathy Opperman and staff are available to do off-site workshops and assemblies on Stress Management, Kindness, Anti-Bullying, Teen Empowerment  & more. 

​Pillars of Light and Love offers educational workshops and support groups in Phoenixville, Collegeville, and Trappe area. We are located at the Empowering U Center, 511 W Main Street, in Trappe, PA. Donations raised for Pillars Of Light and Love fund many workshops and are used to provide discounted or free services (based on availability), at the Empowering U Center, such as Massage, Life Coaching, Marriage Counseling, Family Therapy, Teen Coaching, Talk Therapy, Myofascial Release, EMDR Therapy, Biodfeedback and other Anxiety and Stress Relief services for those with serious illnesses, Caregivers of Special Needs Children and Adults, as well as Disabled Veterans. These services are also available to the general public. See Practitioners and their services HERE. 

Click to download the application for discounted services at the Empowering U Center: