Hope House (Memphis, Tennessee)

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Hope House Day Care
Hope House Day Care logo.JPG
Founded 1994
Founder Junior League of Memphis, Tennessee
Location
  • 23 Idlewild St., S. Memphis, TN 38104

Hope House is a nonprofit organization for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and their families in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It was founded in 1994 by the Junior League of Memphis[1] and opened in 1995.[2] Its mission is "to improve the quality of life of HIV-impacted children and their families by addressing their educational, social, psychological and health needs".[2]

Founded as a respite care facility for women with HIV/AIDS, it gradually transformed into a daycare center for their children and finally into an education center and social services organization. It is the only daycare center in Tennessee specifically for HIV-affected families and one of only a few in the United States.[1][3] The majority of students are from low-income African-American families.[1]

Most of Hope House's operating budget is received through monetary donations, city, state, and federal grants, and grants from national and international organizations. In-kind donations of supplies are also received.[1]

Hope House offers education (including a GED program) for parents, counseling with social workers, and a housing program, as well as other resources for HIV-positive women.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Baird, Woody (9 October 2000). "Hope House tries to provide a haven from bias and fear". Amarillo Globe-News. Amarillo, Texas, USA: Morris Communications. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Memphis, Tennessee, USA: Hope House Day Care. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Woodard (BookWorm Publishing), Marcella (18 November 2009). "Books from Santa Campaign Provides Hope for Children Impacted by AIDS". New York, USA: BigNews.biz. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Stephenson, Susan; Bright, Ruby (17 October 2007). "World Poverty Day rich in local opportunities". The Commercial Appeal. Memphis, Tennessee, USA: E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 

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