The mission of Hope House is to improve the quality of life of HIV-affected individuals and their families by providing high quality early childhood education and social services.
Our objectives are to:
Provide therapeutic day care, respite care and 24-hour emergency care in a safe, loving environment to children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Provide supportive social services to children and their families in order to enhance the quality of their lives.
Collaborate with other community resources to insure the children's and their families' needs are met. Prepare pre-school children for entry into kindergarten.
Educate the Memphis community about HIV/AIDS to prevent the disease from spreading and to eliminate the stigmatization facing Hope House children and their families.
Assist the parents in obtaining education and employment in order to remove them from dependency and to offer them a vision of economic choices for a fulfilling life.
Hope House will be a catalyst for change in the lives of HIV impacted preschool-aged children and their families to facilitate positive life-long changes.
Our programs and services include:
- Early Childhood and Preschool Education — Hope House is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and received 3 stars in all seven categories of the State evaluation. Hope House serves children from six weeks to five years of age to prepare them for kindergarten.
- Play Therapy — Weekly play therapy sessions are provided by play therapist to children who have difficulty in self-regulation, exhibit aggression, or have been traumatized.
- A Violence Prevention Parent Training Program — A strength-based prevention/intervention parent-training program. The program addresses violence against self (drugs/alcohol), and violence against others (child abuse, domestic violence, crime, gangs) through five curriculum component areas: Cultural/Spiritual; Enhancing Relationships — Violence Prevention; Positive Discipline; Rites of Passage; and Community Involvement.
- Individual Counseling — Available to clients to search for ways to manage difficult situations or problems. Support and resources are offered to clients as they live and cope with the discomfort of dealing with challenges in their lives.
- Support Groups — Clients meet weekly to provide support, encouragement, and hope to each other.
- Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) — TBRA is a rental subsidy that helps client households afford housing costs such as rent, utilities, security deposits, and/or utility deposits.
- Mentoring — Clients develop supportive relationship with individuals in the community to gain and encourage personal growth and skills.
- Emergency Financial Assistance — This program assists clients who are in crisis with rent, utilities, food, phone, clothing, etc.
- Case Management — The case management services made available to clients are: home visits, hospital visits, adherence counseling, health literacy, referral to community resources, advocacy, and linkage to medical care.
- Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin' — By World — This program offers clients who struggle to make ends meet and live in poverty the opportunity to work together to assess their lives, their environment and their available resources.
- Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University — These classes help clients become debt free, get control of their money and learn new behaviors around money management.
- Boundaries — This course emphasizes healthy boundaries in order to promote healthy relationships.