Hope House Memphis

Non- Profit for PLWHA & Their Children

Midtown, Memphis
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Location

15 S. Idlewild St
Memphis, TN 38104

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Our Story

“Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by HIV and poverty.
Hope House provides early childhood education for children ages six weeks old to 5 years old that are impacted by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Many of our families are low income, with 90 percent having annual incomes below $10,000. Hope House is a safe and loving place for everyone. An example of some of our services that are popular with our LGBTQ+ community are Transgender group, Domestic and Sexual Violence Groups, Sex Education and our general support group. Hope House strives to be a safe haven and a place of support for the HIV community.

The following are services available throughout the year:

Outreach Services

Although Hope House is for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, the outreach program aims to educate the community about HIV, prevention, resources, and treatment options. The outreach social worker provides education via free education classes, support groups to at risk individuals, and at local community events. Free HIV testing is available as well. Hope House uses the oral swab, which is about 99% effective to test for HIV. This service is available during operation hours as well as via appointment. Contact Jessica Cox, LMSW at (901) 517-1859 for more information.

Trauma Services

Clients who have been crime victims or who have experienced trauma can encounter challenges in their lives. The following services are offered to assist clients in managing and eliminating these challenges: Criminal Justice Advocacy, Individual Therapy, Play Therapy, Domestic Violence Group, Sexual Violence Group, Childhood Sexual Abuse Group, Childhood Trauma Group, Hate Crimes/Bullying Group, Homicide Survivor Group, Shame Resilience Group, and Crime Prevention and Safety Group.

Emergency Services

Clients living in poverty face challenges daily. These services help clients to meet their basic needs in order for them to focus on their physical and mental health. These services include: Emergency housing assistance, food pantry, hygiene products, diapers, clothing, medical transportation, and cleaning products.

Life Skills Education/Assistance

One of the many ways we can find hope in their lives is by working toward self-sufficiency. These services are aimed at assisting clients to increase their independence: Self- Sufficiency Group, Getting Ahead in a Just getting by World, Financial Peace, Mentoring/Advocacy Group, Boundaries, Emotional Resources, Assistance with job applications, school applications, Social Security Disability Benefits applications, and resumes.

Mental Health Services

Mental health issues can be a challenge for people to maintain self-sufficiency, medical adherence, and a fulfilling life. Often, people experiencing mental health issues can lose all hope and feel helpless. These services aim to assist clients in regaining control of their lives: Grief Group, Anger Management Group, Mood Disorders Group, Addictions Groups, Women’s Support Group, Transgender Support Group, Co-ed Support Group, Art Therapy,

Healthy Living Services

Our physical health can impact every area of our lives. These services are offered to help our clients live the healthiest life possible: Sex Education, Medication Adherence, Women’s Fitness, and Stress Reduction.

Our physical health can impact every area of our lives. These services are offered to help our clients live the healthiest life possible: Sex Education, Medication Adherence, Women’s Fitness, and Stress Reduction.

Hours of Operation

Our social services are available for individual appointment only. For more information about how to find an open support group or access to other services please contact Yolanda at (901) 272-2702 ext. 201.
Food Pantry hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12p.m., Thursday 8:30a.m. – 12p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Referrals/Admission

Clients must be 18 years of age or over to receive our adult social services and have a Ryan White card to be eligible for services. Referrals should be made through a medical case manager. For more information on referring someone or yourself for services please contact Yolanda at (901) 272-2702 ext. 201 or ybeard@hopehousememphis.org. *Please leave a message or email since our staff are working remotely at this time.

Hope House also offers childcare services. We have both a daycare for ages 6 weeks- 3 years old, and a preschool for ages 3- 5 years old.For more information about our day care, preschool, or referring a child to the daycare please contact Lauren Borodkin, Director of Early Childhood Services at lborodkin@hopehousememphis.org or (901) 272-2702 ext. 213.

Leadership: LGBTQ+ Owned/Led

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