Home of Hope
CAP AIDS-Uganda was formed in 2006. Since then they have worked with the CAP AIDS Affiliate Community in Canada to implement many community led programs throughout East Africa focused on relieving poverty, preventing HIV, and expanding access to education. They have twice acted as the regional implementing partner for projects funded by the Government of Canada. They have also hosted many CAP interns over the years. CAP AIDS-Uganda and CAP AIDS work together in strengthening operational capacity, in identifying local funding opportunities and in developing relevant projects.
The Home of Hope is a project by CAP AIDS-Uganda where they support HIV outreach and provide a safe space for community groups to come together. They also work directly with women’s groups to increase capacity and implement projects in local villages. Recent upgrades to the Home of Hope have expanded the offering to provide a transitional life centre to vulnerable young women and children. Here they can access health care and, most importantly, develop skills for sustainable livelihoods.
The HoH offers residence and training to young women aged 16-24 to support them in accessing counselling and primary health care and provide them with training for life and livelihood skills. Residents stay at the HoH for a period of 4-6 months, after which they are supported in transitioning to safe shelter and independent living. Priority is given to young women who face multiple layers of vulnerability including: those living with HIV, orphans, young mothers, girls who dropped out of school and those that are street-involved.
Check out the CAP AIDS Gifts of Hope Page
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