H.E.R.O. for Children remains the only organization in Georgia solely focused on Quality of Life care for children with HIV/AIDS

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H.E.R.O. for Children remains the only organization in Georgia
solely focused on Quality of Life care for children with HIV/AIDS

 33% of H.E.R.O. children are HIV positive and the other 67% have an infected parent /guardian, sibling or residential relative.

H.E.R.O. In Action

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Holiday of HEROs Program

The Holiday of HEROs (H.O.H) program allows us to partner with other AIDS organizations and hospitals in Georgia to provide children with one item they need and one gift they want during the holiday season. Our partner organizations include Jerusalem House, AID Atlanta, and AID Athens, as well as pediatric AIDS clinics in Atlanta, Macon, Augusta, Albany, and Savannah. An HIV/AIDS diagnosis for those living in low-income families, which is our highest service population, usually comes with great financial difficulty due to healthcare costs and the inability of an infected adult to work consistently.

Last year, the community helped H.E.R.O. for Children provide gifts for over 340 children! This success was due to the commitment of businesses, churches, community partners and individuals who sponsored children’s "wish lists," supplied gifts and gift cards, and provided monetary donations. This year, we are inviting businesses, community partners, churches and individuals to get involved, once more, with this exciting program. This is how you can help:

 

Camp High Five

Camp CanoeA week-long, residential summer camp program that provides recreational and educational activities to HERO children. It serves youths between the ages of 6 and 16.

 

Super HEROs Mentor Program

superhomeA one-on-one mentoring program in which children ages 6 to 16 (upon admission) receive quality of life support that improves their self-esteem, self-confidence, goal-setting, socialization skills and academic performance.

 

Transition To Adulthood

Transition to AdulthoodA program in which high school-aged children attend an annual, weekend retreat, as well as seminars and workshops throughout the year, that address topics including the college application process.