Improving the quality of life for children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through enriching programs, unforgettable experiences, and connections with the community.

 H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. serves children between the ages of 6 and 18, living in the metro-Atlanta, Augusta, Albany, Macon, Athens, Savannah and Rome areas, who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

All services are provided free of charge.


Infected = A child who is HIV positive or has been diagnosed with AIDS.


Affected = An affected child meets at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • Has an immediate family member (i.e. mother, father, brother, or sister) who has been diagnosed with HIV/ AIDS)
  • Has lost an immediate family member (i.e. mother, father, brother or sister) to death as a direct result of HIV/AIDS—related illnesses
  • Upon admission into our programs, resides in the same household as an extended family member (i.e. aunt, uncle, grandmother or grandfather) who has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS