Health Gives Hope incorporated in January 2014, however the work of the Hidota Health Center began in the Fall of 2009 under another organization that made the decision at the end of 2013 to focus their efforts only on restoring survivors of human trafficking in the United States.
Health Gives Hope is organized to create long-term relationships with communities in developing nations to provide health through holistic programs. We believe that healthy communities begin with healthy women and children, so we focus our efforts on improving maternal and infant health. We also work to build healthy communities establishing access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and providing general clinical services to the community.
Health Gives Hope creates long term relationships with communities in developing nations to provide health through holistic programs that cultivate a hopeful future.
To be innovative leaders in providing health and hope in the developing world.
Health Gives Hope works in underserved and developing parts of the world. This means we will need new – even risky – methods for addressing the challenges facing communities in developing nations.
Health Gives Hope works in regions of the world with rich cultural traditions in art, music, dance, and storytelling. For this reason, as we tell the story of Health Gives Hope, we do so with creativity, care, color, movement, and music.
Health Gives Hope believes in working together, co-laboring with organizations, agencies, and communities with whom we can share and from whom we can learn. Health Gives Hope recognizes that we alone don’t have everything we need to accomplish our goals, but we desire partnerships.
Joy and Compassion
Health Gives Hope prioritizes relationships over results, people over processes, and connection over tasks. As we relate with one another, we do so with compassion – recognizing the pain of life – and with joy – knowing that life itself is indeed a gift.
Health Gives Hope builds relationships, executes projects, and establishes programs in challenging places. In order to accomplish our goal of bringing hope to these places, we must be adventurous – willing to take risks and face challenges together. Those who value a sense of adventure in travel, communication, weather, lifestyle, culture, and cuisine will enjoy relating with the world in this way.
Health Gives Hope values the differences that offer texture and flavor to life on a diverse planet. People from different countries, religions, races, economic situations, and more are equal parts of the Health Gives Hope community. We actively seek relationships and partnerships that link us with people and organizations who offer something different to the world than we do.
Health Gives Hope understands that the challenges we engage are complex. We use a variety of resources – statistics, interviews, best practices, and more – to honestly measure the effectiveness of our programs.