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.


Our Mission

Health Gives Hope creates long term relationships with communities in developing nations to provide health through holistic programs that cultivate a hopeful future.


Our Vision

To be innovative leaders in providing health and hope in the developing world.


Our Values

Innovation

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.

For an idea that does not first seem insane, there is no hope.
— Albert Einstein

Creativity

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.

Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience.
— Robert McKee

Collaboration

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.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
— Aristotle

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.

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
— St. Paul

Adventure

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.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Inclusion

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.

In a real sense all life is interrelated. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Evidence

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.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
— Carl Sagan