The Hope Foundation provides community-based health and social services in support of Guyana’s national goal to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization reaches out to key populations through educational programs and services. Based in Bartica, the Hope Foundation provides services in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7) of Guyana.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), the Hope Foundation implemented their Community Empowerment for Key Affected Populations project. The project works within the framework of Guyana’s national strategic plan to make HIV services accessible and expand access to community-based health services. The program provides a minimum package of HIV services for prevention including voluntary testing and counseling, community outreach programs, and support groups. The organization also offers care and support in the form of parenting sessions and after school programs for orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). Collaborating with a wide spectrum of partners, the Hope Foundation links to other health and social service providers through screening and referrals.