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Background

HCT USA understands that in a rapidly globalizing world a life-threatening health pandemic such as HIV/AIDS has no borders and can easily spread from one continent to another; and understands that root causes of vulnerability and marginalization are similar throughout the world, and connects people in both USA and South Africa. It also understands the danger of resistance to HIV/AIDS as well as related conditions such as tuberculosis, as experienced in southern Africa.

As a result, HCT USA believes there is tremendous value in linking with Hope Cape Town in South Africa as well as other national and international civil society organizations to learn and exchange best practice, expertise and create synergies in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among marginalized segments of populations.

Also, HCT USA recognizes that behavior change reducing risk of exposure to HIV/AIDS is in great part a result of change in social norms in which education plays a large role. Focusing on changing social norms and education will reduce the effects of misinformation and stigma and help create a more accepting environment, and result in an increase demand and supply for, as well as access to and use of available treatment among the most vulnerable and marginalized.

Strategic Planning Meeting, 15 May 2015, Tygerberg Campus, University Stellenbosch

Board Meeting 2016, Dallas, USA

Board Meeting, 2017, New York City, USA

Vision

HOPE Cape Town USA strives to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and marginalized children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and related illnesses, and help them to reach their own full potential.

Mission

HOPE Cape Town USA’s (HCT USA) mission is to assist people living with HIV, AIDS and related illnesses in the USA and South Africa. HCT USA’s aim is to support the ongoing work of HOPE Cape Town in South Africa, reduce the spread of HIV among vulnerable and marginalized children and youth in USA and support those living with HIV.

This mission is realized by the following means:

  • Advocate, fundraise and support HOPE Cape Town programs in South Africa.
  • Build a body of data to understand needs, challenges and interconnections of children, youth and families living with HIV, AIDS or related illnesses in South Africa and USA.
  • Support vulnerable and marginalized children, youth and families in the USA, beginning in the Dallas/Fort Worth (TX) area.
  • Collaborate with other NGO’s in the fields to create synergies and expertise and interconnect globally with the aim to learn, share and optimize programs.
  • Disseminate correct information, reduce misconceptions about the pandemic and so eliminate discrimination and create access to appropriate info on the syndrome, prevention and treatment options.
  • Change behavior to reduce risk of exposure to HIV/AIDS by focusing on changing social norms and education, and reduce the effects of misinformation and stigma and help create a more accepting environment.
  • Increase demand and supply for, as well as access to and use of available treatment among the most vulnerable and marginalized.

HOPE Cape Town Family

Annual Ball of HOPE

Saturday, May 7, 2016 6:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 12:00am
Westin Hotel
Convention Square, Lower Long Street Cape Town South Africa (map)
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HOPE Cape Town's annual black tie ball at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

Source:: www.hopecapetown.com

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HOPE Cape Town USA Kickoff Event in Dallas!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:00pm 7:00pm
Interfaith Peace Chapel
5901 Cedar Springs Road Dallas, TX, 75235 United States (map)
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Our leadership team will be in Dallas and would love to meet you! Please join us for a ...

MEET & MINGLE KICKOFF EVENT ON MAY 25TH, FROM 5-7 PM

Come and learn a little bit more about our organization. Then, enjoy some wine as we mingle! We'd love to talk about ways to work together to help children and communities affected by HIV.

The event will be held at the Interfaith Peace Chapel at 5901 Cedar Springs Road in Dallas

Source:: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kickoff-event-hope-cape-town-usa-tickets-25392171669

Leadership Team in
Dallas, Texas

Monday, May 23, 2016 9:00am

Friday, May 27, 2016 10:00am

Dallas, Texas 75201 (map)

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HOPE Cape Town USA
visits Chicago!

Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:30pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:00pm
Chicago, IL US (map)
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HOPE Cape Town USA's leadership team is visiting Chicago May 29 - June 2nd and wants to meet with you! Learn a little more about our organization, and let's talk about working together to help people living with HIV! email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info!