Camp Hope: Endgame
What is Camp Hope, and why should you support it with a donation? Established in 1996, Camp Hope was the first camp for HIV-positive children in Texas. Camp provides HIV-positive kids aged seven-to-16 a healthy and secure environment in which to develop the skills needed to manage a life with HIV/AIDS. For one week campers learn the importance of medical adherence, how to manage disclosure of their status in relationships and with peers, and how to deal with stigma. Just as importantly, our campers experience a week of fun, barrier-free activities and quality time with others who understand and share their experiences.
Camp Hope has a theme each year, and this year the theme is Superheroes. Each camper is a superhero in our eyes because they must overcome unique challenges just to survive. The endgame of Camp Hope is not only to see our campers survive but to see them thrive and enjoy a healthy and productive adulthood.
The majority of campers come from low-income households that cannot afford to send their kids to camp. You can make a real difference in the life of an HIV-positive child through your donation to Camp Hope. Please give today.
Introducing John Huckaby, AFH's new Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH), a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of new HIV transmissions and supporting those impacted by HIV/AIDS, announces the appointment of John Huckaby as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Huckaby begins his role at AFH on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
“We are very excited to have John joining us in the role of chief executive officer,” said Leslie Nagy, chairman of the board. “His vast professional experience and his deep knowledge of AFH position him to continue our excellent work and expand our impact in the community.”
Huckaby brings with him more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit and pastoral care organizations. His past areas of focus have included compassionate care for persons with chronic illnesses, housing assistance for those at risk of homelessness, substance abuse prevention and intervention services, intensive case management and community referrals. Huckaby also has executive leadership experience, including board engagement, strategic planning, community partnerships and fund development.
In the 1990s, Huckaby served AFH in the roles of case manager, director of volunteer services, director of client services and the vice president of planning and program development. He returns to AFH from the American Red Cross, where he served as regional philanthropy officer for the Texas Gulf Coast Region and chapter executive director in Northeast Oklahoma.
“I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve as CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston,” said Huckaby. “Returning to AFH is truly a homecoming for me. I look forward to once again collaborating with our board, staff, volunteers, donors and governmental and community-based partners to work together to achieve our mission to lead the innovative efforts in the prevention of new HIV transmissions and empower individuals, families and communities affected by HIV/AIDS to create and sustain healthy lives.”
OUR MISSION AND GOALS
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) leads the innovative efforts in the prevention of new HIV infections and empowers individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS to create and sustain healthy lives.
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. envisions a supportive community free of new HIV infections where individuals affected by HIV/AIDS lead healthy and productive lives without stigma and discrimination.