Hope House

Hope House will be a catalyst for life-long change in the lives of those affected by HIV and poverty.
Hope House Mission
To improve the quality of life for HIV-affected individuals and their families by providing high quality early childhood education and social services.

Contact Info

Hope House
23 Idlewild Street South Memphis, TN 38104
Phone : 901.272.2702, ext. 206
Fax: (901) 722-9520
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About Us
Since we opened our doors more than 20 years ago, Hope House has impacted thousands of lives, helping families move out of poverty and preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Hope House is a place individuals and families can depend on, lean on and trust. It is a place where hope lives.
Services & Programs

Social Services

Hope House opened a third house in 2005 to expand our social services program. We currently offer the following services to any adults living with HIV and affected by poverty in Shelby County:

Play Therapy – Weekly play therapy sessions are provided by trained social workers for children impacted by HIV who have difficulty in self-regulation, exhibit aggression, or have been traumatized.

Violence Prevention Parent Training Program – A strength-based prevention/intervention parent-training program. The program addresses violence against self (drugs/alcohol), and violence against others (child abuse, domestic violence, crime, gangs) through five curriculum component areas: Cultural/Spiritual, Enhancing Relationships, Positive Discipline, Rites of Passage and Community Involvement. Read More

Preschool

Hope House’s preschool program began in 1995 as a three-day a week program to better serve our children and prepare them for success in kindergarten.

Our preschool became a Shelby County School Community Partner in 2014 and is also NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited.

We offer preschool services to 20 children, ages 3-5 years old.  We have one classroom with 2 team teachers.  Our teachers all have an associate degree or higher in early childhood education or an education-related field.

Hours of Operation
The preschool is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Children must be dropped off by 9:00 a.m.

Referrals/Admission
If you are interested in having your child attend our preschool you must go through the Shelby County Schools admission process.

Please see the Shelby County Schools’ website to find out more information about how to have your child screened for preschool and classroom options. Read More

Daycare

Hope House’s child care center opened its doors in 1995 serving 5 children, 3 days a week. We now offer child care services to 13 children, 5 days a week.

The child care center is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited and our teachers all have an associate degree or higher in early childhood education or an education-related field.

We have two classrooms:

  1. Our infant room consists of 4 infants with one teacher. This rooms serves children 6 weeks to 1 year.
  2. Our toddler room consists of 9 children and 2 teachers. This room serves children 1-3 years of age.

Hours of Operation
The child care center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Children must be dropped off by 9:00 a.m.

Referrals/Admission
Our child care center is currently full and we will accept referrals for our wait list. In order to be eligible the child must be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or have a direct caregiver who is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. For more information about our day care or referring a child to the day care please contact Melissa Farrar at (901) 272-2702 ext. 207. Read More

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