What We Do
Since 2004 Hope Through Healing Hands has invested more than $3.5 million in charities in both the United States and abroad. These investments have been in support of infrastructure, sustainable health development, education, healthcare, and emergency relief. This assistance has primarily focused on HIV/AIDS, but HTHH has also contributed to projects ranging from Hurricane Katrina relief to health education in Africa. Most recently, we contributed to beneficiaries providing immediate and direct care for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti (2010) and the famine in East Africa (2011). See Our Beneficiaries page.
Unlike grant making organizations, we primarily direct programs and campaigns that fulfill our mission to provide sustainable health care for the world's poorest.
We sponsor young health professionals, including students, residents, and fellows, to participate in our Frist Global Health Leaders program to travel to underserved areas around the world to provide health care to communities and clinical settings. The students spend up to a semester focusing on service to those in need and training community health workers.
With over 70 nonprofit organizations, universities, and churches, we proudly lead the Tennessee Global Health Coalition, a robust networking system for better efficiency of programs through partnerships and support. We sponsor bi-annual meetings to provide a deliberate social space for these global health leaders in our community to build relationships with one another.
In 2013, Hope Through Healing Hands partnered with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead The Faith-Based Coalition for Health Mothers and Children Worldwide to galvanize faith-based leaders and their constituencies around the issues of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) as well as healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies(HTSP). Our work includes promoting awareness, education, and advocacy for these critical issues. We've chosen to focus on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies as an axis of global health. If we can keep mothers and children healthy, we can aid in combating extreme poverty, keeping girls and children in schools, promoting gender equality, and improving maternal and child health. Our goal is educate and activate thought-leaders to discuss, debate, and advocate on these issues, saving the lives of millions of mothers and children.