About UsNovember 3, 2020 2023-03-27 19:07
To end the HIV/STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive health education, prevention, testing, and treatment.
To see all generations empowered with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities necessary to live healthy and stay well.
Hope & Help At-A-Glance
Hope & Help is a not-for-profit health organization and Medical Clinic, offering HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) testing, prevention, and treatment services. Through its community-based HIV and Orlando STI prevention and outreach programs, Hope & Help provides Free Rapid HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C Testing at its primary location and throughout the community at a variety of health events. Through the Medical Clinic, Hope & Help provides a full panel of Orlando STI testing and treatment options, a fee may apply for these services. Additionally, we offer free condom delivery by mail in Florida through our Protect Your O program.
With Florida consistently ranking higher nationally than most other states for new HIV and STI transmissions, Hope & Help is driven by its mission to end the HIV and STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive health education, prevention, testing, and treatment. Ultimately, Hope & Help’s vision is to see all generations empowered with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities necessary to live healthy and stay well. For all people impacted by HIV and STIs, Hope & Help is the warm hug of health care you need to get tested and treated in a safe, friendly environment.
Hope & Help began in 1988 as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend who was dying of AIDS-related complications. Since then, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida, with a full medical clinic, in addition to testing, education, prevention, case management, and support group services.
Today, the organization offers HIV/STI preventive and treatment services in English and Spanish to thousands of patients across Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seminole, and Miami.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Liberty National/Globe Life
RSM US LLP
Planned Parenthood (Formerly, Retired)
SUZANNE MEEHLE, ESQ
Meehle & Jay Law Firm
Victory Academy School / Purity Nation
KURTIS MOHR, MD
LISA BARR, MBA
Dr. JT VANDERBURG, MD, MBA, MHA
AMIE K. YOUNG, CPA
AMANDA CRUZ, MS, M.Ed, LPC
RAQUEL LUCIANO, MSW
Client Services Director