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Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos- the House of Hope for Children- is a safe place for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV. Casa de Esperanza provides residential, medical and psychological care according to the needs of each child.
With an original gift of $500 and the help of many friends, Kathy Foster and Bill Jones opened Casa de Esperanza's first home for children in crisis in October 1982. Related programs have been developed as needed, including developmental and educational services. In 1986, Casa became the second agency nationwide and the first agency in the greater Houston area to recognize and respond to the need for specialized residential care of children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Casa de Esperanza is now the longest running program in the United States for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Casa de Esperanza serves the greater Houston metropolitan area, including Harris, Fort Bend and surrounding counties. All services are provided without charge. Casa de Esperanza has a Governing Board and is licensed as a child placement agency by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.