New Hope Hospice & Rehabilitation Center
Every year over 15,000 Nepali girls are kidnapped or sold and taken across the border of Nepal into a life of forced prostitution.
60-70% of women rescued from forced prostitution are HIV positive. In this culture being diagnosed with this disease means a life of being treated as an untouchable. We have seen this with our own eyes as the ladies we work with have been denied medical care because their diagnosis was feared even by healthcare professionals. It is out of this horrible reaction to these ladies that New Hope Hospice has been started.
Many of these ladies will die alone with no one to comfort them or care for their basic needs simply because of fear and lack of education about AIDS. It is our desire to bring these ladies to wholeness through hospice care. We want to create an environment where they and their children that have been victims of human trafficking can die surrounded by people that love them; people that will not only take care of their physical needs but do it with compassion and love. We desire to bring these victims to a place where their dignity will be valued until the very end.
Our mission and vision
New Hope Hospice’s desire is to offer the highest levels of support and palliative care, both through its hospice and within the community, to provide people who have AIDS with both dignity and greater quality of life.
Our role within the Nepalese community is to support those with AIDS – and their families and children. We take a wider approach than just medical care alone – looking at the ‘whole needs of the whole person’, whether that is physical, psychological, practical, emotional or spiritual