Delhi entertains high levels of seasonal immigrants each year. This, among other common factors, keeps the capital city at high risk for the spread of HIV and AIDS. Many HIV positive people from neighboring states come in the hope of receiving effective care and treatment.
SHALOM, a service operated through our partner, Emmanuel Hospital Association, was established in 2001 with a vision of outreach to people living with HIV and AIDS. From the beginning, the project has sought to develop and demonstrate hands-on medical and social care; from community-level Home Based Care (HBC) to the establishment and running of a modest in-patient care center. Today, Shalom Delhi is a model program for HOPE for AIDS home-based care work. Volunteers work through Delhi churches to care for their neighbors in a holistic way. In addition to group teaching, team members look to care for and restore strength physically, emotionally, medically and spiritually.