The HUSH Foundation Overview
Target demographics: Children and adolescents with terminal, infectious, disabling diseases or conditions, have been injured in a tragic accident, and have been or are being abused. These children and adolescents must be in a low-
income family, be an orphan or homeless. Our primary focus includes supporting HIV/AIDS and Cancer Research , as well as supporting the elderly.
Direct beneficiaries per year: This year we had five beneficiaries.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help with fundraising.
Geographic areas served: Kari Taylor, Founder, CEO, Chairman
Kim Taylor, Vice-Chair
Brandi Taylor, Secretary
Kim Taylor, II - Treasurer
Programs: Children’s & Adolescents Disease Awareness Outreach Program (CADAOP) – A program that conducts infectious disease prevention and education campaigns, fund raising and awareness-raising events; develops social and home-based care and
treatment initiatives; provides counseling.
Children’s & Adolescent's HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Project (CAHAAPP) - A project under CDAOP that conducts HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and education campaigns, and fund raising events to support children and Adolescent's with HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS research.
Tragic Accident and Abuse Program - A program that provides assistance to support under-served, low-incomed, orphaned, or homeless children and adolescents who have become disabled due to a tragic accident or unforeseen catastrophic occurrence.
This program also supports children & adolescents who have been abused.
Healthy Living Program – A program designed to teach children and adolescents how to make healthy choices and develop skills for future wellness.
Children’s Obesity Program – A fitness and nutrition program of exercise and diet designed specifically for children and adolescents to combat obesity.
The RUN FOR FUN Program - According to the American Obesity Association, obesity in children and adolescents is a very serious issue in which many health and social consequences continue into adulthood. The HUSH Foundation® is helping the fight against obesity. The RUN FOR FUN Program is a physical fitness program that provides tools that will help children and adolescents develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.
Summer Camp - Each summer, we provide children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS the opportunity to attend Camp Heartland, free of charge. While at camp, children experience a joyous summer filled with fun activities with like children from 40 different states
within the United States.
HIV/AIDS Research - We support an HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial program that enrolls 50 HIV-infected children and adolescents per year in phase I, phase II and phase III trials. Subjects are recruited from existing patient populations and through community outreach
efforts by culturally sensitive individuals. Obstetrical and perinatal research is conducted at hospitals allied and/or associated with pediatric hospitals. Pregnant women, children, and adolescents of minority groups, predominately African-Americans and Latinos,
comprise close to 90 percent of the patient population and hemophiliac children and adolescents are included in clinical studies.
The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit facilitates basic as well as clinical research and provides ancillary services for HIV-infected children, adolescents and their families in addition to fulfilling its primary mission as a clinical trials unit.
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