Faces and Voices of HOCC

Faces and Voices is HOCC’s newest way to keep our community of women safe and connected despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While maintaining our monthly traditions of health education, empowering conversations, and warming hearts, we have created “HOCC on the go,” an initiative to bring some HOCC smiles and love into the homes of our women. To keep us all safe but connected, we’re posting messages and pictures that our HOCC women send us, featuring their strong voices, their beautiful faces, and their HOCC on the go packets.

Current Faces and Voices of HOCC

Sixth  HOCC on the Go…

Monday, October 19, 2020

HOCC’s Annual: “Women and Trans Women’s Health”

 

 Getting Ready

 

October’s Faces and Voices of HOCC!

Arrival

Congratulations Alyssa you are the first woman to receive HOCC on the Go today!!!

 

HOCC at Home

New Faces of HOCC

HOCC Women’s Wellness Strategies During COVID-19: Getting ready for the winter, voting, and giving thanks.

 

Voices from HOCC

 

 

The website is fabulous I went through all different kinds of emotions looking at all the ladies and all the wonderful things done for us  — it is beautiful!   I’m crying, I’m laughing, I’m having all kinds of feelings – oh my goodness I miss everybody – I love you all – I’m so happy to be a part of this – this is my life!

I love the card and I will keep smiling!

I can’t believe this pandemic continues to keep us from our friends and family – but HOCC has found a way to keep us together and gives us something to look forward to every month!  Believe me, HOCC  has helped me be ok and well and I remain surrounded by my HOCC sisters 24/7 when I visit our website.                        I am sending smiles to you all.

Today, I will wear my new pin to support our Trans-sisters — thank you HOCC for supporting all women!!!

 

 

 

 

Once again, we’re bringing HOCC to the safety of each others’ homes. Not much has changed, and yet everything is changing. COVID continues to linger and cases have even started to increase again, yet mask wearing is on the decline. Go figure, but we do know for sure that masks save lives — so make sure to wear yours! I know it’s hard, since when we wear our masks we miss the smiles, and even a quick flash of a smile can last forever in our memory. Take a second and think about one of those smiles; I know that always makes me feel better. Today when I need a smile, I go to our HOCC website, where there are so many smiles to enjoy! Research backs this up: a simple smile can make you feel happier and less stressed. My challenge to you during this tough time is to be the reason someone smiles today!

Heidi and HOCC’s Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Faces and Voices of HOCC

Monday, November 9, 2020

HOCC’s Annual: Reflection and Gratitude

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Faces and Voices of HOCC

Fifth  HOCC on the Go…

Monday, September 14, 2020

HOCC’s “Women, Mental Health and Wellness”

Getting Ready

 

 

September’s Faces and Voices of HOCC!

The Arrival

Congratulations Mayra you are the first woman to receive HOCC on the Go today!!!

 

 

HOCC at Home

 

New Faces of HOCC

 

HOCC Women’s Wellness Strategies During COVID-19: Gardening, Painting, Baking, Photography, and Anniversaries!

HOCC Celebrates Women 24/7

Congratulations JoAnn – 11 Years and Counting!

Voices from HOCC

We truly appreciate all you do!

HOCC has landed – thank you!

Thank you! I thank you very much – it is a very nice package! The book and pen is wonderful I love writing – I write every down when I am at church- have a blessed night!

I love the mailer – it might be my most favorite one yet! Thank you!!

I like everything in this package!

Happy happy  –  joy joy!

Love the mask – so soft and fits great – full coverage – thanks!

Love the book- always writing my thoughts down on pieces of paper and then loose them – this is perfect! Much thanks.

The puzzles we get in the mailer are great – they help keep my mind off of things – thank you – it realty helps!

Thank you for all you do for us!!!

I love the puzzles – it would be great to have puzzles every month – real good for me thanks!

Happy Monday HOCC – best day of the month for me – can’t believe you have kept us all together and safe for 5 months – thank you HOCC sisters!

God thank you for all your help – you are a terrific lady – believe me – thanks HOCC!

This is so beautiful thank you so much I am going to enjoy all of it – thank you so much sending you many prayers!

The teal HOCC on the Go is the cherry on top – but the best thing is staying connected, text messages every week, and funny to say, the waiting for the second Monday of each month! Thank you HOCC – no one else could do this except for HOCC!

I got my HOCC birthday card in the mail this week – HOCC does not forget! It was the only one I got-thank you!

Thank you so much! The work and the love that went behind this! I love the journal, my mask, my CVS card! My positive affirmation the most! I’m so loved unconditionally.

Your cards you write to us every month are amazing and so inspirational and real – Hallmark might be calling you! Thank you!!!

I can’t believe that HOCC keeps us informed and safe with all the information we get each month – NO, I can believe it! Thank you – HOCC you  always  help me stay well!

Happy Monday evening. I just want to say thank you for the journal and I love the word search book – I love working on them!

I love HOCC! Masks masks and more masks – thank God HOCC knows how much we need them and the new white one is wonderful soft – feels good and breathable. AND HOCC being HOCC they want to know which one is best for me – and more choices are coming! THANK YOU!

I love getting our HOCC educational information each month – now I sit down with my HOCC tea and can take time reading my handout! I am well today and I will stay well! Thank you HOCC!

I just received the amazing HOCC package! Thank you.

Good Tuesday Morning! Thanks again HOCC for the wonderful gift and all the goodies along with it.  I am continuing to appreciate a;; the hard and good work you are doing in this trying time. Thangs again Heidi and HOCC – Always!

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed the way we live. Coupled with what we are going through as a nation, it is something we will never forget–it will be etched in our minds, our hearts, and will be a part of our souls. Not only do the COVID-19 outbreak, the physical distancing, and the isolation challenge our daily life, but this summer, we’re fighting systemic racism, attempts to divide our communities with fear and hate, and the deepening splits within our nation. Each of these affects our mental health and wellness. Yes, it has been a crazy time, but the good thing is, we are not alone: we have each other, and HOCC is doing our best to keep us connected. So, for now, take a break, lean on one another, hold onto  good news, and use our materials to help keep you safe and well all day long.

Don’t forget to get ready to HOCC the Vote!

Heidi and HOCC’s Board

 

 

Faces and Voices of HOCC

Fourth HOCC on the Go…

Monday, August 10, 2020

HOCC’s Annual: Women and Their Brain

 

Getting Ready

August’s Faces and Voices of HOCC!

The Arrival

 

 

 

HOCC at Home

 

 

New Faces of HOCC

 

 

Voices from HOCC

You know one thing I always look for is your message – it gives me hope every time.

Stay safe everyone – miss you all!

Thanks for all you do for me – us!!!

Another wonderful HOCC on Go with a beautiful card – thank you!

Thanks HOCC – thanks for the sunshine!

What a fun way to start my day – the mailer was at my door this morning – thank you!

I am a winner! Talk about making a day better – Thanks HOCC!

I so miss going to the HOCC meetings, but I love the beautiful card!!!

Yayyy!!! Christmas in August!!! Thank you!!!

I’ve been working on some Art!

Oooh I got some of my favorites!!! Ginger tea and the bag is so cool – love it!!!

God bless U – you have an

This time has been very challenging to me, when I get HOCC mail it makes me happy!

Thank you so much or the opportunity! The fact that you are doing this for me/us is so beautiful – you didn’t have to continue HOCC during these uncertain times, but I for one are extremely grateful that you are. Thank you again, be safe and blessed.

I so look forward to the second Monday of each month – just like before COVID-19. And all the calls and texts and follow ups all month long make this period feel safe and good for me – thank you HOCC!!!

 

 

It’s been several months now since most of us have attended in-person support meetings, have visited and ate dinner with friends and family, or have been to work, the gym, or hairdressers. We’re even having most of our contact with our health care providers virtually or on the phone, and this likely will continue at least for the next few months. Many of us are not sleeping well, our hands are dry from too much hand sanitizer, and our brains are foggy from listening to or reading too much about COVID-19. So for today, take a step back and pay attention to your mental and physical needs during this challenging time. Remember, we need to think about safety first–it’s about taking care of your health and wellness. I promise, you’ll be glad you did.

Heidi and the HOCC Board

 

 

 

Faces and Voices of HOCC

Third HOCC on the Go…

Monday, July 13, 2020

HOCC’s Annual: Healthy Relationships

 

 

Getting Ready

July’s Faces and Voices of HOCC!

The Arrival

 

HOCC at Home

New Faces of HOCC

 

Voices from HOCC

 

“Like branches on a tree we may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.”

 This quote was sent to us as a way to sum up her feelings about HOCC.   (thank you Tracy)

 

The message in my card hit home! By the Grace of God I am thankful that I awake each day to sunshine, storms, or a rainbow and handle the day’s event the best way I can.

This month’s HOCC on the Go is a job well and done packed with all of the love and respect I need until next month – THANK YOU!!!

WOW! This has so many fun things  packed in this month! It means so much to me. Thanks for staying connected to me!

Just to let you know my husband gets a little jealous because I’m getting free masks!

HOCC keeps us safe with monthly masks, hand sanitizers, sun screen, and gift cards to help with co-pays and essentials – there’s no place like HOCC, there’s no place like my HOCC!!!

I just received everything today and I am so happy because my raffle ticket won – it’s a good day!

I never really like waiting for anything – but I certainly love waiting for HOCC on the GO! It’s like exciting and fun and always worth the wait!

Thank you for the birthday card and teal beads – it’s the only card I received and I have been wearing my beads all day!

OMG you are amazing and such an inspiration!!! Thank you!! I love it!!

This was so nice – it made my day!

I just got my package thank you so much for the birthday shout out!

Thanks for the mask – my other one flew away!

Thank you for my HOCC on the go care package!

Thank you for the nice package. The information in it is helpful. I also love the saying on the sticker on the envelope.

The messages are always so inspiring from the sticker on the outside of the teal mailer to the inspirational card, to the special note in the cards to us – I am very grateful I have HOCC as my inspiration all day long!

I loved my card today “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the differences you make in peoples lives” Michelle Obama

HOCC makes a difference to me!

Thank you I received all my beautiful HOCC information and gifts.

Thank you I got my package today, stay safe and God bless you!

A lot of the time I feel lonely because my family and old friends of mine don’t talk to me since I heard about being HIV positive – but HOCC has always made me feel  welcomed and now feels like I visit my new family once a month – it has worked for me – AND now HOCC comes to my house for a visit – I am OK!

Hoary!!!

Just want to say your gift means all the world to me, it’s such a fountain that continues to spring up like healing waters.

The lovely card reads comfort and peace to my soul. We are strong and oh so powerful together!

Awesome always perfect – thank you!

Thank you! Nicely done!

Thank you for all – and my new dog likes the dog bone you sent in the mail too.

Since our last in person HOCC in March it was hard to hear we could not meet monthly until this was all over – but HOCC knows how to keep us all together – thank you – see you next month at home!

I miss you guys so much!

I got it !! I really enjoy my package! Thank you and safety first!

Thank you again! HOCC is simply the best –  it makes my day sincerely!

I really miss HOCC in person but HOCC on the Go brings her into my home – welcome!

I am so thankful!!!

Thank you so much for all your help and support – love you!

Thank you HOCC! I can’t begin to tell you amazing ladies how appreciative I am for all the love that goes into HOCC on the go!

I won! Perfect gift I thank you HOCC!!

I love the rainbow card and your message – please post for all to see!

After each storm comes a rainbow—but life isn’t just about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain, to look for the rainbows, and to engage in every moment with love in our hearts for each other. We may not be able to dance together today, but we can be patient, knowing a new day and a new normal will bring real change, peace, healing, and justice for all. We know that HOCC women are strong and if we remain safe, we’ve got this! Rejoice, both during the storms and the sunshine.                                                                                                                                                                         Stay strong and remain well,   

                                                                                                         Heidi and the HOCC Board

 

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Second HOCC on the Go:

Monday, June 8, 2020

HOCC’s 23rd Anniversary and Counting

 

Getting Ready

 

 Faces and Voices of HOCC Coming Monday!

 

The Arrival 

 

HOT OF THE PRESS! June 7th!        First HOCC woman to receive our 23rd Anniversary HOCC on the Go! Congratulations Tracy – you rock! Don’t forget to check out your raffle number tomorrow after 2pm.

 

HOCC at Home 

 

New Faces of HOCC

 Board Members and Friends of HOCC Celebrating 23 Years and Counting!

 

 

HOCC’s 23rd Anniversary – 23 years and 23 raffles – and our big winner for $50.00 Target Card is Leah!!!  Congratulations!!!!

Voices from HOCC

Happy anniversary to all of us HOCC women!!!

I am so loving the surprise package in the mail!

Thank you for the beautiful card and words.

Thank you for all of the amazing goodies.

This was really exciting – waiting for the teal mail to come to my house and then having HOCC on the GO pop open with such a wonderful celebration – and don’t get me started about the 23 raffles – pure fun – and we certainly needed some!!!

Thank you for everything!!! Happy Anniversary!

The raffles! Nice job! Way to use the resources – thanks!

Good morning, thank you so much for the bag take care and God Bless!

Thank you so much. Got all the goodies. I feel so special. Thanks again!

Thank you so much – just beautiful!

Thank you for all the time and hard work to make the beautiful HOCC mailings happen for us. Everything in it was so thoughtful and generous.

Thank you so much! Happy Anniversary!

I really enjoy looking at all of the HOCC ladies it feels like coming to HOCC! I miss everyone : (

The package was very FUN, and the anticipation leading up to it exciting… makes me miss the entire 2nd Monday and Mini-Clinic Wednesday women!!!

Kudos to you!

Happy Blessed 23rd 2020 Anniversary HOCC wishing us many many more wonderful anniversaries and looking forward to continue to celebrate with the HOCC women for many more years to come!

I surely appreciate all the goodies that were in the two months of gift packages. I am at my home and staying safe during all of the mishap that is going on for months but still praying for the days we’ll be back together in person and with good blessings we will prevail. You are just simply the best and you are surely appreciated for the good work you have done. Stay Safe you and the HOCC family. Sincerely

Thank you for my package – my friends told me about last month I had no idea it would be so meaningful – it really did feel like a celebration and exciting THANK YOU!!!

What fun! HOCC playing cards – when I play solitaire it feels like we are all in the game with each teal card!!!

“HOCC on the Go”, teal package today. I would like to say thank you all once again for your support, energy, and compassion for what you do!!!

I am so grateful! It’s like getting an invisible hug from you all when it arrives in the mail!

Thank you so much! Love and miss you ladies a bunch!!

HOCC has amazing hearts – true love!

Your message in my card really meant a lot to me –

I enjoy the pictures and words of wisdom on Faces and Voices! It is so cool. I felt like I was at one of our meetings.

I keep coming back to the page to see the smiles of HOCC women – makes me feel connected and loved!

HOCC is such a Godsend! – received my follow up card today – amazing to receive snail mail that is fun!

I want to say thank you for the package. I really appreciated it! The mask is really great.

Thank you – I thank you for everything HOCC does for me – I wish we could all be closer.

The playing cards are wonderful! I can play alone to keep my mind going!!!

 

Happy 23rd Anniversary!

There are many challenges we have already faced in this new year: the pandemic has taken so many lives and still remains a threat to our health; social distancing keeps us from our friends and families when we need them most; and now, over the last week, a renewed assault on our black and brown sisters, brothers, friends and family.

This time is not a moment in time – it is the moment to make a change!

HOCC women are strong ambassadors in the community to help, support, and lead. 2020 is the time for healing and loving each other in health, wellness, and justice. Today we celebrate HOCC and each of you making the difference in your journey forward! 

Heidi and the HOCC Board

 

 

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First HOCC on the Go:

Monday, May 11, 2020

Reaching out to the women of HOCC during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Getting Ready

The Arrival

HOCC at Home

New Faces of HOCC

 

Voices from HOCC

This was so great- I feel like I went to HOCC today – thanks!

Thank you so much – it felt like a HOCC day today!

Thank you so much for this little care package. All the items are truly needed and it was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated! Please continue to stay well. Much peace and love.

HOCC shares the love in the best way she could – from a distance yet in my heart.

Thank you HOCC and God bless.

You are a Gem! And again, thank you for all and all you do us!!!

One thing I know HOCC doesn’t forget us!

Thanks for everything HOCC does for me and us!

Thank you so much! I didn’t expect all this – you did great!

I love you guys please stay safe – I miss you all very much

God bless you all and happy belated Mother’s Day to HOCC!

I stay in all of the day alone but today it felt like my HOCC family was with me.

Even if we were not there today – HOCC was with me at home.

Thank you this made my day – can’t wait to come back.

Thank you! I have been feeling kind of sad until HOCC on the Go came home to me – it made me smile!

Yes, safety first and HOCC – thank you!

Thank you for the care package it was lovely and so thoughtful of you to do it for us.

Things have been feeling like too much but today it felt just right – thank you!

HOCC on the go came today. Thank you so very much. You made my day. Please keep in touch. I can’t wait until we meet again. I miss everyone so much. Stay safe and healthy!

Thank you so much for the gift pack I needed that mask and sanitizer.

We are told to wear a mask and wash our hands or sanitize – pretty hard when you don’t have easy access but then – HOCC steps up and gives them to us! Thank you!!!

Just got my package today, thank you so much – I love this!

I usually get bills or bad news in the mail but today I got love from HOCC!!! Thank you!

Thank you, thank you very much needed!!!

OMG thank you love it! Everyone was jealous!

Oooh I love the STASH tea!!! What a tasty treat!!!

The candle is sooo very exquisite… idk if I can light it!

The gifts bring back good happy feelings down to the two mints!!

I’m tickled pink! This truly brought the much needed sunshine!!

 

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Since the second Monday of May 2020 – to present.  – –  See you again in November!