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.


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!


Just want to say your gift means all the world to me, it’s such a fountain that continues two 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 like 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!! 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



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 beatuful 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 followup 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




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!!


-> Next Faces and Voices of HOCC

Monday, August 10, 2020

HOCC’s Annual: Women, HIV, and the Brain