On December 4th, Bailey House graduated the first class of COPE participants since its move to the brand new Rand Harlan Center for Housing, Wellness, and Community.
The COPE graduation has become a time to celebrate the success of those who have taken their diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and have used it to have a positive impact in their community. As peer educators, our COPE participants have gone into the community to educate and connect those who are in need of accurate prevention strategies.
The class of 10 each received a certificate and enjoyed a reception afterwards. Many of our graduates used the occasion to open up about how the COPE program has changed their lives for the better. Bailey House is proud of the work they have done. Without them we would be missing a key component to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in underserved communities.