Admission policy for the children
1. House of Hope shelter shall ordinarily support children who meet the following criteria: they are classified as AIDS infected, double orphaned, dependent, neglected, or abused from a HIV family; they are from a lower socio-economic background; they have no other viable family placement alternative. Any admissions exceptions to these criteria shall be approved only by the Executive Committee.
2. House of Hope shelter will support children of any age and will continue providing services beyond age 18 for youth pursuing further education; provided, however, that HUT India shall diligently pursue alternative placement for infants that are not a part of sibling groups and that the admission of children age 10 or over shall be approved by the Executive Committee. In emergency circumstances, where immediate placement is required, the Director or his designee, upon consultation and approval by the Chairman of the Board or upon a favorable poll of Executive Committee members, may approve the admission of a youngster age 10 or over.
3. House of Hope Home shall serve children without regard to race or creed and providing for their physical, emotional, educational, social, recreational, and spiritual needs.
4. House of Hope shall give preference for admission to sibling groups and to children who are referred through HIV networks and Child Welfare Committees. House of hope shall give preference for admission to sibling groups and to children who are referred through a church contact as well.