We empower women infected with, affected by, or at risk for HIV .

 “It is amazing how HOCC brings positive and negative women together then there are no secrets from each other and we learn from each other instead of being afraid of each other as we journey towards health and wellness together” (HOCC participant for 15 years/March 2020)


Welcome to Healing Our Community Collaborative (HOCC)

The Healing Our Community Collaborative, fondly known as HOCC, has been providing HIV health education and prevention programs for over 3,000 women infected with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS in the Greater Boston area and throughout Massachusetts since 1997. As a small voluntary, nurse-led, peer-driven grassroots non-profit organization, HOCC remains the leader of a community of women reaching out to their peers to reduce the social determinants of health including societal inequities to accessing optimal health care and services that have historically, had a direct negative impact on our community of women. All of HOCC’s programs are for women, by women, about women and an important priority for HOCC is to work toward eliminating health disparities by educating and empowering women to work together toward social change.