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Heart To Hand, Inc.


On Sunday, November 22, we learned that a person affiliated with Heart to Hand has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s important that we preserve their privacy so we cannot disclose their name. We can tell you that their last time in the office was 11/19. The person has reported that they did not come into close contact with any customers or clients since being in the office and followed all precautions while in the office.

When a person tests positive for COVID-19 they are contacted by a tracer who works to identify if that person has been in close contact with others. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines ‘close contact’ as less than 6 feet away for a duration of 15 minutes or more. Health dept. will contact any individuals who they determine may have had close contact with the individual who tested positive.

We are doing everything we can to support this person during quarantine. To further mitigate any risk, H2H will go back to telework/telehealth for all services. If you have any questions or need any additional support, please reach out to info@hearttohandinc.org or call 301-772-0103 and follow the prompts for the department you need. General inquiries may dial ext. 102.

Please be patient with us as we shift back to virtual services. Customer and employee safety is our highest priority as we manage this public health crisis. As always, thank you for your support and understanding. Take care and stay safe!


About Us

Heart to Hand is a 501 (c)(3), community-based public health organization located in Largo, Maryland. We provide support services to those living with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Heart to Hand is the leading provider of free services to those living with sexually-transmitted infections.

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Our Vision is to empower the disenfranchised by building self-esteem, self-worth and promoting responsible and healthy lifestyle choices, ultimately creating self-reliance.


Our Mission is to provide support, education and resources that promote healthy lifestyles, decrease health disparities and increase access to quality health care.


Heart to Hand was founded on the basic value of giving a “touch of love” to those in need. We believe in meeting people where they are and to provide basic kindness while reducing barriers to maintaining health and wellness. We strive to maintain these principles through the following values:

  • Advocacy – We constantly plead, support, and fight for the cause of the disenfranchised people living in our community.
  • Integrity – We treat our clients and partners with honesty, moral uprightness, and a strong sense of transparency.
  • Humanity – We strive to establish the highest standards of compassion, kindness, consideration, and sympathy for everyone we serve.
  • Leadership – We have established a vision of social influence and motivation to help our clients achieve the highest level of sustained health improvement.
  • Collaboration – We work with our clients, physicians, contract pharmacies, and partners to maximize access to health care services.
  • Mentoring – We strive to be the most powerful and recognized personal development and empowerment organization in the state of Maryland.

Our Story

Things were different back then. When Heart to Hand was founded over 20 years ago, HIV was in a state of crisis here and around the globe. In the early 90’s, Dedra Spears Johnson and Sally Joseph were health professionals working in communities throughout Prince George’s County. As the HIV crisis worsened in the DC metropolitan area, they noticed how African Americans, especially women, were under served and neglected by standard efforts to combat HIV. Community after community, they saw the same thing and it troubled them.

Something was missing. Dedra and Sally saw the need for sexual health care infused with culture and love. They came up with a plan to address what they saw as a critical need in the care of people, primarily African Americans and women, facing and living with HIV. Together at their kitchen table in Capitol Heights, Dedra and Sally created Heart to Hand to combat the rapid rise of HIV among African-American women. It was founded as a grassroots, sexual health nonprofit to serve residents of Prince George’s County and later the DMV.

Since 1999, Heart to Hand, Inc. has been Prince George’s leading provider for free and low-cost sexual health services such as Rapid HIV testing, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and sexual health education. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet people where they are in life in order to provide individualized, sexual health care. For we believe everyone deserves and benefits from sexual health and wellness.

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In Memoriam

Sally Holloway Joseph (1956-2009) was the co-founder of Heart to Hand, Inc., which was established in 1999 to “make a difference by encouraging people to never give up and invest in themselves in order to have a better quality life.” Sally’s Mission was to serve the disenfranchised, underserved, and underinsured. Sally wanted to ensure that Heart to Hand, Inc. would continue to provide HIV/AIDS, Outreach, Tobacco, and other intervention/prevention programs.

For your inquiries or concerns, you can reach us at 301-772-0103.