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Care Award Recipient

Executive Director of

Heart, Health & Healing Community Center

CAROLINE W. HILL

Caroline Williams Granison was born in Lake Worth, FL to Jacob and Ruth Williams’s, residents of Riviera Beach, FL. She is the seventh of eight children. In middle school she learned of her talents in track and field, taking her farther than she expected. She attended Palm Beach Gardens High School where she continued to run track and field. Unaware of her athletic abilities she became county and conference champion all four years, and set a state record for Florida. She achieved many awards and trophies throughout high school, and was Channel Twelve's 'Athlete of the Week'. All of these accomplishments earned her receive a four year scholarship to Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. During her short stay, she majored in child psychology with the aspiration to assist the youth. Caroline, a mother of three, was married at the age of 22. Unprecedented, she was divorced and homeless. For two and a half years, she lived from place to place, dependent on government assistance. Finally, after receiving assistance through the Red Cross, her family was able to obtain a place of their own. Caroline is now a student with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) studying Social Work.

Caroline’s experiences are in substance abuse, mental health, Minority AIDS Network Chair, Florida prevention planning group: State Representative for Palm Beach County for two years, Human Resource and Management, evaluation program improvement and capacity building, Support Group Facilitator.  In 1993 she started working for the Children’s Place and Conner’s nursery providing care for abused and neglected HIV positive children. Working with children from newborn to 10 years of age made a great impact on her life which led her to help other people in need. In 1994, she joined United Deliverance Church of God in Christ. While learning more about the word of God, her bishop, Lewis E. White, started an HIV/AIDS Outreach Ministry. In 1999, she traveled from city to city in Palm Beach County. During this time, offering free HIV counseling, testing, while feeding them physical food and also ministering in the spirit. Seeing so many people affected by poverty, drugs, and alcohol abuse opened her eyes to the needs for the people in the different communities. Volunteering her time even in the late night hours allowed her to reach people who felt as if the community has given up on them. In the year 2000, United Deliverance Community Resource Center received a small grant from the state to help African Americans throughout Palm Beach County. While working full-time, she made time to volunteer at the United Deliverance Community Resource Center. This is where she provided HIV/AIDS education and services to inmates at the Palm Beach County jail. In addition to working 40 hours a week, Caroline volunteered to make sure the needs of the people were met.

 

In 2005, she was ordained as Evangelist.

In 2011, with the support of co-founder, Theodore Hill, God gave Caroline the vision to open her own agency. God later gifted Theodore the name meant for them to use: Heart, Health, & Healing Ministries, Inc. (Triple “H” Community Center).

A month before 2012, Triple H Ministries, Inc. opened its doors to the community.

 

In 2014, Triple H Ministries. Inc. received the “Making the Difference Award” from Palm Beach County HIV Care Council. 

 

With barely any funding, Triple H has been able to assist underserved populations in Palm Beach County with Free HIV/AIDS Testing/Counseling and other essential wrap-around services. Being a nonprofit agency has its challenges, but Caroline would not have it any other way.