The Carolinas CARE Partnership welcomes you to our website! Since 1990, the Carolinas CARE Partnership has been one of the leading HIV/AIDS service organizations in the greater Charlotte area. Presenlty, we provide housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, HIV counseling, testing and prevention services, and linkage to care. Our website is designed to provide you with updated HIV/AIDS resources and information We also want you to know of the many ways in which the Carolinas CARE Partnership is fighting against HIV/AIDS in our community. Please support us by making a donation or volunteering with our agency. Thank you!
Please note that we will not have HIV testing here on Friday, November22nd or Friday, November 29th. However, we will offer free testing Friday, December 6th from 8:00am to 5:00pm at our office - 7510 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 105 -. Please call Antwine Mitchell for more information - 704-531-2467 x 24. It's FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, and no appointment is needed!
The Carolinas CARE Partnership
Providing Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education
Programs 2013 - 2014
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) - Provides funding to agencies for housing and supportive services activities that include emergency financial assistance, residential substance abuse treatment, housing and care for people living with AIDS, housing information services, permanent housing placement, residential care and tenant-based rental vouchers. Funding is provided by the City of Charlotte and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
HIV Education and Resources Opportunities (HERO/HEROE) - A CDC-funded program designed to provide HIV prevention intervention to African American and Latino heterosexual men who may be at risk for HIV and need assistance and encouragement in developing a plan to reduce their individual level of risk. HERO/HEROE utilizes the RESPECT intervention, which is a 2 session, one-on-one intervention that has been proven to be effective in lowering the rates of HIV and STDs among participants.
Integrated Targeted Testing Services (ITTS) - The program, funded by the North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention Branch, is a comprehensive program that provides a continuum of care integrating prevention/outreach and HIV/STD counseling and testing for high risk "hard to reach" targeted populations in community settings. Testing can be conducted at, and not limited to, community centers, colleges, homeless shelters, etc.
Non-Traditional HIV Counseling and Testing in Substance Abuse Centers (SAC) - The program, funded by the North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention Branch, provides HIV/STD counseling, testing and referral services for substance abusers at the locations where they received their substance abuse treatment. This initiative is aimed at reducing barriers to early diagnosis of HIV infection and increasing access to quality medical care, treatment, and ongoing prevention services to those with a diagnosis of HIV infection.
ARTAS - Anti- Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services - This Evidence Based Intervention Services Program, ARTAS, is also funded by the State. ARTAS is an individual-level, multi-session time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is a strengths-based case management model that encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish and effective, working relationship with a Linkage Coordinator.
On-Line Safe Space Initiative - The goal of the project is to reach young black same gender loving men with implicit HIV prevention and other health promotion messaging through the construction of a web-based social networking platform. The site will provide HIV prevention and risk reduction education.
The Training Institute - The Institute strives to meet the professional training needs of a variety of disciplines, including HIV, substance abuse, mental health, housing and non-profit management. The workshop include, HIV A to Z, Capacity Building for Non-Profits, Grant Writing, Working With Difficult Clients, Cultural Competency and many other topics to assist professionals improve their skills.
The Mission of the Carolinas CARE Partnership is: To foster and to ensure a regional approach to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and to meet with compassion and dignity the needs of those affected by the disease.