Mission & History

Our Mission

The mission of the Carolinas CARE Partnership is to foster and 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 these diseases.

Our History and Now


The Carolinas CARE Partnership was established in 1990 as the Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium through a joint effort of the Foundation for the Carolinas and The United Way of Central Carolinas. We were initially the administrator of the federal Ryan White CARE Act and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs that provided essential care, treatment and housing services in 13-counties surrounding the Charlotte, N.C. metro area.

We changed our name to better reflect our continued efforts to join with other stakeholders in our fight against HIV/AIDS. We know the importance of collaboration and that we must all work in partnership to provide comprehensive and innovative services to address HIV/AIDS issues.

Presently, our programs include:


HIV Counseling and Testing  is free and confidential. Due to the frequent co-infection of HIV and Syphilis, we perform syphilis tests along with our HIV tests. We also offer the only regional Mobile Testing Unit.

Housing and Supportive Services that includes: short-term assistance; residential substance abuse treatment; residential care; housing information services; tenant-based rental assistance and supportive services.

Training and Education through our Training Institute provides regular professional development training to providers from across the state. Topics of training range from clinical aspects of HIV to Advanced topics in Substance Abuse & Mental Health.