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 have been the recipient of numerous other federal, state, local and private foundation funding that has allowed us to provide a vast array of HIV/AIDS services. These programs have included HIV/STD prevention, medical adherence, accessing care for substance abuse treatment, funding of housing initiatives, and an AmeriCorps program.

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:

missionHIV/Prevention Interventions which target African American and Latino men and  young men of color who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color.

HIV Counseling and Testing both at Substance Abuse Centers and in Non-Traditional Sites. Testing is free and confidential and no appointment is needed; and we due to the frequent co-infection of HIV and Syphilis, we perform syphilis tests along with our HIV tests. Please see our Events Calendar for information about our testing sites and times.

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.