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 Carolinas CARE Partnership in 2010 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.



Milestones To Remember

1989-1990– Founded by United Way and Foundation of the Carolinas

1998– First awarded the HOPWA program, which serves at least 650 clients and their  family members each year

2003– Began operating as a separate entity

2010– Renamed Carolinas CARE Partnership

2015– Moved to a new central and more accessible location at 5855 Executive Center Drive, Suite 101