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!
CALL AHEAD TESTING
Carolinas CARE Partnership is pleased to announce CALL AHEAD TESTING! If you want to get tested at our office, just call Antwine at 704-953-1004 and he will get you scheduled with one of our HIV Test Counselors. Testing is free and confidential, and you can have your results in minutes!
We'll be visiting areas all over the region to increase access to HIV testing - look for us soon in a neighborhood near you!
Contact Us to request that we come to your area!
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Something New! - The Carolinas CARE Partnership is very aware of how important it is for people living with HIV/AIDS to have access to decent, safe, and affordable housing. As a part of our efforts to address housing issues for people living with HIV/AIDS, we created a Housing Resource Directory that is under the "Resources" section of this website. The Directory includes housing resources for Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union and York (SC) counties. We hope that this will prove to be a valuable resource for people living with HIV/AIDS and service providers.
Providing Comprehensive AIDS Resources and Education
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 Homeless Supportive Services Program (HHSSP) – A Mecklenburg County-funded program that provides affordable housing and strong supportive services to in individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or chronically homeless.
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.
Non-Traditional HIV Counseling and Testing in Substance Abuse Centers (SAC) - This state-funded program 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 - ARTAS is the agency's Health Connections state-funded program which is an individual-level, multi-session time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care. 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.
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.
Mobile Testing Unit - The Carolinas CARE Partnership's Mobile Testing Unit allows staff to conduct HIV counseling, testing, and referral services in neighborhoods that individuals may not have access to testing. The goal of the Mobile Testing Unit is to increase access to testing for people who may not have transportation or awareness of testing opportunities.
Carolinas Alcohol and Drug Resources and Education (CADRE) - In a partnership with Duke Centers for Health Policy, the goal is for the Carolinas CARE Partnership to provide HIV testing to minority same gender loving men and screen for substance abuse issues and to make referrals to CADRE if the client is interested in receiving substance abuse services.
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.
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