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Resource Guide

Most of the organizations listed below are headed or staffed by individuals featured in the African-American Resource Center. These HIV resources represent a small selection of what is available to African Americans. Most large HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide offer services tailored specifically to African Americans, and many black communities have smaller groups that serve the needs of local people with HIV. A comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS resources in the United States is available here.

Services and Care | Education and Prevention | Advocacy and Policy

SERVICES AND CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS

The Minority AIDS Project (MAP)
5149 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: (323) 936-4949
Fax: (323) 936-4973
MAP provides a wide range of prevention, testing and treatment services to the African-American and Latino communities in Los Angeles, including needle exchange programs, treatment adherence support, transgender outreach, drug and alcohol detox, and food, housing and clothing assistance.

Women Alive
1566 Burnside Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Hotline: (800) 554-4876
Phone: (323) 965-1564
Fax: (323) 965-9886
E-mail: info@women-alive.org
Women Alive offers an array of innovative services addressing the specific needs of women with HIV, including treatment adherence and education, pregnancy planning, childcare, a newsletter and a national toll-free hotline.

Us Helping Us
3636 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (202) 446-1100
Fax: (202) 204-0806
Us Helping Us provides prevention, testing and treatment education and services primarily to the district's African American same-gender-loving men and transgender people. Its Down Low hotline and community forums, prisoner-discharge planning, and alternative therapy and homophobia workshops are nationally recognized as pioneering HIV/AIDS efforts.

The Luck Care Center
1701 West Monterey Ave.
Suite 1, Room 202
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: (773) 233-5850
Fax: (773) 233-5853
The Luck Care Center is a private African-American-owned-and-operated HIV/AIDS clinic primarily serving the black population of Chicago's South Side. The clinic provides primary care, case management, treatment adherence, mental health, substance abuse, prevention and other support services. It also conducts clinical trials, studying how HIV and HIV treatment may differ in African Americans with HIV.

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
5537 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60640-1405
Phone: (773) 989-9400
Fax: (773) 989-9494
E-mail: tpan@tpan.com
TPAN offers a wide range of treatment, testing and prevention information and services to people with HIV or at risk. It also publishes the bimonthly magazine Positively Aware in English and Spanish and sponsors an annual Ride for AIDS fundraiser.

Housing Works, Inc.
320 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 645-8111
Fax: (212) 645-8750
TTY: (212) 925-9560
E-mail: smith-caronia@housingworks.org
Housing Works serves New York's homeless HIV population with housing, food, social services, harm reduction and other drug treatment services, medical and mental health care, and employment opportunities. It raises funds through self-run thrift shops and a book café. The group also has an advocacy and lobbying arm in Albany, N.Y. and Washington, D.C., holds an annual 24-hour vigil on World AIDS Day and sponsors the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA), a national mobilization to turn PWAs into activists.

Urban Resource Institute (URI)
22 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 260-2900
Fax: (718) 875-2817
URI is a community-based organization that provides a wide range of services to African Americans in New York City, including substance abuse treatment, needle exchange programs, HIV/AIDS treatment and care and mental health counseling.

BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health)
1217 Spring Garden St., 1st floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 769-3561
Fax: (215) 769-3860
E-mail: bell@critpath.org
The nation's first African-American HIV/AIDS organization, BEBASHI offers services in prevention, testing and treatment as well as a range of innovative programs including a women's initiative, prison-discharge planning and a diabetes intervention.

Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YO ACAP)
1207 Chestnut St., 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4102
Phone: (215) 851-1846
Fax: (215) 851-1878
YO ACAP offers African-American adolescents and young adults in the Philadelphia area an array of HIV prevention and testing services, including condom distribution, street outreach, college prep, and workshops in subjects ranging from safer sex to date rape to self-esteem.

Integrated Minority AIDS Network Inc. (IMANI)
Bank of America Tower
400 S. Zang Boulevard, Suite 1305
Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: (214) 942-5400
Fax: (214) 948-3038
Contact: M. Keith Rawlings, M.D.
E-mail: drmkeith@aol.com
IMANI is a coalition of African-American HIV specialists that educates clinicians and other providers in minority communities about HIV/AIDS medical issues. The group has a nationwide list of black HIV doctors for patient referrals.

HIV EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

MySistahs
MySistahs is a Web site created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy.

SisterLove, Inc.
SisterLove, Inc., is a community-based nonprofit focusing on the needs of women, particularly African-American women at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

HIV/AIDS ADVOCACY AND POLICY

The Black AIDS Institute
1833 W. 8th St, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: (213) 353-3610
Fax: (213) 989-0181
The Black AIDS Institute is an advocacy and policy center aimed at mobilizing African-American institutions and individuals to confront the HIV/AIDS crisis. Bookmark the Web site, which features daily news stories, provocative op-ed pieces, comprehensive reports, and a listing of the institute's events and conferences. Check out its Reading List for info on the Black AIDS Institute's two HIV/AIDS publications, Kujisource and Ledge.

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
2236 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 226-9776
Fax: (202) 225-1512
The CBC is a coalition of African-American members of Congress working together to develop and promote legislation that closes America's many racial gaps in access and opportunity. Speaking with a single voice, the CBC has wielded political influence and visibility beyond its numbers.

Office of Minority Health (OMH)
OMHRC En Español
Phone: (800) 444-6472
Fax: (301) 251-2160
E-mail: info@omhrc.gov
Run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OMH develops health policies and programs that will eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. It sponsors an annual National Leadership Summit and operates a Web site with news, surveys and other information about minority health concerns.

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
1931 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 483-6622
Fax: (202) 483-1135
E-mail: info@nmac.org
NMAC is the national lobbying group for people of color with HIV/AIDS. It promotes increased funding for the Ryan White CARE Act and the Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative, the two leading pieces of legislation for minority communities affected by the epidemic. Check out the 2010 HIV/AIDS Calendar for NMAC's community-building annual conference.

National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC)
Howard University
2112 Georgia Ave., NW, 1st floor
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 865-3300
Fax: (212) 865-3495
Contact: John McNeil, M.D.
E-mail: jmcneil@howard.edu
NMAETC assists health clinics and providers in minority communities build their capacity to serve the treatment, testing and prevention needs of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Young Women of Color Leadership Council
Program Manager, Young Women of Color Initiatives
2000 M Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Phone: (202) 419-3420
Fax: (202) 419-1448
Web: www.advocatesforyouth.org
A project of the organization Advocates for Youth

Morehouse School of Medicine
Office of International Health Program
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: (404) 752-1706
Fax: (404) 752-1060
The Morehouse School of Medicine is an historically black medical school that trains physicians, scientists, and public health professionals committed to the primary health care needs of America's poor and minority communities.

Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative
651 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 432-4400
Fax: (617) 432-4545
E-mail: info@eci.harvard.edu
A research and policy center at the university's School of Public Health, the Harvard AIDS Institute conducts vaccine research and partners with organizations in Africa and Asia to develop clinical trials of experimental vaccines and mother-to-child prevention. Its Arthur Ashe Program in AIDS Care has mobilized black and Latino medical students to work in HIV/AIDS care.

The Balm in Gilead, Inc.
130 W. 42nd St., Suite 450
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (888) 225-6243
Fax: (212) 730-2551
E-mail: info@balmingilead.org
The Balm in Gilead is an advocacy organization that builds the capacity of the black faith community worldwide to provide AIDS education and support for people with HIV. Check the 2010 HIV/AIDS Calendar for its annual Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.

Community Healthcare Network (CHN)
79 Madison Ave., 6th floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 366-4500 ext. 261
E-mail: info@chnnyc.org
CHN provides comprehensive community-based primary medical care together with a wide range of culturally specific mental and physical support services in New York's minority communities.

New York State Black Gay Network (NYSBGN)
103 East 125th Street, Suite 503
New York, New York 10035
Phone: (212) 828-9393
Fax: (212) 828-1661
E-mail: thinkagain@nysbgn.org
This is a coalition of organizations serving black gay men in New York state. Through training, technical assistance, peer exchanges and resource sharing, the network increases its capacity to help its clients.

Minority Healthcare Communications Inc.
7720 Main St.
Fogelsville, PA 18051-1630
Phone: (610) 417-5844
E-mail: mboyle_mhcc@yahoo.com
MHCC is a nonprofit health education organization that runs conferences, seminars, and workshops on HIV/AIDS and cancer in minority communities. Check the 2010 HIV/AIDS Calendar for its National Conference on African Americans and AIDS.






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