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Pennsylvania: BEBASHI Receives $25K Grant

April 14, 2011

The MAC AIDS Fund's 2011 VIVA GLAM campaign in March announced $5 million in grants for HIV/AIDS agencies across the United States. One of the grantees is Philadelphia-based BEBASHI: Transition to Hope, which will receive $25,000 to support its proposed "Little Brotha" program. The outreach targets African-American males ages 13 to 24 -- a demographic especially at risk of contracting HIV. Plans call for it to offer Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services, a one-on-one program in which youth meet five or more times with BEBASHI staffers for intensive risk-reduction instruction. Youths also would be able to access case management services targeted to their individual challenges. Executive Director Gary Bell said BEBASHI originally had applied for a $250,000 grant; to accommodate the reduced award size, the projected number of participants is being cut from 400 to 50-100. MAC donates all profits from the sale of its VIVA GLAM lip products to HIV/AIDS causes, raising more than $200 million since 1994. For more information about BEBASHI, visit

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Adapted from:
Philadelphia Gay News
03.24.2011; Jen Coletta

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