The SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center has selected 5 organizations to be a part of their first LEARN (Leading with Education, Advocacy & Resistance with our Neighbors) cohort! This shared learning opportunity focuses specifically on harm reduction in the context of the HIV epidemic of the Deep South through community building, education and capacity building.
Selected organizations represent 5 of the 9 Deep South states – Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. Each organization encompasses a broad scope of experience and expertise in the HIV field of the South, and brings an innovative, dynamic, and refreshing perspective to the work. Partners will virtually convene on a bi-weekly basis over the course of the next 6 months to connect, learn, and implement their new knowledge through a project at their organization. Stay tuned for more updates throughout our journey and read a little more about each organization below!
2019 LEARN Partners
|Advocacy House Services, Inc.
Empowering Communities through Education, Training, & Advocacy.
|Capital Area Reentry Program, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
Capital Area Reentry Program strives to provide individuals in the community living with or at risk of acquiring and/or transmitting HIV, substance use and/or mental health, school dropout, juvenile delinquency and other legal consequences, with the tools to empower themselves, to enhance their quality of life, reduce the risk of incarceration, reduce recidivism and the spread of HIV/STDs through therapeutic, educational, preventive and referral services.
|The Knights and Orchids Society
The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO) strives to build the power of the TLBG (transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay) community for African Americans throughout Alabama’s to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural Work.
|Positive Assistance, Inc.
Assisting and giving hope to anyone living with HIV or at risk of acquiring HIV.
|South Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
South Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition encourages and motivates the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in South Carolina by means of leadership, advocacy, resource and policy development, and education.