Announcing the 2020 LEARN Partners: Harm Reduction and Advocacy Cohorts

The SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center has selected a total of 8 organizations to be a part of their LEARN cohorts to kick off the year! These shared learning cohorts focus specifically on harm reduction and advocacy in the context of the HIV epidemic of the Deep South through community building, education and capacity building. 

Selected organizations each encompass a broad scope of experience and expertise of HIV in the South, and bring 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!

2020 LEARN Partners: Harm Reduction Cohort

IDEA Exchange
Miami, FL
The IDEA Exchange mission is to provide the tools necessary to reduce the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood-borne diseases through harm reduction in South Florida to keep people healthy.

Jerusalem House
Atlanta, GA
Jerusalem House provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency.

Ubuntu Incorporated
Atlanta, GA
Ubuntu Academic Excellence Inc. is a registered non-profit organization that seeks to mentor, empower and educate. Ubuntu is committed to academic excellence, with a focus on empowering marginalized and at-risk youth to participate, to learn, and to achieve academic and careers goals.

The Normal Anomaly
Houston, TX
The Normal Anomaly seeks to create dialogue through multimedia and social media platforms that display our likenesses over our differences because we believe seeing the humanity in humans is the first step in change.

2020 LEARN Partners: Advocacy Cohort

The Mahogany Project Inc.
Houston, TX
The Mahogany Project fosters connectedness and equity through education, awareness, and empowerment to decrease isolation, stigma, and acts of social injustice in LGBT+ Communities of Color.

The T.R.U.T.H. Project
Missouri City, TX
The T.R.U.T.H. Project educates and mobilizes LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional, and sexual health.

Positive Assistance
Orlando, FL
Positive Assistance provides fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources while championing the benefits of people living with HIV.

HER Initiative
Rex, GA
The mission of HER Initiative is to disrupt barriers to allow women and girls of color to thrive.  HER Initiative serves as a conduit of resources and health information for black women and girls to equip them to lead empowered, healthy and whole lives. We provide comprehensive health education and foster intergenerational healing through workshops and digital storytelling.

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