Who Are We?
CAARAC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 by six like-minded individuals who upon viewing HIV as a human rights issue, identified needs in the HIV community and sought to meet those needs through education, advocacy and compassionate social services. In 2018, the stakeholders decided to expand our reach by becoming an ally to organizations, communities, and individuals to not only work on issues directly related to HIV, but other health disparities that directly impact those in vulnerable populations. We will accomplish this directive through policy advocacy, leadership programs and community organizing. CAARAC performs services with compassion and care. It strives to promote hope, tolerance and social justice for all people affected by HIV and other health disparities, and the communities in which they live.
How We Serve
We offer free HIV and HCV testing. Simply schedule a visit with us in the Living Room at CAARAC’s office or invite us to your planned community event. We can also mail you a HIV self-test kit. Please contact us for details.
Community Leadership & Development
We offer people with lived experience the opportunity to be empowered through education and training opportunities that allow them to be their own brand ambassadors that will allow them to widen their financial and entrepreneurial opportunities.
(1) We offer quarterly health screenings and information seminars. (2) Community conversations to destigmatize HIV/AIDS and engage in critical conversations to address other health disparities as comorbidities, while addressing the intersectionality of these conditions and social determinants of health. (3) We host partner coffee chats to foster collaboration and build relationships with community allies, and public and private entities.