CARE for AIDS

at 977 Grant Cove Pl SE, Atlanta, 30315 United States

Twitter: @careforaids / www.careforaids.org


CARE for AIDS
977 Grant Cove Pl SE
Atlanta , GA 30315
United States
Contact Phone
P: (678) 595-2999
Website
www.careforaids.org

Description

In the summer of 2007, Justin Miller, Zach Fallon, and Josh Titus, college students from the U.S., visited Kenya for the first time. There, they were confronted by the harsh realities of life for HIV-positive men and women. By God’s divine appointment, these friends were hosted during their trip by Cornel Onyango and Duncan Kimani. These two visionary Kenyans shared a similar passion and calling for the marginalized people group living with HIV/AIDS. Seeing the physical and spiritual needs of these suffering people, this team of college students and Kenyans set out to make an impact. The answer was simple: church. They believed that little Kenyan churches had the power to become caregivers and providers for Kenya’s HIV-positive population. They created a model that transformed churches into havens for HIV support, life counseling, and economic empowerment. This team of friends launched their first center, convinced that HIV does not have to be the end of life, but can be a beautiful opportunity for physical restoration and spiritual growth in Christ.

General Info

The primary aim of CARE for AIDS is to empower HIV-positive Kenyans, so they can take control of their physical, spiritual, and economic well-being. In areas of Kenya with the highest HIV infection rates, CARE for AIDS partners with local Kenyan churches to operate life-transforming centers that serve the physical, spiritual, economic, and social needs of men and women living with HIV/AIDS. By employing only local Kenyans, we gain the trust of our clients and the community at large. Each of the 14 centers is housed in a church facility and staffed by two Kenyan caregivers. These workers seek out adults recently diagnosed with AIDS who are in the most desperate situations. Once seventy-five clients are selected, the nine-month program begins. To learn how to live longer, healthier lives, CFA clients visit both workers at the church weekly, receiving health counsel and spiritual counsel - help for body and soul. Through these sessions and monthly home visits, CFA staff assist clients on a wide variety of needs including nutrition, hygiene, medical management, budgeting, vocational skills, business planning and spiritual matters. During the nine-month program, CFA offers eighteen different seminars which equip and empower participants to care independently for themselves and their families, and all clients are registered in smaller support groups for ongoing collaboration and community after the nine-month period ends.

Company Rating

2105 FB users likes CARE for AIDS, set it to 31 position in Likes Rating for Atlanta, Georgia in Non-profit organization category

"Moses was paralyzed by the thought of sharing his diagnosis with his family. Less than a year later, Moses entered the CARE for AIDS program and learned that he was not alone..." Meet Moses and Millicent on the blog today: http://careforaids.org/2015/01/moses-millicent/

Published on 2015-01-12 17:05:30 GMT

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