The Border AIDS Partnership will award three local organizations from the Greater El Paso area and Cd. Juárez a total of $55,000 next week.
BAP is a binational, tri-state collaborative that provides funding for HIV/AIDS education and prevention activities in El Paso, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez.
Border AIDS Partnership started as a project El Paso Community Foundation in 1994, and in January 2007 became a 501(c)(3).
Via a news release, officials with BAP say, “BAP continues the critical work of funding community-based organizations in our region as an independent nonprofit…since 1996, we have distributed, in the form of effective grants, more than $2 million to support innovative HIV prevention programs.”
The ceremony will take place Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Foundation Room, 333 North Oregon Street in Downtown El Paso.
The organizations receiving funding this year are:
Programa Compañeros of Cd. Juárez — Three programs have been granted in accordance to Border AIDS Partnership’s mission:
- Women in Action ($10,000) — A peer-led program targeting high risk women with multiple sex partners.
- Gay Youth Without Borders ($10,000) — Outreach to young homosexuals, targeting gay youth at popular gathering places such as bars, clubs, spas aesthetics and gay bonding zones.
- Health Navigators to Access Primary Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS ($10,000) — Targets people living with HIV and aims to provide patient navigation services, peer counseling, social work and psychological help.
Centro Caritativo, Cd. Juárez
- $13,000 — Rendering support to the most vulnerable populations affected by HIV/AIDS since 2001. Fighting the vulnerability of persons living with AIDS. The project consists of purveyance of decent accommodations to about 40 patients, appropriate nutrition three times a day, nursing and medical primary care, antiretroviral adherence assistance and monitoring.
University Medical Center Women’s Health Center
- Teen Advisory Board TAB CARES ($12,000) — Recruits area school students and trains them to increase awareness and prevent infections through their Teen Advisory Board, a peer education program. Teens and parents are trained to help spread messages through social media platforms and in classroom presentations.