1ERC Main Office
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30303
2ERC Clinic
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30303
3Behavioral Health/Outreach
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30303


Mon-Fri 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thur - 9:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday by appointment only!


Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) provides health-related programs and services, more specifically HIV and STI prevention education, risk reduction counseling, testing, referral, and treatment services, client advocacy and navigation services, and primary care linkages. ERC focuses on a broader array of services, assisting both individuals infected and affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

CARF Accreditation Announcement!

Empowerment Resource Center Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
October 23, 2018 12:40 ET | Source: Empowerment Resource Center | Press Release (PDF)



ATLANTA (GA) - - Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) was honored in October with the highest certification possible – a three-year accreditation—from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Integrated: AOH/MH) and Outpatient Treatment (Integrated: AOD/MH) programs.This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to ERC. 

An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process.It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. “ERC has many strengths,” the survey notes.

Excerpts from the survey reflect areas of excellence:

Organizational Leadership

“ERC has a dynamic CEO who has surrounded herself with key staff members who lead the organization and have multiple roles in the provision of services for its clients.The team meets regularly to discuss the day-to-day operations of ERC and the integration of full-time staff with contract staff to ensure the continuity of services for clients.”

Dedicated Staff

“ERC has a very dedicated staff that works with a high-risk population to provide outpatient services for mental health and substance abuse and its primary mission of HIV services. […] Clients attending outpatient, intensive outpatient treatment, and mental health services at ERC in downtown Atlanta described a caring staff that treated both their medical needs and their substance abuse and mental health issues.

Robust Partnerships

Community referral sources spoke highly of the services provided by ERC and chose the organization over other agencies in Atlanta for clients’ needs for substance abuse and mental health services.By providing treatment to a special population, the organization has created a unique set of services for its clients that are well respected in the community.

“It is gratifying to have peers acknowledge the excellence that our employees exemplify every day,” said Jacqueline Brown, CEO of ERC. “Our clients and their families come first, and this accreditation is an indication of that collective ethic at ERC.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process.To learn more about CARF, please visit http://www.carf.org.

About Empowerment Resource Center:

Established in 2003, Empowerment Resource Center is recognized as an experienced and respected non-profit, 501(C)(3) community-based organization in Atlanta that provides health-related programs and services to the general public, with a priority focus on women.  For additional information about ERC, please visit www.erc-inc.org or call us at 404.526.1145. Please support ERC's health-related programs and services CFC#72847.


Karla Porch, Director of Business Development

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