Empowerment Resource Center (ERC) is a non-profit, community-based organization, with a 501(C)(3) status. Established in 2003 and incorporated in 2006, ERC provides health-related program and services, more specifically HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention education, risk reduction and family planning counseling, testing, referral, and treatment services, reproductive health services, substance abuse treatment and recovery services, mental health therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, social services and primary medical case management, 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.
In 2020, Testing.com, a trusted informational guide for medical lab testing and at-home screening, recognized Empowerment Resource Center as one of the best community-based organizations in Atlanta.
ERC possesses several operational resources, which include the Comprehensive Intervention Clinic, Behavioral Health and Outreach Services, and its mobile outreach vehicle fleet, ERC on the M.O.V.E (Mobile Outreach Vehicles). Each strengthens ERC’s capability to directly deliver programs and services and implement its operational strategy.
Without our community partnerships and sponsors we could not make this possible and together we will continue to make a difference within our community.
Since its inception, the ERC target population has been underserved and high-risk individuals, with a priority focus on African-American females. Although our passion is to serve individuals who can be characterized as vulnerable, hard to reach, and susceptible to health disparities, our client base has become gradually more diverse. ERC’s humble beginnings as a community clinic providing health education and HIV screening has blossomed to providing clinical screening, treatment and immunization services, family planning services, substance abuse treatment, mental health therapy, psychiatric medication management and much more.