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We host a number of signature events for our community to help reduce stigma, promote wellness, provide health education and safer sex techniques, and create access to health-related services and programs.

Women and Girls talk openly about living with HIV
Sexual and Mental Wellness – End Stigma – HIV Awareness

ATLANTA (GA) – Empowerment Resource Center hosted its eleventh annual Hats Off to Women event on Thursday, March 10, 2022 to heighten the awareness of the HIV Epidemic among Women and Girls. In observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), ERC hosted a two-hour in person event “Sexual and Mental Wellness-End Stigma” with a presentation, panel discussion, and dinner.

The Hats Off to Women event was held at the Loudermilk Ballroom, located at 40 Courtland Ave., Atlanta, GA, 6pm -8pm, featuring an intimate panel discussion lead by fearless and positive women living with HIV and AIDS. The panelists shared their individual processes of identifying and reinforcing personal strengths that enabled them to appreciate their own self-efficacy, manage, and maintain long-term medical treatment goals, in spite of overwhelming stigma and denigration.

Attended this years event? Please take our survey below:

Hats Off To Women Post-Event Survey
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Overall, how satisfied are you with the variety of topics presented at the event?*

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What was your favorite part of the event?*

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Would you consider or encourage others to get a HIV test?*

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Do you know your HIV Status?*

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Would you consider being a volunteer or sponsor at next years event?*

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Will you be attending any other ERC Signature events including "Take Charge Get TestedTM"?*

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In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Take Charge. Get Tested. is designed to encourage citizens to receive voluntary HIV testing and learn their HIV status. This open fair and festival will be held in downtown Atlanta.  The event will offer free food, DJ, raffle prizes, live broadcast, celebrity appearances, and free rapid HIV testing. On average, participants will receive test results in 20 minutes.

“Early diagnosis continues to be paramount in better health outcomes,” said Jacqueline Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Empowerment Resource Center. “We are encouraging all Atlantans to get tested during National HIV Testing Day. It is our goal to increase public knowledge about the epidemic, make HIV testing routine, and promote an open dialogue about HIV in our communities.”

In 2018, ERC set out to amplify our message and reach out to more people in our community.  In order to do this, we began hosting our Community Access Tours, once a month.  This is essentially a one-hour tour of the ERC office and mission.  It is an opportunity for us to introduce others to our work and visit.  At this tour, you will see our work firsthand, learn more about our program, meet our staff, and tour our office space.

At ERC, we see firsthand that many marginalized individuals do not have access to quality resources and care.  Because we know the effects that not having these essentials can have on a person’s life, we choose to provide the best care to everyone we serve regardless of their ability to pay and insurance status. We strive to treat each or our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve no matter what their life situation may be.  With your help, we at ERC can bridge this divide.

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About Empowerment Resource Center, Inc.: Established in 2003, Empowerment Resource Center is a non- profit, 501(C)(3) community-based organization that provides health-related programs and services to the general public, with a priority focus on women. Please support ERC’s health-related programs and services CFC# 72847. For More Information visit www.erc-inc.org