ALLIANCE OF AIDS SERVICES-CAROLINA

After the test, the Alliance is there for you!

aka AAS-C or The Alliance   |   Raleigh, NC   |  http://www.aas-c.org

Mission

The Alliance improves the health of communities impacted by HIV/AIDS through compassionate and non-judgmental prevention, support services, and connection to care.

Notes from the nonprofit

View our Annual Impact Report Here: https://www.flipsnack.com/allianceofaidsservices/alliance-annual-report-fy2020.html

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Dr. Melissa Haithcox-Dennis

Main address

1637 Old Louisburg Road

Raleigh, NC 27604 USA

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EIN

56-2158082

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

AIDS (G81)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There’s a misconception that HIV is gone or HIV is on the decline, but in the South it’s on the increase. Here in North Carolina we’ve had an increase every year for the last three years of new HIV infection rates. Some people think there’s a cure for HIV, but there’s not. It’s a chronic manageable disease, but it’s still something that has an impact on your life. At the Alliance, we work to increase knowledge and testing and reduce stigma around HIV and other STIs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

Integrated testing, one-on-one counseling services and food services for people with HIV and linkage services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with HIV/AIDS

Our faith-based programming provides support to faith communities so that they can provide support to people infected and affected by HIV in the their local community. Care Teams provide practical, emotional and spiritual support in ways that are holistic, empowering and life-enhancing. Communities of faith may also be involved in HIV/AIDS ministries by holding food drives for the Alliance food pantries, hosting or participating in events, meetings, trainings and support groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with HIV/AIDS

We provide prevention education to more than 10,000 persons a year though public outreach to large groups.  We offer HIV and STD testing in our Raleigh office, as well as at non-traditional testing sites (festivals, bars, etc.)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina operates a food pantry out of our administrative office for those living with HIV in order to best meet their nutritional needs. We are in constant need of donations!

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with HIV/AIDS

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Alliance is supported by churches, civic organizations and individuals. We also receive food from business and two local food banks.

Number of people tested for HIV

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Prevention and Testing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Alliance completed 7,888 HIV/STI tests (2,986 HIV, 2,619 syphilis, 806 gonorrhea/chlamydia and 1,477 hepatitis C).

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with HIV/AIDS

Related Program

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Alliance meets this need through our ever-growing food pantry. In 2018 alone, the pantry distributed 42.2 million tons of food and provided healthy food options to more than 1,800 people.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Vision:
The Alliance envisions a community free of HIV transmission – where everyone is empowered and thriving.

Mission:
The Alliance improves the health of communities impacted by HIV/AIDS through compassionate and non-judgmental prevention, support services, and connection to care.

The Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina, "The Alliance," is a mission-driven, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization located in Raleigh, NC. The Alliance was founded in 1999 as a strategic collaboration between the AIDS Service Agency of North Carolina (ASANC), AIDS Service Agency of Orange County (ASAOC), and Triangle AIDS Interfaith Network (TRAIN). The merger of these three nonprofits combined each of their unique talents, expertise, and resources and formed a stronger, more-effective, community-based organization serving People Living With HIV (PLWH). Now, more than 30 years later, The Alliance remains committed to their mission to improve the health of communities impacted by HIV/AIDS through compassionate and non-judgmental prevention, support services, and connection to care.

Core Services. The Alliance provides three core services (Prevention, Care and Support) throughout their service deliver area, including six NC Counties: Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange, and Wake.

Prevention Services include HIV/STI testing, community outreach, and health education workshops. We distribute safer-sex supplies throughout the community and partner with key organizations such as the Raleigh LGBT Center, to host large testing and outreach events.

Care Services include case-management (CM) that connect our HIV+ clients to medical, mental health and other healthcare providers. CM works to reduce barriers to client care such as assistance with transportation, navigating healthcare systems and building self-advocacy skills.

Support Services include our well-established food pantry, educational workshops, and leadership development for PLWH. We also provide referrals to community resources such as food, housing, job-training, and social programming.

The Alliance has more than 30 years of experience providing compassionate and non judgmental prevention, care, and support services to the greater Triangle Region.

Prevention: Testing and Outreach
The Alliance of AIDS Services- Carolina (The Alliance) provides HIV prevention services to six of Region 6’s 11 counties. Located in Raleigh, the capital of NC and the largest city in Wake County, our office is embedded in a community with a prevalence of 982 cases of HIV/AIDS per 100,000 population and is easily accessible by car and city buses (AIDSVu : Raleigh (Wake County). We provide free and confidential Integrated Targeted Testing Services (ITTS) for rapid and traditional HIV testing as well as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and hepatitis C testing. Our compassionate, non-judgmental approach enables us to test at our location and in non-traditional environments such as public parks, street corners, homelessness shelters, jails, migrant farmer camps, nightclubs, and institutions of higher education. Moreover, the Alliance provides testing at several substance use rehabilitation centers and methadone clinics. In 2019, the Alliance completed 8,570 HIV/STI tests (3,060 HIV, 2573 syphilis, 778 gonorrhea/chlamydia and 1,381 hepatitis C). We distributed more than 100,000 condoms and dental dams and provided health educators for more than 25 community events and workshops.

CLEAR: Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results!
The Alliance’s CLEAR program provides one-on-one counseling to individuals living with HIV to empower and support them as they strive towards the healthiest life possible. This intervention assists individuals with problems related to basic needs, stigma, disclosure, psychosocial supports, etc. During 2019, each of our 40 clients completed 5 visits, for a total of 200 sessions and 3 support groups (3) met monthly in Raleigh and Durham. Two stand out achievements from 2019 include the completion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored CLEAR training by two of our CLEAR graduates and the expansion of our program to Johnston and Chatham Counties.

Pantry
The Alliance’s pantry serves HIV+ individuals and HIV- individuals experiencing poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, substance use and interpersonal violence, and therefore, at a higher risk for contracting HIV. The pantry offers a variety of items including non-perishable goods, fresh produce, milk, eggs and meats. We stock TEFAP, for those who qualify and we offer limited home delivery services for those who are homebound. The pantry also provides personal hygiene items, baby necessities, and household cleaning supplies. In 2019, the Alliance’s pantry was visited 6,445 times by individuals and 2,130 households in 2019. Of those visits, 2,661 clients and 765 households were unduplicated. Of our unduplicated clients, 681were living below the poverty line, 241 were HIV+, and 99 lived with a HIV+ individual, and 30 were experiencing homelessness. One hundred school-age children received new backpacks and school supplies at the beginning of the school year, and 90 families received holiday food baskets.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Increasing hours of operation to accommodate working parents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Covid,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ALLIANCE OF AIDS SERVICES-CAROLINA

Board of directors
as of 9/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Andy May

Melanie Dubis

Parker Poe Law Firm

Gaston Williams

Assistant United States Attorney

Andrew May

AAFMAA Mortgage Services, LLC

Tony Burden

Self-Employed

Ben Buie-King

Self-Employed

Chris Genwright

State of NC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/05/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/05/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.