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Dine Out, Pride Out! | June Newsletter

Dine Out with your Pride Out!  Join us Thursday, June 21st, 2018 for our 8th annual Dining Out For Life! Restaurants across Chattanooga are partnering with Cempa Community Care to support the fight against HIV in the Tennessee Valley. Dining Out For Life benefits those throughout our area that are affected by HIV. Making a…

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Cempa Community Care | May Newsletter

  Cempa Community Care May Newsletter  The Latest Happenings @ Cempa Community Care Updates from STEPTN Everyone get’s by with a little help from their friends! We want to take a moment to thank Wayne Smith and our friends at Samaritan Ministry in Knoxville, TN for donating syringes to our STEPTN Program. Want to know more…

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Client Survey Results

Poster_results_2018 Here we report the findings (see attachment) from our client’s satisfaction survey conducted between February and August 2017. During that time, 70 clients answered questions about received services and their expectations of new services. The survey provided good news. In general, Cempa Community Cares, formerly Chattanooga CARES, continue to be satisfied with their overall…

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Regarding New Name

Dear Community Member, Chattanooga C.A.R.E.S, Inc. (Council on AIDS Resources, Education, and Support) is now doing business as Cempa Community Care. Cempa is an old English root word for Champion. As Cempa Community Care we will continue to be champions for our patients and community. We feel this not only reflects the work of our staff…

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Cinematics: Wilhemina’s War

Local nonprofit The Chattery and collaborative workspace Society of Work are teaming up with Chattanooga CARES and the NAACP for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to show the documentary film Wilhemina’s War. Wilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival…

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Letter from Shannon Stephenson, CEO

As the year comes to a close and a new year is about to begin, I would like to reflect on the accomplishments of 2017. In 2017 with the expansion of our mission, Chattanooga CARES began providing services to those affected by Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmitted Infections. This development included offering PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis),…