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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…


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…


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…


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),…



Chattanooga, Tennessee – The first of December is marked each year as World AIDS Day. This day is set aside to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS and memorialize those lives we lost to the virus. This year the Southeast Tennessee Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention (CHACP), in collaboration with Channels of Love Ministries,…