Month: December 2016

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  • Donald McVinney (photo via MySpace)

    Rest In Peace and Power Don McVinney

    Yesterday, we received the news that we lost a very special member of the Harlem United family. Don McVinney wasn’t only a long-time staff member, he was a beloved supporter, advocate, and friend to staff and clients alike. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by his untimely death. It will take significant time for…


  • Vocational Education program graduates

    Harlem United’s 2016 Year In Review

    It’s been a busy year at Harlem United! Across the agency, our staff, Board members, clients, and volunteers worked hard to create one community of hope, health, and healing. From promoting life-saving technologies like PrEP and naloxone to advocating for policy change; from expanding our range of services to providing our clients with job training;…


  • Brian West

    Finding the Greatest Love of All at Harlem United

    On most days, you’ll find Brian West behind a desk at Harlem United in a plain shirt and slacks. On others, he’s performing on stage as Cee Cee Leone, his renowned drag persona, in a floor-length, black and gold gown, complete with a ruby-red bob, dangly gold earrings, and a matching necklace. Cee Cee comes…


  • Harlem United on World AIDS Day 2016: Celebrate. Fight. Never Forget.

    On December 1, Harlem United joined hundreds of New Yorkers to commemorate World AIDS Day 2016 at the new AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, which honors the over 100,000 people who have died from AIDS-related complications in New York City since 1981. Harlem United client Sean Chennault (pictured right next to Harlem United CEO…


The front of a black tote bag with an orange Harlem United logo next to the back of the tote bag, which reads "There's some magical s#*! going on in here. - Jade, long-time client and peer." Underneath the tote bag images, is text that reads "Donate $25 and claim your limited-edition Harlem United tote bag!"