Author: Jacqui Kilmer

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  • It’s Spring! We’re taking healthcare to the streets

    Spring is in the air and we are out in the streets full force, meeting people where they are — literally and metaphorically — to make sure nothing stands in the way of a full and healthy life. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to in the past week. HARLEM UNITED PRESENTS AT…


  • President Trump’s action on transgender military service weakens America

    The United States of America is made stronger when all its residents are able to live fully as themselves. President Trump’s announcement today that the United States military will not “accept or allow” transgender service members weakens our national security and insults the dignity of transgender Americans—including the thousands currently serving in our armed forces. For…


  • Housing is healthcare

    Why New York State Must Invest In Supportive Housing

    On February 17, I testified at a public hearing in Albany on the importance of supportive housing. We won’t be able to end the homeless crisis facing New York State, particularly for people living with chronic conditions like HIV and AIDS and mental health and addiction issues, without it. Harlem United is a nationally recognized…


  • Gov. Cuomo’s $2 billion for supportive housing is critical

    With over 20 years of experience in providing supportive housing to the most disenfranchised citizens of New York, Harlem United knows that supportive housing is a critical foundation for ensuring hope, health, and healing. We are extremely grateful to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for directing the release of $2 billion over the next five years to…


  • We are a proud and strong community: Pride 2016

    On Sunday we marched—no we danced—down 5th Avenue celebrating our Pride. Almost 100 of our clients, staff, and friends, including the Starbucks Pride Alliance, celebrated together… and remembered together. It is important to remember that our LGBT rights are challenged every day and that our lives may be taken when we least expect it, but we…


  • Runners at the Harlem One-Miler

    How we came together as a community for a cause

    More than 400 people ran, walked, skipped, and jogged around Marcus Garvey Park this past Sunday at the second annual Harlem One Miler! Our fastest runner finished in a blazing 4 minutes and 28 seconds. And our fastest female finished the course in just under 5 minutes and 26 seconds. No less impressive were the more than 200 of you…


  • Do you want to do AIDS Walk with us?

    Fundraise, volunteer, or just participate in the AIDS Walk New York taking place on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Central Park. The Walk benefits HIV/AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area including Harlem United. Join more than 30,000 people fighting to end AIDS. Join Team Harlem United and help our community! Get your walking shoes on, and…


  • Joseph & Andre want to show you our new health center

    I’m excited to share an update with you on an important milestone in our effort to ensure that everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life. On November 16, we opened the doors to The Nest, our new community health center at 169 West 133rd Street in Harlem. On opening day, we saw more than…


  • “People come here rock bottom” — find out why they stay

    Last week we held our annual Thanksgiving Litany at the Baptist House of Prayer of Harlem. Every year we invite our clients and staff to come and reflect on their year, to share their successes and their losses, and to spend time with each other in a joyful environment. The overwhelming theme of the stories our…


  • Honoring our co-founder Father John McNeill

    We lost a great one. Father John McNeill, S.J. was an openly gay moral theologian, psychotherapist and Jesuit priest, who helped to found the Upper Room AIDS Ministry—which later became Harlem United. At the height of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, many agencies were turning away those who needed care the most. That…


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!"