June capped off an exciting and event-packed LGBTQ Pride Month for Harlem United. Staff were on-hand at Harlem Pride, Brooklyn Pride, Queens Pride, and New York City Pride to provide rapid HIV testing to Pride-goers and to distribute information and resources for safer sex and HIV/STI prevention. The Harlem United family came out in full force as staff, clients, and supporters joined together to celebrate LGBTQ pride in the historic New York City Pride March down Fifth Avenue, along Christopher Street, and right past the Stonewall Inn, where the riots in 1969 inspired ...
Our first dental mobile unit hit the streets, allowing Harlem United to meet the clients where they are, specifically in those neighborhoods with prevalence of a high rate of homelessness.
We were awarded a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) grant. This designation gives Harlem United the opportunity to provide homeless clients with healthcare services they would otherwise not be able to access.
We opened the first (and only) Spanish-language Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program to address the rapidly growing Latino population affected by HIV/AIDS. The program was called El Faro, which means The Lighthouse in Spanish.
Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) licensure would extend medical interventions to disenfranchised clients. This was a bold move, as other agencies had passed on this opportunity, and it would prove to be successful.
Our organization begins our first housing program for people living with HIV funded by the government through the Human Resources Administration (HRA) in New York City.