"Nashville CARES feels like family."
"Nashville CARES is the rainbow that pierces my cloudy darkness and helps us shine for others."
"Nashville CARES reminds me that I am not alone. I get up and take my meds everyday because I know I have a purpose."
"CARES is a place of compassion, confidence and community."
"I've been living with HIV for 28 years and each year gets better for me, and that's what I want other people living with the disease to know. I want to empower my clients to pick up the pieces and continue living."
“Focusing on every aspect of wellness helps me develop strong, trusting relationships with my clients. At Nashville CARES, we don’t just treat HIV, we treat the whole person.”
"I love my job because I get to educate, provide support and be a part of the effort to end the epidemic."
"As a case manager, I work to transform people's suffering into positive energy."
"Volunteering for Nashville CARES is rewarding because it feels like a group of friends working to cure a worldwide epidemic."
"When I needed a place to forget my troubles, when I needed a place to get out of my head, when I needed a place to serve others, I found Nashville CARES. No volunteer experience I have ever been apart of has given me greater joy and hope."
"Once I learned Nashville CARES mission is to end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee, I knew I had to get involved. As a mother, I am working toward a healthier community for my son."
"I was around for the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and I lost many friends to the disease. I support CARES because I want to be a part of ending it."
"Coming to CARES changed my life. I would be lost without their team and support."
"I volunteer because I've lost friends to HIV/AIDS. Stocking the food pantry is a simple way for me to make a difference in the lives of folks living with the disease today."
"Just knowing that many organizations have come and gone for whatever reason, and that we are still pushing forward is something that I am so proud of.”
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Our mission is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV.
With your help, Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 55,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 35,000 youth and adults, 16,000 confidential HIV tests, and support services to 3,000 men, women and children living with the disease.
Nashville CARES is partially funded by the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Metro Public Health Department, the Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency, the Community Enhancement Fund, the Centers for Disease Control, the Emergency Food & Shelter Program, and an array of private foundations.