EmpowerHER (Powered by ViiV Healthcare)

Brown Girls Brunch Sex Education and HIV Prevention Initiative

The EmpowerHER initiative funded by ViiV Healthcare, provides Black/African-American Women, (US and non-US born), living in the bi-state St. Louis Metropolitan area, who are 18 and older with culturally appropriate HIV prevention options that are respectful to Black Women’s lived experiences and realities. 
Through our strategic messaging that reframes Black/African-American Women’s risk to reasons/barriers, we provide access to HIV prevention education, services, and products (e.g., condoms, testing, and PrEP) community outreach, HIV/STI prevention kits, HIV/STI testing, and empower women ambassadors through our education series “Brown Girls Brunch”, in disadvantaged and underserved communities.

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HIV / AIDS Testing, Prevention, and
Treatment Services

Free and confidential 1 minute HIV Testing conducted in office from 10am until 4pm or on-site by appointment

Mental Health

Services are provided to both community members who have and do not have health insurance by appointment. Please contact us for more details and to schedule your appointment.

Substance Misuse /
Harm Reduction

Free harm reduction kits provided and clean syringe / needle exchange. Certain conditions may apply. Please contact us for more details.

Food Pantry

Food assistance support services provided to E. St. Louis, Illinois residents from our office located in the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center.