RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Northern Nevada HOPES has been awarded a grant for $4500 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for HOPES’ harm reduction services, including the Syringe Service Program at Change Point.
Change Point is Nevada’s first legal syringe services program. Change Point provides syringe services, harm reduction supplies, counseling, and free HIV and hepatitis C testing. Change Point embraces diversity and advocates for medically underserved groups in the community, connecting people with positive HIV diagnoses to HOPES’ integrated care, ultimately reducing the transfer of HIV in our community.
As the region’s only designated Ryan White center, serving clients in 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties, Northern Nevada HOPES says it is honored to be recognized for its unique work in the community.
“The work that Northern Nevada HOPES does to help people affected by HIV/AIDS is impressive, and very much aligned with Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment to the cause,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “ETAF and our partners at Macy’s are thrilled to present HOPES with these funds to help further our shared mission.”
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Northern Nevada HOPES is a nonprofit community health center in downtown Reno. HOPES provides integrated medical and wellness services, with a focus on lowering barriers for underserved communities. Services offered include adult and pediatric primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health counseling, substance use counseling, case management, nutrition, pharmacy, transportation, and community outreach and education. HOPES’ welcoming and innovative one-stop-shop healthcare model improves access to care for thousands of individuals and families in in northern Nevada.
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation was established by the legendary actress in 1991 to provide grants to existing organizations offering direct care to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, ETAF has concentrated on supporting marginalized communities and has expanded our funding to support innovative HIV prevention education and advocacy programs. To date, ETAF has granted to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and 42 states in the U.S.