Develop an all-cisgender women’s facility that will serve as a drop-in center for HIV(+) women that will later be available to HIV(-) cisgender women

Pillar: Treat
Goal: Reduce by 75% HIV-related disparities and health inequities by 2025.
Strategy: Develop an all-cisgender women’s facility that will serve as a drop-in center for HIV(+) women that will later be available to HIV(-) cisgender women.
Target: HIV (+) cisgender women, HIV (-) women phased in later

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Partner with TN Voices to offer assistance with care coordination, connecting families with necessary services and facilitating the development of the child and family in the stop- in center.
  2. Implement a program to identify the interests/ needs of cisgender women for services.
  3. Partner with Shelby County Schools, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and/or Hope Works to conduct GED preparation classes.
  4. Provide career support services to women at the drop-in center—for example, classes on attire, speaking roles, email etiquette, leadership; a business center (Internet access, computer, wi- fi, etc.) to assist in building professional skills; and career certification options.
  5. Provide family counseling at the drop-in center.
  6. Provide classes on sexual health education, financial literacy, fitness/exercise, overall wellness, substance abuse recovery, domestic violence awareness, and healthy relationships.

High Priority

  1. Create an HIV support group facilitated by HIV(+) women who have been living with HIV for several years.

2. Partner with the city food bank to provide fresh food for the women in the drop-in center.

Disruptively Innovative

  1. Plant a fresh vegetable garden (planted and maintained by clients) to provide fresh vegetables for clients of the drop-in center.
  2. Partner with area cooking classes (hopefully at a discounted rate) for active clients participating in the programs at the drop-in center.

Key Partners

Casa Luz, Choices, Church / religious partners, CCHS, Commercial Real Estate partners (donate space), Community food partners, Corporations – In-Kind or monetary support, Department of Children Services, Excel Center, Family Safety Center, FFL, First ladies of local churches, Hope House, Hospitality Hub, I Am My Sister, Kroc Center/Salvation Army, Latino Memphis, Memphis Public Library, Merci, Mid-South Food Bank, Nicole Becton Ministries, OM, PPGMA, Shelby County Schools, SR, South Memphis Alliance, Southwest Tennessee Community College, The Haven, The Urban League, TN Voices, WICY, Women- serving organizations, Youth Villages, YWCA

Potential Funding Sources

  • Church / religious partners (donate space)
  • City of Memphis, Commercial Real Estate partners (donate space)
  • HRSA
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Ryan White Part D
  • Salvation Army
  • Sister Reach (grant)
  • University of Memphis(in-kind/intern)
  • Women-serving organizations

Estimated Funding Allocation

  • $2,000 educational courses
  • $32,000 x 6 FTE CHWs = $192,000
  • $40,000 ($10,000 @4) staff members for support services and medical services
  • $5000 -Support for building
  • $5000- Support for transportation



(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

  • # attendees of support group
  • # recipients receiving training
  • # community gardens maintained and planted by HIV+ women
  • # clients enrolled in cooking classes

Monitoring Data Source

  • Ryan White audit consumer surveys
  • SCHD data
  • University of Memphis internships/practicum reports
  • ASO
  • Annual report data
  • Community Based Organization annual activity report data