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Your Impact 2019-07-18T13:10:41-05:00

For over 30 years, The Center has been the heart and home of New York City’s LGBTQ community, and a leader in providing comprehensive, community-based HIV and AIDS prevention and education. Today, The Center continues to lead the fight to end AIDS, and the programs and services we provide are key components of the plan to get to zero new HIV transmissions by 2020.

Just how related are The Center and the plan to end AIDS? The Center’s Executive Director, Glennda Testone, served on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force, and Governor Cuomo announced the resulting Blueprint on Ending the AIDS Epidemic from The Center’s steps on April 29, 2015.

When you participate in or donate to Cycle for the Cause, the funds are earmarked specifically for The Center’s HIV/AIDS programs and services (this is known as “restricted funds,” meaning the money can only be used for this purpose).  We know that participating in Cycle for the Cause is no small undertaking—but take a minute to consider the impact you will make.

Your Impact

Since 2016, funds raised through Cycle for the Cause have supported the addition of 12 full-time staff members whose roles directly contribute to The Center’s HIV prevention, education and support programs.

For every $2,750 raised by Cycle for the Cause, The Center can:

  • Provide one young person with a paid Center Youth internship, training them to become sexual health peer educators and help their peers make informed decisions about their sexual health

For every $1,000 raised by Cycle for the Cause, The Center can provide:

  • Three young people with individual support services for one year
  • A person living with HIV one year of case management services to find housing, get medication assistance and access mental health care
  • One person with help accessing PrEP (a daily pill that can block the transmission of HIV), PEP (a pill that, when taken after being potentially exposed to HIV, helps prevent infection) and other prevention methods

For every $600 raised by Cycle for the Cause, The Center can provide:

  • A young person with substance use recovery services for one month
  • A person living with HIV with individual, family and group counseling for three months

For every $250 raised by Cycle for the Cause, The Center can provide:

  • A person with a comprehensive needs assessment and referral services
  • A person with assistance enrolling in health insurance and accessing healthcare options for affordable HIV medications

For every $100 raised by Cycle for the Cause, The Center can provide:

  • Three young people with HIV testing and safe sex counseling sessions
  • 21 adults with connections to HIV prevention services