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The Poverello Center, Inc. Selected as a 2023 Capacity Building Grant Partner by the Emory COMPASS Coordinating Center with the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Poverello Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing life-saving services to individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Florida, has been selected as a 2023 Capacity Building Grant Partner by the Emory COMPASS Coordinating Center with the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®.
The Gilead COMPASS Initiative® is a collaboration between four Coordinating Centers (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, the Southern AIDS Coalition, Wake Forest School of Divinity) and Gilead Sciences designed to support organizations working to address the HIV epidemic in the Southern United States. Through the initiative, selected organizations receive funding, technical assistance, and other resources to enhance their capacity to provide high-quality HIV prevention and care services.
“We are thrilled and honored to be selected as a capacity building grant partner by the Emory COMPASS Coordinating Center,” said Poverello Center CEO Tom Pietrogallo. “This opportunity will enable us to expand our reach and impact, and better serve the needs of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in our community.”
Over the next six months, The Poverello Center will work closely with the Emory COMPASS Coordinating Center to develop strategies to strengthen its programs, improve organizational sustainability, and increase access to care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The grant will also help the organization respond effectively to emerging challenges and opportunities in the HIV field.
“We look forward to our partnership with The Poverello Center and aim to focus in and support their training and development efforts to enhance their capacity in providing critical services to people living with HIV/AIDS,” said Esther Hurlock, Project Officer of the Capacity Building Grant. “Their commitment to build upon their strong foundation to reach the next level in addressing the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS is both timely and essential, and we are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with them in achieving shared goals to transform the South.”
For more information about The Poverello Center, please visit www.poverello.org.
About The Poverello Center, Inc.
The Poverello Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides life-saving services to individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Florida. Since its founding in 1987, the organization has served many thousands of clients through its food pantry, thrift store, and other supportive services. The mission of The Poverello Center is to enhance the quality of life for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and to address the social determinants of health that impact their well-being.
Contact: Thomas S. Pietrogallo, MSW/LCSW, MBA 954-213-6597
Tom Pietrogallo, CEO, The Poverello Center, Inc.