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March 9, 2020

Peabody Center receives $10,000 for HIV/AIDS program

Courtesy / Frannie Peabody Center The Frannie Peabody Center in Portland received a $10,000 grant from United Way of York County to support the center’s HIV/AIDS program. Here, the center participates in the Pride Portland 2019 parade.

The Frannie Peabody Center in Portland was awarded a $10,000 grant from United Way of York County to support the center’s access to basic needs for people living  with HIV/AIDS program.  

The center’s provision of basic needs, such as emergency food assistance, transportation, housing and medical care, is critical in ensuring clients are able to adhere to life-saving medications and achieve stable health with HIV, according to a news release.

Peabody Center is a single point of entry for people affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS in Maine. Its programs mirror the National HIV/ AIDS Strategy, which aims to reduce new HIV infections, reduce HIV-related health disparities, and increase access to care to optimize health outcomes. 

Annually, the center provides direct services to over 400 people living with HIV/AIDS in Maine, performs over 750 HIV and/or Hep C tests to those at risk, and reaches thousands of individuals through outreach. The large majority of people served are low-income and face significant barriers to care.

Through the mobilization of people, resources and expertise, United Way of York Country works to improve lives across York County. Thanks to the continued support of dedicated individuals, businesses and organizations across the region, this year the United Way is investing in 63 community programs that serve children, youth, adults and families.

“Each year, we are proud to invest financial in-kind resources into high quality direct services that support York County residents and that align with our strategic priority areas,” United Way of York County President and CEO Barb Wentworth said in the release. “Those areas include providing the best start for our youngest children, increasing access to healthy foods for children and seniors, engaging youth in meaningful service, and meeting basic needs — all critical components of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County.”



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