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Community Mobilization

We know that the best way to educate and bring prevention services to a community is to be a part of it – by collaborating with other organizations and engaging community leaders.

HELP Engages the Community

Our HIV Community Mobilization committee involves seventy-one individuals serving on one or more of three subcommittees:

  • Community Leaders and Elected Officials (CLEO)
  • AIDS Service Organizations (ASO)
  • Gay Community Leaders (GCL)

CLEO members identify HIV-related issues impacting their organizations and connect those organizations with resources from the Committee. Members include…

  • a Texas State Senator
  • a State Representative
  • an Arlington City Council member
  • a Fort Worth City Councilmember
  • a Tarrant County Commissioner
  • a Fort Worth ISD Trustee
  • an Arlington ISD Trustee

Representatives of…

  • the Fort Worth Police Department
  • the Arlington Police Department
  • The University of Texas-Arlington
  • Texas Christian University
  • Tarrant County College

ASO is made up of representatives from all Tarrant County organizations whose predominant function is HIV services, as well as representatives of HIV planning bodies, the Ryan White Administrative Agency, and consumers of HIV prevention and treatment services. ASO is all about efficiency, both identifying gaps in services and avoiding duplication of efforts. Further, ASO continues collaboration by developing joint programs with other organizations, expanding the scope and reach of HIV services and prevention efforts.

GCL is a collection of individuals reflecting the LGBT community, active either in organizations (think: Imperial Court, Leathermen, Gay Rodeo, Gay Student Organizations, etc.) or as individuals (business leaders, community gate keepers). Members of GLC are of diverse genders, gender identities, ages, ethnicities, socio-economic status, and HIV status. The GCL spreads the word about available services, as well as directly engaging the community through individual contacts.

We engage all segments of the LGBT community with education and prevention services.

99%
PREP SUCCESS RATE
IN THE PREVENTION OF
HIV TRANSMISSION
106326
FREE CONDOMS
DISTRIBUTED IN
TARRANT COUNTY
1327
FREE HIV TESTS
CONDUCTED
1152
PATIENTS SEEN
AT HELP CENTER
TEXAS