The Border AIDS Partnership awarded $50,000 in grants to three area organizations to help fund projects ranging from a teen prevention, awareness and advocacy program to a mural project to housing, nutrition and other assistance.
BAP’s Tony Ramos (pictured with representatives of the TAB CARES program), made the presentations.
The grants were handed it in a ceremony at 10 a.m. today in the El Paso Community Foundation Room. BAP is a supporting organization of the foundation.
Receiving grants were:
• Centro Caritativo (Juarez) for its Fighting the Vulnerable Persons Living with AIDS project, which assists with housing, nutrition, medication, medical and psychological support; and Prevenarte, a prevention and awareness mural project in Juarez.
• Programa Companeros (Juarez) for three projects: the peer-led From Woman to Woman program; Outreach to Young Homosexuals, which reaches out to young gay men and women in places they frequent; and Case Browsers Health, which provides various support services to those living with HIV.
• Teen Advisory Board TAB CARES (El Paso), a program of the University Medical Center Women’s Health Center, to increase awareness and prevention of HIV and AIDS among teens by providing peer education training for students 12 to 18 years of age.
The next Border AIDS Partnership fundraiser is Dining Out For Life on April 27, in which participating restaurants will donate 25 percent of their proceeds to the organization.