SOMEONE CARES INC OF ATLANTA

We are not just an agency, we are a friend.

aka S1C   |   Marietta, GA   |  www.s1catl.org

Mission

Someone Cares engages, educates and empowers individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other health disparities to achieve better health outcomes by eliminating barriers to culturally sensitive services, building a network for underserved groups, and increasing client resiliency.

Notes from the nonprofit

Someone Cares Inc. of Atlanta is a 501(c)3 nonprofit HIV/AIDS Outreach Organization; providing holistic support and interventions to the LGBTQ, and underserved, marginalized, homeless populations, making it a "One Stop Shop". Someone Cares provides HIV/AIDS/STI prevention education, interventions, advocacy, support services, counseling & testing, mental health, research, screening, and treatment. Since 1996, through our outreach programs, Someone Cares has reached over 80,000 individuals and their families.

Ruling year info

2002

CEO

Mr. Ronnie Earl Bass

CFO

Mr. Adolphus W Liburd

Main address

1950 Spectrum Circle Ste. 200

Marietta, GA 30067 USA

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EIN

41-2025888

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Victims' Services (P62)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The R.E.A.L./T. Program

The R.E.A.L./T. Program has touched the lives of countless Transgender individuals in the Metropolitan Atlanta area and throughout United States. The R.E.A.L. /T. Program has been created to assist and advocate for the Transgender community in gaining respect in a society that has written them off. The program provides a safe space to empower Transgender individuals to seek higher education, job placement, housing, skill building, including emphasis on Transgender physical, mental health and client advocacy.

Population(s) Served

REACH is a S1C African American MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) outreach program; targeting men between the ages of 25 and up, reaching them where they congregate; night clubs, internet, bathhouses, social networks, sex parties, parks, churches, schools, jails, etc. Through this outreach program we provide HIV/STD testing, education, prevention tools, treatment, and referring.

Population(s) Served

HYPE is a S1C Young MSM outreach program; targeting men between the ages of 13 – 24. In Georgia, Young MSM HIV/STI numbers are escalating at an alarming rate. S1C delivers cutting-edge and unique prevention methods to reach this high at risk population.

Population(s) Served

PET is a S1C HIV Positive Empowerment Group. This group is developed to address short and long term survivor’s goals and raise the level of conscious thinking to live a healthy lifestyle.

Population(s) Served

“The SILENT Project” (Sexual, Interceptions, Locating, Exploitation of Neighborhood, Trafficking). The program is designed to assist individuals out of sex trafficking and prostitution. The program provides support services and linkage to care to at risk underserved marginalized populations in the city of Atlanta.

Population(s) Served

Latino outreach is targeted to all Latin, through our bilingual staff, which encompasses education and prevention in a formatted language that they can understand.

Population(s) Served

The Health & Wellness Center is created to assist in early detection of HIV/STDs, which will aid in the reduction of the number of HIV/STD cases reported each year and the reduction of late stage diagnosis which may lead to death, in the African American, Latino, homeless, marginalized, indigent, Women and Transgender communities, in Metropolitan Atlanta. The clinic is seeking funds to provide treatment to newly diagnosed HIV positive clients. The clinic will provide a “One Stop Shop” for a continuum of care and social services.

Population(s) Served

Free Opioid Counseling & Treatment

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Community Service Award 2013

The Black AIDS Institue

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The R.E.A.L./T. Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to alleviate barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS/STD prevention services and HIV treatment in the LGBT community. Making us a "One Stop Shop"

Someone Cares goals are to continue to create HIV prevention programs and services that are specific to the LGBT community, provide cultural competency workshops around the country on LGBT issues and continue to make Someone Cares a "Safe Space" to come and get HIV/AIDS/STD screenings and treatment. Someone Cares has started an Early Detection Intervention Clinic to address medical needs of the poor and homeless.

Someone Cares has become a leading agency in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Hepatitis and other STD's in the African American (AA), Latino MSM, Transgender, and high risk heterosexual communities of Metropolitan Atlanta. Someone Cares make over 15,000 unduplicated contacts each year with AA, Latino MSM, Transgender and other “at risk" men of color through its outreach programs. Because Someone Cares is an organization created by and for the AAMSM community, Someone Cares has extraordinary access, through Social Networking, to the community and places where the community gathers. Thus, the agency has access to parks, bathhouses, clubs, adult bookstores, private sex parties and other areas where MSM and Transgender congregate. In these settings, Someone Cares is able to convey messages and provide information regarding free HIV testing and STD screenings, safe sex practices and given prevention tools, and the like. Having obtained the confidence of these communities in a non-judgmental way, the AA, Latino MSM / Transgender have become more open to discussions about reducing at risk behavior and likewise more open to invitations to attend weekly Empowerment group meetings.

Someone Cares has established a mental health program to assist in the reduce of HIV/STD. The Mental Health Evolution Program (MHEP) provides a multidisciplinary team approach in providing mental health services for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), and the Transgender communities. Many of our consumers typically deal with trauma that they have suffered at the hands of abuse, violence, as adult and during their childhood causing isolation from the general public as they continue their attempt to survive within the perils of their life's struggles alone. Frequently our consumers are in need of emergency/ psychiatric hospital admissions. It is normal for our population to struggle with issues related to criminal arrests, homelessness and untreated medical conditions which lead to premature deaths. Although many in the communities listed above are bright, created and talented individuals, many are faced with struggling with major mental illnesses including dual and multiple diagnoses.

Financials

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Operations

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SOMEONE CARES INC OF ATLANTA

Board of directors
as of 03/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Erin Swenson

Thearapist

Term: 2020 - 2022

Toya Davis-Stevenson

Self Employeed

Darnell Morgan

Nurse

Carla Johnson

Retired Nurse

Dale Givens

MD

Evelina Sterling

KSU

Ronnie Bass

CEO

Adolphus Liburd

CFO

Daniel Farr

KSU

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/18/2020

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.