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Someone Cares, Inc. of Atlanta


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Someone Cares, Inc. of Atlanta

Someone Cares Inc. of Atlanta,, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization with two locations, Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia. For 23 years, we've being living the vision in real time to eliminate all barriers to health services for all individuals who experience health disparities related to sexual health in primary care, HIV testing, STD screening & treatment, and intensive mental health & substance abuse counseling and treatment.

The organization takes pride in doing the necessary work, going above and beyond to engage, educate and empower 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 under-served groups, and increasing client resiliency.

Without corporate partners like Aetna, we would not be able to exist and extend our footprint to provide the services and the work so desperately needed in the communities and populations we serve. Hence, we are indeed appreciative and thankful to Aetna for recognizing Someone Cares Inc. of Atlanta through the Aetna Voices of Health promotion and competition. This promotion goes handedly with our campaign, "Know someone, know Someone Cares!"

Since 1996, the agency has evolved from servicing only the LGBTQ community into an inclusive organization providing wholistic health and wellness services to all populations. Qualified professionals provide services that include -- Primary Care, Opioid Addiction counseling and treatment, Drugs and Alcohol Substance Abuse counseling and treatment and Mental Health counseling and treatment. Someone Cares, is one of two authorized State of Georgia approved Drug Screening Collection Agencies.

S1C Transgender division is extensive and the largest in the Southeastern United States and we continue to be a leader in advocating through education with the National Trans Health Conference, as well as, program interventions.

In the communities we service, we offer free HIV testing, STD and HEP C screenings, PrEP and PEP.

"We are not just an agency; we are a friend."

In the 1980's, HIV /AIDS infection rate was well over fifty percent in the communities of color and it proved to be catastrophic. At that time, Ronnie E. Bass was working for a prevention organization in Jacksonville, Florida, where he gained a wealth of knowledge around HIV and how to reach high-at-risk populations by meeting them where they are.

Armed with prevention knowledge and the tools to address the escalating HIV infection rate in the country, Bass drove around Jacksonville, Florida, operating from his car, providing HIV education and testing to the LGBTQ community. Specifically, focusing on Transgender and Gay men of color, as they were not being reached, linked to healthcare services, or just spending time listening to their challenges to adequate prevention and healthcare services. Bass began the process to solidify an organization to deal with the disconnect he witnessed, the lack of quality healthcare services and little to no empathy for Transgender and Gay men of color.

In 1996, with a passion to assist the marginalized and under-served populations, Bass's vision became reality and Someone Cares Inc. was established in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, S1C has two EDIC clinics, in Marietta and Atlanta Georgia, serving the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Our contact info:

Someone Cares, Inc. of Atlanta

Doug Anthony
Marketing Department
P: 678 921 2706