Social Change and Effective HIV Policy and Advocacy
With Southern REACH funding in hand, community-based organizations across the region have developed innovative, effective, and sustainable advocacy projects.
These projects help organizations develop capacity for ongoing advocacy that goes beyond the life of their grants. In this way, Southern REACH is helping facilitate future change throughout the region.
“REACH funding is about building momentum. First, we trained people living with HIV to be advocates; now they are training each other. We’ve been able to leverage our work in so many different directions, and it just wouldn’t be possible without REACH.”
—Lauren Banks, AIDS Alabama
“To be able to create a coordinated approach among service providers and advocacy partners has been huge.”
—Linda Dixon Rigsby, Mississippi Center for Justice