The Women's Collective
- District of Columbia
The Women’s Collective is a leading community health and human service agency in Washington, DC that provides culturally competent, girl and woman-focused, family-centered HIV/STD testing, education, care, and support services and advocates for the health and human rights of girls and women.
Our mission is to empower women, girls and their families with the skills and linkages to meet their self-defined needs, increase their access to care and support, and engage them-where they are-to ‘own’ their health outcomes, quality of life, and protect their rights.
Our services are divided between three programs: 1.) care management for women and families living with HIV/AIDS, 2.) prevention for women and families at risk for HIV/AIDS, and 3.) policy & advocacy to address the needs and issues of women and girls locally and nationally. TWC implements core programs such as: Family-centered case management services; peer outreach; comprehensive risk counseling services; counseling, testing and referral services (CTRS); primary and secondary prevention skills building groups; peer-based support groups; and fosters a national policy advocacy network led by women living with HIV, among other services.