The PowerHouse Project

The PowerHouse Project The PowerHouse Project goal to achieve continuous reduction in new cases of HIV supported by what the epidemiological data tells us. We continue address these disparities and working to achieve health equity for all Mecklenburg County residents.

Operating as usual

We’ll be partnering again with @onsmedsociety to offer FREE drive-through/walk-up COVID-19 and HIV testing in #Charlotte...
11/11/2020

We’ll be partnering again with @onsmedsociety to offer FREE drive-through/walk-up COVID-19 and HIV testing in #CharlotteNC!

Come get tested to know your status and keep your loved ones safe!

Today between 2pm and 5pm, we’ll be at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Beatties Ford Road offering FREE COVID-19...
11/06/2020

Today between 2pm and 5pm, we’ll be at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Beatties Ford Road offering FREE COVID-19 and HIV screenings and there will be a limited amount of groceries provided! Come out to get tested! #TheresPowerInKnowing #PowerHouseCLT

We’ll be offering FREE COVID-19 and HIV screenings TODAY at 4pm until 7pm! Come get tested to keep your loved ones safe!...
11/05/2020

We’ll be offering FREE COVID-19 and HIV screenings TODAY at 4pm until 7pm! Come get tested to keep your loved ones safe!

#TheresPowerInKnowing #PowerHouseCLT

Yup, we’re at it again! Partnering, providing, protecting our community!
10/31/2020

Yup, we’re at it again! Partnering, providing, protecting our community!

Due to the rain, we’ll be testing at our Drop-In Center today! Come see us at 1416 Beatties Ford Road! We’ll be in until...
10/28/2020

Due to the rain, we’ll be testing at our Drop-In Center today! Come see us at 1416 Beatties Ford Road! We’ll be in until 3pm!

#WellnessWednesday #TheresPowerInKnowing

10/28/2020

Every year the USCHA (U..S. Conference on HIV & AIDS) holds a mega event offering workshops to HIV Intervention & Prevention workers. This year’s conference was virtual. Videos were solicited - capturing HIV Intervention and the assault on Black lives...the other public health crisis. I’m honored to share with you my video....selected, shown and viewed by over 6,000 attendees.

#UseYourGifts #RaiseYourVoice #powertalkclt

Come to St. Luke or Buy Wise during your lunch break tomorrow  to get tested! You can know your HIV status in 15 minutes...
10/27/2020

Come to St. Luke or Buy Wise during your lunch break tomorrow to get tested! You can know your HIV status in 15 minutes or less!
#TheresPowerInKnowing #PowerHouseCLT

We'll be testing at St. Luke and Buy Wise during lunch time tomorrow for Wellness Wednesday! Come by to know your HIV St...
10/27/2020

We'll be testing at St. Luke and Buy Wise during lunch time tomorrow for Wellness Wednesday! Come by to know your HIV Status in 15 minutes or less! #TheresPowerInKnowing

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of the members of our PowerHouse Team, Tony Brown. Tony, we ...
10/20/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of one of the members of our PowerHouse Team, Tony Brown.

Tony, we appreciate the co-worker, friend, and community advocate you have been to us. We’re glad you no longer have to suffer, but you’ll be missed!

Please send positive and comforting thoughts to his family and friends.

We’ll be at PrimeCare today and Doc’s Pharmacy tomorrow alongside @onsmedsociety offering FREE COVID-19 and HIV testing!...
10/16/2020

We’ll be at PrimeCare today and Doc’s Pharmacy tomorrow alongside @onsmedsociety offering FREE COVID-19 and HIV testing! Check out both flyers for more details! #TheresPowerInKnowing #PowerHouseCLT

Recognizing and caring for our BIPOC community.  #PreventionIsLIT #GetTested
10/15/2020

Recognizing and caring for our BIPOC community. #PreventionIsLIT #GetTested

There will be FREE COVID-19 testing offered today at 3607 Beatties Ford Road! Come get tested to keep your loved ones sa...
10/09/2020

There will be FREE COVID-19 testing offered today at 3607 Beatties Ford Road! Come get tested to keep your loved ones safe!

There will be FREE COVID-19 testing today at 3607 Beatties Ford Road here in Charlotte, NC from 4pm-7pm!

We'll have Night Clinic again for the month of October! Come get tested any Thursday this month after your shift is over...
10/09/2020

We'll have Night Clinic again for the month of October! Come get tested any Thursday this month after your shift is over! #TheresPowerInKnowing #PowerHouseCLT

10/08/2020
Power Talk: LGBTQ+ History Month Edition

Join us this afternoon for another Power Talk! We'll be having a conversation that centers the history, contributions, and accomplishments of LGBTQ+ folks in the United States! Tune in to let us know what you know and maybe even learn something you didn’t know before as we observe LGBTQ+ History Month!

10/08/2020

Join us this afternoon for another Power Talk! We'll be having a conversation that centers the history, contributions, and accomplishments of LGBTQ+ folks in the United States! Tune in to let us know what you know and maybe even learn something you didn’t know before as we observe LGBTQ+ History Month!

Join us tomorrow for another episode of Power Talk at 4pm!
10/07/2020

Join us tomorrow for another episode of Power Talk at 4pm!

Peace! And Free HIV testing at the Time Out Youth Fall Carnival.
10/02/2020

Peace! And Free HIV testing at the Time Out Youth Fall Carnival.

We’re here at Time Out Youth’s Fall Carnival offering FREE and confidential HIV testing! We’ll be here until 8pm!
10/02/2020

We’re here at Time Out Youth’s Fall Carnival offering FREE and confidential HIV testing! We’ll be here until 8pm!

Tomorrow isn't just hump day, it's Wellness Wednesday! If you work or live near these locations, come get tested to know...
09/29/2020

Tomorrow isn't just hump day, it's Wellness Wednesday!

If you work or live near these locations, come get tested to know your status! You'll get your results in 15 minutes or less! Details for each location (in Charlotte, NC) are in the flyer!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing #WellnessWednesday

We'll be at Time Out Youth THIS Friday offering free and confidential HIV testing! Youth and their trusted adults are we...
09/29/2020

We'll be at Time Out Youth THIS Friday offering free and confidential HIV testing! Youth and their trusted adults are welcome to get tested. Know your status in 15 minutes or less!

#TheresPowerInKnowing #PowerHouseCLT

Due to inclement weather, Time Out Youth's Fall Carnival has been postponed! They'll plan to have the event NEXT Friday ...
09/25/2020

Due to inclement weather, Time Out Youth's Fall Carnival has been postponed! They'll plan to have the event NEXT Friday on October 2nd at the same time and place!

COME GET TESTED!

09/24/2020
SEXpectations and Social Media

Join us this Thursday for another Power Talk! This week we’ll be having a conversation about the impact media has on our expectations of sex, especially for millennials and Gen Z! Tune in to let us know what you think and maybe even learn something you didn’t know before!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing

We'll be open for testing today until 7:30pm EST! After you get off work, come get tested to know your status!
09/24/2020

We'll be open for testing today until 7:30pm EST! After you get off work, come get tested to know your status!

Don’t let rainy days keep you from knowing your status! ☔️

We’ll be at the PowerHouse Drop-In Center doing free and confidential HIV testing from 3:30pm until 7:30pm every Thursday for the rest of September!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing

Join us in a little over an hour at 4pm for another episode of Power Talk! We'll be diving into how the media shapes our...
09/24/2020

Join us in a little over an hour at 4pm for another episode of Power Talk!

We'll be diving into how the media shapes our views of sex with some special guests! Come join us to ask questions and give your own input. You don't want to miss it!

#PowerTalk #TheresPowerInKnowing

The deadline to register in NC is October 9th! Make your vote count! 🇺🇸 #VOTE2020 #PowerHouseCLT #FollowMeToTheQCTo regi...
09/22/2020

The deadline to register in NC is October 9th! Make your vote count!

🇺🇸 #VOTE2020 #PowerHouseCLT #FollowMeToTheQC

To register, click on this link: www.whenweallvote.org

This Friday we’ll be doing HIV testing at the @timeoutyouthcenter for their Fall Carnival! This event is only open to yo...
09/22/2020

This Friday we’ll be doing HIV testing at the @timeoutyouthcenter for their Fall Carnival! This event is only open to youth ages 11-20 and their parents or guardians who are transporting them! Masks and social distancing are REQUIRED!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing

09/22/2020

Join us this Thursday for another Power Talk! This week we’ll be having a conversation about the impact media has on our expectations of sex, especially for millennials and Gen Z! Tune in to let us know what you think and maybe even learn something you didn’t know before!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing

Join us this Thursday for another Power Talk! This week we’ll be having a conversation about the impact media has on our...
09/21/2020

Join us this Thursday for another Power Talk! This week we’ll be having a conversation about the impact media has on our expectations of sex, especially for millennials and Gen Z! Tune in to let us know what you think and maybe even learn something you didn’t know before!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing

Good Morning West Side! We’re on Freedom Drive (Near Alleghany-across from BoJangles) right NOW! Providing FREE HIV & CO...
09/19/2020

Good Morning West Side! We’re on Freedom Drive (Near Alleghany-across from BoJangles) right NOW! Providing FREE HIV & COVID-19 TESTING.
#HappySaturday #KnowYourStatus #preventionislit

We’ll be doing COVID-19 and HIV Testing at PrimeCare TODAY from 4pm to 7pm!!! Come get tested to know your status and ke...
09/18/2020

We’ll be doing COVID-19 and HIV Testing at PrimeCare TODAY from 4pm to 7pm!!!

Come get tested to know your status and keep your loved ones safe during this season!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing #FollowMeToTheQC

Don’t let rainy days keep you from knowing your status! ☔️ We’ll be at the PowerHouse Drop-In Center doing free and conf...
09/17/2020

Don’t let rainy days keep you from knowing your status! ☔️

We’ll be at the PowerHouse Drop-In Center doing free and confidential HIV testing from 3:30pm until 7:30pm every Thursday for the rest of September!

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing

Wellness Wednesdays at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church here in Charlotte, NC! We test every Wednesday while St. Luke ...
09/16/2020

Wellness Wednesdays at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church here in Charlotte, NC!

We test every Wednesday while St. Luke gives out FREE lunch (for kids and adults) from 12pm until 1pm!

Don’t miss us next time 😉

Thanks to those who were able to tune in to Power Talk yesterday!As promised, here’s the flyer for today’s FREE COVID-19...
09/11/2020

Thanks to those who were able to tune in to Power Talk yesterday!

As promised, here’s the flyer for today’s FREE COVID-19 testing at 3607 Beatties Ford Road! We’ll be there from 4pm until 7pm (if the weather permits)!

***there will not be HIV testing today, but there will still be COVID testing***

#PowerHouseCLT #TheresPowerInKnowing #FollowMeToTheQC

Remember we’ll be offering COVID-19 and HIV testing TOMORROW at 4pm until 7pm (if the weather permits) at 3607 Beatties ...
09/10/2020

Remember we’ll be offering COVID-19 and HIV testing TOMORROW at 4pm until 7pm (if the weather permits) at 3607 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, NC!

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1420 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC
28216

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 15:30 - 19:30
Friday 11:00 - 15:00

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(980) 999-5295

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TODAY SUNDAY Oct. 13th (5-7pm) Noda28thcreativeartsstudios 2424 N. Davidson St. suite 110 Charlotte NC 28205 CHARLOTTE LQBTQIA COMMUNITY CONVERSATION 🌈 Topic: Trans Women of Color are experiencing a STATE OF EMERGENCY 🗣Sread The Word ALL CONCERNED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD ATTEND Meeting Objectives: • Examine The Problem Summary of local, statewide and national assaults on Trans/Non-Binary persons • IDENTIFY the Trans/Non-Binary communities SWOT: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. • PLAN OF ACTION - Press Conference - Community Activities for November’s Trans Awareness Month and Trans Day of Remembrance - Social Media Campaign/Hashtags - Fundraising or a Fund for under-served Trans/Non-Binary persons? - Create & Fill Committees • Leadership/Spokespersons • Fundraising • Marketing/Social Media • Advocacy • Urgent Needs Complimentary Dinner provided by MJs Kitchen Southern & Low Country Cuisine
NEXT CHARLOTTE LQBTQIA COMMUNITY CONVERSATION 🌈 Topic: Trans Women of Color are experiencing a STATE OF EMERGENCY STRATEGY MEETING Sunday Oct. 13th (5-7pm) Noda28thcreativeartsstudios 2424 N. Davidson St. suite 110 Charlotte NC 28205 🗣Sread The Word ALL CONCERNED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD ATTEND Meeting Objectives: • Examine The Problem Summary of local, statewide and national assaults on Trans/Non-Binary persons • IDENTIFY the Trans/Non-Binary communities SWOT: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. • PLAN OF ACTION - Press Conference - Community Activities for November’s Trans Awareness Month and Trans Day of Remembrance - Social Media Campaign/Hashtags - Fundraising or a Fund for under-served Trans/Non-Binary persons? - Create Committees Leadership/Spokespersons Fundraising Marketing/Social Media Advocacy Urgent Needs Complimentary Dinner provided by MJs Kitchen Southern & Low Country Cuisine
In just 7 days PowerHouse (the will be participating in Charlotte’s largest Pride Parade ever. We’re honored to be part of this grand event, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the continued struggle for LGBT+ equality. We hope you’ll JOIN US on SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019 in uptown Charlotte for a festive day of celebration, awareness and empowerment. Interested in marching with us? Follow these simple steps. - Arrive uptown early. Traffic will be heavy. So do consider taking public transportation. - Meet us at 12 Noon Sharp at Tryon & 9th Street for check in - Wear comfortable shoes and bring two friends - Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated - Find Us! Our Parade Number: 615 (Quality Comprehensive Health Center/PowerHouse) - Be available from 12 Noon – 3pm (The Charlotte Pride Parade is 1-3pm) - Bring high energy and a positive attitude
Help us impact our community greater by donating to our fundraiser to purchase a Mobile Testing Unit!
Are you a Gay or Bisexual man living in Charlotte, NC? Want to have candid discussion with others in the community about identity, sexual health, stigma, relationships, love, etc in a laid back setting with food and drinks? Interested in learning more about PrEP and how you can gain access at no cost to you? As well as free testing? Then come out to the PowerHouse January 10. 1416 Beatties Ford Rd. Contact MPowerment Coordinator Michael Faniel at [email protected] or 7046510991 for more information and to RSVP.
OPEN LETTER About My Friend Antron: Full Disclosure. I have been living with HIV since 2005 or rather HIV has been living with me. I am blessed to be immuno-suppressed (undetectable), healthy and virile. That would not be my truth if I were not committed and disciplined about taking my meds as prescribed. So how did my beloved friend, a long-time HIV educator/advocate die from complications of AIDS? Surely he was taking his meds regularly? I meet Antron many Atlanta Black Prides ago. I was attending with my extended family, Nicole & Karen. We had driven down from Charlotte. Nicole had procured a massive VIP suite in the Host Hotel overlooking the glittering Atlanta skyline. We were set up quite nicely. A Vendors Expo took place every day of the week long event in a ballroom downstairs. Ever the shopper, I was more interested in coping a deal than copulation....oh but then he strolled in the room. He was a beautiful lil shorty, had a perfectly brown complexion and a well-appointed body. Had cheek bones that soared. Asiatic eyes. Crimson red dyed hair. Cute little gapped tooth to match mine. Styled impeccably. Interesting, I thought. But in my pride, I just looked. I had a love interest back home. Didn’t attend Pride for the typical sex-capades. Antron caught a few of my glances and made his way over to me as I was testing some scented shea butter. He asked, “how does it smell?” “They added patchouly, I rather like it.”, I replied. “Would you like to try it?” Without waiting for his response, I grabbed his right hand and begin to massage it with the shea butter. I continued to his forearm, elbows and upper arm. He seemed to relish my touch as I deeply massaged his arm. He stared at me, “now don’t neglect the left arm.” I followed his direction and grabbed the left. I bought 3 containers of that damn shea butter. Gave one to Antron, of course. We exchanged names and pleasantries then continued to peruse the event. Antron never left my side that weekend. Nicole & Karen were kind enough to welcome my surprise new suite mate. He took me to all his favorite eateries and cultural spots. I drug him to the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood and all the museums. We were fast friends. He had no guards. We shared deep intimacies with one another, including our HIV status. It was refreshing to have honest conversation about HIV/SIDS with another young black gay man. We made love...I expressly mean love and in the most unconventional places, like a multi-purpose room at one of the museums. We certainly re-purposed that space. Antron was dripping with passion. I could tell that he had not had an opportunity to express his affections so boundlessly in some time. He told me, in me he had found a vessel whose love was so deep, he could pour himself into. Sunday came. Time to get back to our respective lives. We discussed in depth how much neither of us cared for a long distance love relationships. He was well rooted in Atlanta and I in Charlotte, so relocating was not an option. What we knew for sure was that we wanted to be a part of each other‘s lives, for the rest of our lives, whatever that meant. And we did just that, we stayed in touch on social media, video chatted often, shared triumphs & setbacks and he always made time for me when I was in the city. Now my confidante has perished and senselessly so in my opinion. Those of us who are living with HIV/AIDS are blessed to live in an age of medical technology wherein ONE PILL PER DAY can manage this deadly disease. Millions of our gay ancestors died as martyrs for our healing. Truth is, much of what researchers learned about HIV/AIDS was attained by documenting its deadly progression. If you’re positive, please don’t be in denial about your status. Don’t be complacent. Don’t brush it aside. Take your meds. Go to your doctor appt’s. Aim for immuno-suppression. Don’t get re-infected with another strain or your meds won’t work. Remember that pornography is not a training manual for gay intimacy. Share your body with persons who value & respect you. Work on strengthening your self-worth. LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! HIV is living with me. And yet, I am a Father to two amazing boys, 9 & 3 yrs old. My Family affirms me. My friendships are golden. I am an accomplished artist, advocate and entrepreneur. I have no short of romance in my life. No deficit in the area of belongingness. HIV/AIDS doesn’t consume my life. We now have the power to suppress it. USE YOUR POWER.