The Staten Island HIV CARE Network, funded by Ryan White Title II monies, is the coordinating council for HIV health and social services on Staten Island. It addresses the full continuum of care and support to individuals and families living with HIV disease.
The CARE Network is made up of health care providers, community based organization, persons living with HIV/AIDS and interested individuals.
The CARE Network is responsible for defining the local epidemic and resources, planning and coordinating services and advocacy, and raising public awareness about the need for service development funds.
The CARE Network plans an annual health conference and is responsible for the World AIDS Day Commemoration on Staten Island. In addition to organizing days of education with NYS Senate and Assembly members in Albany as well as with City Council members in New York City, the Network also advocates on a national level.
The CARE Network sits on the Staten Island Committee of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (SICASA), the Staten Island Welfare Advocacy Network (SIWAN), and the Staten Island Mental Health Council.