Our Mission

Triad Health Project provides emotional and practical support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, to their loved ones, and to those at risk for HIV/AIDS; implements strategies to educate those at risk and the community about HIV/AIDS; and advocates locally, regionally, and nationally for individuals and groups infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.


Our Vision
We will stand together for as long as it takes until HIV/AIDS is no more, working together to promote enlightenment, dignity, acceptance, understanding, and love, demonstrating that we are not only enduring this epidemic, but prevailing over it.

 

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Did you know that 37% of THP's funding comes from individuals just like you?  Now more than ever, your gifts play a tremendous part in helping THP fulfill its mission.  When you contribute to THP in any amount, you stand with us in the fight, and you stand up for everyone we serve.  

 

Thank You!
Inside THP   
Monthly Musings from THP's 
Executive Director

 

"If you would lift me up you must 

be on Higher Ground."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

One of the questions I'm most often asked about THP is, "What is Higher Ground?"

 

I've been asked so many times now you would think I would have a good answer. The truth is that I have many answers, depending on the day. The short answer is that Higher Ground is THP's day center, a communal retreat for folks in any way affected by HIV/AIDS. It sits in a residential neighborhood in Greensboro and has been operated by THP since 2000.

 

Higher Ground is also one of THP's best kept secrets. Some of that is intentional - we always want participants at the house to feel welcome and safe. That's why there are no nametags inside the house - volunteers, staff, and clients are indistinguishable from one another.

 

It is an amazing place where extraordinary things happen on a daily basis and it has been brought to my attention by some wise souls of late that we need to tell you more about Higher Ground and help you understand what an integral part of THP it is. So starting this month, Mark Cassity, Director of Higher Ground, will do just that - tell you more. You will find that Mark is a wonderful storyteller and he has many stories to share with you. They are sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, but always important.

 

I want you to hear them.

 

Best always - 

 

 

Addison Ore

Executive Director

 

Higher Ground
Some 19 years ago, a few good people decided that this is what we should do: In a donated house, on donated tables with donated dishes, we will share donated (delicious!) meals with ALL people impacted by HIV/AIDS. 

 

Over time this "communion" has spawned thousands of healing relationships between people, professionals, faith groups and institutions. With a small monthly space in THP's e-newsletter, we'll try to help keep you up to speed on happenings in "Everybody's House." 

 

For now, if you're reading this, you're already part of that particular "everybody"; and if you've never visited your house please stop by or give me a call. You'll be welcomed with open arms.  

 

   Mark Cassity, 
   Director of Higher Ground

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Cooking with Ninevah
THP Presents: Cooking with Ninevah
THP Presents: Cooking with Ninevah

This month, we decided to do something a little different. Ninevah was gracious and
enough to open up her studio to show us how to make this delicious recipe. Enjoy - we did!

 

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Puff

 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz fresh spinach, stems removed (4 oz is approximately 4 cups of tightly packed, stemless spinach leaves) 
  • 2 oz light cream cheese (Neufchatel cheese)
  • cup light sour cream
  • cup light mayo
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 oz finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
  • tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed additional shredded parmesan for topping
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    Directions 

  • Wash and drain the spinach, then wrap in a towel to absorb moisture.  Place the dried spinach in a food processor and chop coarsely. 
  • Add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, feta cheese and shredded parmesan cheese and process until mixed with the spinach.  Add the drained artichoke hearts, minced garlic and red pepper flakes and process until mixed with the spinach/cheese mixture.  Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare one sheet of thawed puff pastry according to package directions. Use a rolling pin to stretch the puff pastry to fit either a round pizza pan or a 9x13 rectangular baking sheet. 
  • Spread the spinach/artichoke/cheese mixture over the puff pastry, but leave a narrow edge of pastry exposed.  
  • Sprinkle additional shredded parmesan over the spinach mixture and bake uncovered, for approximately 30 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and forms a light, golden brown crust.
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    Note:  Added salt is not needed in this recipe because of the amount of sodium present in the cheese and the canned artichokes. 

     

    Check out Ninevah's website for more recipes and cooking class info

    Triad Health Project 

    continues to offer 

    FREE and Confidential   

    HIV/ STI Testing on Mondays 

    between 5 and 7 pm. 

    • No appointment necessary.
    • FREE condoms available upon request.
    • Tests include screening for HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.
    Get tested and know your status!!!
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    In This Issue

    Monthly Musings

    DFF Save the Date

    Higher Ground

    DFF Party Hosts

    UNCG Spartones

    Cooking with Ninevah

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    Save the Date!
      

    Mark your calendars for the 

    24th Annual Dining for Friends

    Grand Dessert Finale

    on May 18, 2013 

    at the Terrace at 

    the Greensboro Coliseum

     

    Stay tuned, later this month we will be unveiling our 2013 DFF Poster!
    Dining for Friends Hosts!
    Calling all Past and Future Dining for Friends Hosts!

    It is that time of year again - time to register for to host a Dining for Friend party!!!!

    Each year, the parties are getting more creative, more fun, and raising more vital funds for Triad Health Project's Dining for Friends. What will your party theme be?

    Megan Evans and her family have been longtime THP supporters and began hosting DFF parties in 1994. The Evans' parties included their children and their friends' children, "making the discussion of HIV infection a logical progression, increasing knowledge of HIV/AIDS in our community, and encouraging compassion and caring from our youngest," says Megan. 

    Now there are four generations of the Evans clan and old friends who gather each year for fun, food, good company and the opportunity to give back to our community.  


    Megan's grandchildren, 
    Graham and Madeline, in the 
    2nd Generation Non-violent Water Wars! 

    We are so grateful for the Evans family, and all families who put so much into their DFF parties, making it a true celebration of community.

    Sign up to host your party online!
    LGBT Interfaith Seder
    Join us at Temple Emanuel on March 21st at 6:30 pm for the Passover Seder, a unique ritual open to all faiths that celebrates the universal principles of liberty and freedom.
     
     
    The special guest will be Joan Garry, former Executive Director of GLAAD.
     
    RSVP with a check no later than March 15, $10 per person. Call  (336) 292-7899 for more information.
     
    THP Food Donation Boxes
    Do you know of a place that needs a THP Food Pantry Donation Box? Maybe you could put one at your office, church, or even out at your Dining for Friends party?  Please contact Shana to request one!
     
     
    Thank you to Justin Moore, a student at Rockingham Middle College, who volunteered for this project!

    If you've ever attended the Winter Walk for AIDS, you've enjoyed the wonderful talents of the all male Acappella Group, the UNCG Spartones!  

     

    They they need your help to raise the final funds by Friday, March 8 at 11:59PM to record their new album, "In Retrospect."  Please help if you can by visiting their website.


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    Greensboro, NC 27435

    (336) 275-1654

     

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    P.O. Box 616

    High Point, NC 27262

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