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.




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


"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

~ Robin Williams


Dining for Friends season is upon us and one of the questions I get asked most often this time of year is, "Do you go to all of the parties?"


Well, we have over 50 parties registered to date and I'm not sure even Lindsay Lohan is up to that challenge.


The truth is, I wish I could go to every party because they are all wonderfully different in themes and cuisine but undeniably the same in purpose - friends feeding friends to support people in our community living with HIV/AIDS.


It is a simple premise that has been repeated over a thousand times in the 24 year history of the event.


I'll go to a dozen or so parties - partly because it is my job to represent THP but mostly because I want to. I love this time of year and seeing old friends and meeting new ones while celebrating community in all its forms.


I know many of you have received multiple invitations to Dining for Friends parties and that you will attend more than one. It's not your job - but you do it because you care - and that's what makes this community so very special.


And you never complain about it. I'm not exaggerating. This year marks my ninth Dining for Friends as Executive Director of THP and not one person has ever complained to me about how many parties they've been invited to. Some of you have joked with me about it, especially when I run into you several nights in a row, but you do it with good humor. And you show up. And you write a check.


And it matters more than you could possibly know.


It seems as if each year we are called upon to raise more of our own funding as we've seen foundation and government support continue to wane in the new normal of a down economy.


Dining for Friends is much more than a special event - it is an absolute vital event for our clients and this agency. The money raised during the next few weeks must sustain us for several months.


I hope our paths cross on the party trail this season because one of the things I love most about this time of year is the opportunity to personally thank you for your generosity and compassion.


Heartfelt gratitude,


Addison Ore

Executive Director



Sheltering Hope
is the theme for the 24th Annual

Dining for Friends!


Each year hundreds of hosts from around the Triad will welcome their friends for a party / event in exchange for a donation to Triad Health Project.  


On May 18th, all party hosts and guests are invited to The Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex for the ever-popular Dessert Finale, with fabulous desserts from local restaurants and caterers, and music by Greensboro's own Sleeping Booty Band!

It will be an amazing night of celebration honoring the effort to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS in our community.  


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: 

Shining for Friends - 1st DFF Party of 2013

The "saints" at All Saints Episcopal Church were at it again last Saturday  with the first Dining for Friends party of the season! The 4th Annual DFF at All Saints Episcopal Church sold handmade origami  lights, many made by clients at higher Ground who also attended the party. 
Over 300 people gathered on the lawn of the church for a BBQ feast and a dessert table that seemed to go on for miles. "Shining for Friends" shined a bright light on community and has raised almost $9,000!
What a way to kick off the DFF season and we look forward to what the "saints" will come up for next year!

Word of Mouth: A Prevention Technique

Lately, in the "How did you hear about us?" section of our Monday testing survey, several people have been circling "Word of mouth/friend/partner/friend at school".


Word of mouth is one of the most powerful tools we have. Encouraging a friend to get tested is a great tool for preventing the spread of HIV and STDs.  And, it's free.


We are often influenced by the activities and shared values of friends, families, churches, co-workers and partners. When we talk about testing, HIV and STDS, we shine a light on isolation and stigma.  Communication is a catalyst for change.  It can save a life.


Largely due to word  of mouth, each Monday in April we tested over twenty people for HIV and STDs, offered counseling, gave results, condoms and compassionate education in two fast-paced hours.  That's pretty cool. Many folks tested with their best friend, boyfriend or girlfriend, fraternity brother, sorority sister, even their parents. It's awesome what word of mouth can do. At the end of the day, it's so much better to spread education and awareness about regular testing instead of spreading the virus. 


Come see us soon!


Kevin, Lakecia, and Jason

Cooking with Ninevah

It's time to plant herbs in your garden...or in flower pots on your porch...or any sunny spot.  Just 2 or 3 basil plants will provide enough to use as a fresh herb in summer dishes with additional basil to freeze in pesto for hearty pasta on cold winter nights.  Here's a recipe for chicken salad that's "dressed-up" with the addition of fresh basil.  Enjoy!


Apple-Basil Chicken Salad

  • 1 6-8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked, cooled and coarsely chopped  (I prefer to cook the chicken with herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage and a pinch of salt and pepper)
  • 1/4 of a large, firm apple, such as Fuji or Granny Smith, finely chopped
     (not necessary to peel)
  • Leaves from 6 sprigs of fresh basil, washed, patted dry and minced (should make approximately 2 - 2 ½ tablespoons of chopped basil)
  • 4 Tablespoons mayonnaise (1/4 cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons Ken's Light Options Parmesan-Peppercorn Salad Dressing
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, apple and basil.  Stir in the mayonnaise and the salad dressing, and then mix in the black pepper. Store any remaining chicken salad in a covered, airtight container. 

Makes 4 servings when served on lettuce as a luncheon entrée or 6 servings when served as a spread for sandwiches.




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

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Dining for Friends Hosts!
Calling all Past and Future Dining for Friends Hosts!

Let's face it - we are a culture that waits to the last minute. Lucky for you, it's still not too late to register to host your Dining for Friends 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?

If you would like more info about this event, please email Shana.

Sign up to host your party or event online!
May Calendar
There are several Dining for Friends parties that are open to the public. 

May 11

Rock and Roll Playdate
at CUCC from 2-4 pm

May 16

Q Lounge DFF Party from 6-8 pm

May 18

Community Party's "Family Reunion" at Blandwood from 6-9 pm

Grand Dessert Finale at the Terrace starting at 9 pm
All in the Family
Our THP family marks a milestone this month, when Molly Cassity, Higher Ground Director Mark Cassity's daughter, graduates from UNC-Chapel Hill. Molly grew up at Higher Ground, spending lots of time there with her dad and her mom, Anne, and her sister, Liza. Molly has hosted a Dining for Friends every year since she entered high school - including one this year - and even worked one summer at the front desk in our Greensboro office.  So we claim bragging rights as Molly picks up her sheepskin and embarks on her next journey. Felicitations, Molly!

Triad Health Project 

continues to offer 

FREE and Confidential   

HIV/ STI Testing on Mondays 

between 5 and 7 pm. 


In the month of April, THP tested 161 people!

  • No appointment necessary.
  • FREE condoms available upon request.
  • Tests include screening for HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia.
Get tested and know your status!!!
Mark's Mentions
There was a day when we rarely filled even one table at Higher Ground for lunch. Now we typically can't squeeze into three. In fact, it's hard to find a single measurement of the communal work here that 
hasn't tripled, quadrupled or even octupled over the years. Is this good news or bad, we sometimes wonder. I think the answer is yes.


The are some aspects of Higher Ground "news" that don't change much: we are always sick, always well, always falling down, always getting up again; we are bursting at the seams and there is always plenty of room. And there is grace. It's a bit like the river the sages talk about: it seems unchanging but you still can't step into the same place twice.


Next month the community is off to our annual HIV/AIDS retreat in the mountains. Good thoughts, prayers and scholarship assistance are always welcome!


Mark Cassity, Director of Higher Ground

The Big Gay Sing
Featuring songs: "Single Ladies," "Like A Prayer," "Born This Way," "Dancing Queen," "Fireworks" and many more!

June 8th at the Greensboro Day School at 8 pm

June 15th at UNCSA-Watson Hall in Winston-Salem at 8 pm

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

NALC Food Drive
  The 21st annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive is Saturday, May 11. Be sure to set out some non-perishable food for your postal worker to collect.
The food drive benefits area United Way agencies, like Triad Health Project.
2013 NALC National Food Drive PSA
2013 NALC National Food Drive PSA
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