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!
Monthly Musings from THP's 
Executive Director

 

 

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."

~ Mother Theresa

 

I recently moved from a three bedroom house into a condo and learned that downsizing is definitely a verb.

 

It was an emotional process - going through every room of my house and letting go of a lot of things. Like most of you, I suppose I had too many things - too much pottery, too many wine glasses, and way too many shoes.

 

Since I've been at THP, I have had to navigate the tension between enjoying a good and quite rich life compared to most of our clients. I've always had a comfortable and warm bed and known where my next meal was coming from. And I have always felt safe.

 

These are luxuries for many of our clients. Your support in all manner of ways - emotionally, financially, and practically - helps us bridge these gaps for people living with HIV/AIDS in our community.

 

Perhaps more than anything, your support of our mission helps eradicate stigma and communicates in very real and tangible ways that our clients are not alone.

 

As always, we are grateful for your generous hearts.

 

Happy Fall -

   

Winter Walk at UNCG!
You've heard the news - the 22nd Annual Winter Walk for AIDS will be held on the beautiful and historic campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Sunday, December 8! 

UNCG boasts a beautiful one-mile walking course for our Winter Walk for AIDS and for the first time, a 5K Fun Run! Walk participants and runners can raise funds as teams or individual, with the Opening Remarks to be held on the front lawn of the Elliott University Center (EUC)
 

Registration is OPEN! Register online at 
 
This year's theme is #onecurelove
- tag it on social media to let everyone know that you care about HIV/AIDS in our community!
  
Did You Know?
Thanks to our friends at North Carolina Aids Action Network (NCAAN) for the infographic on HIV/AIDS right here in NC. Click here to view the full version of this graphic and find out ways to end HIV/AIDS stigma.
 
 
Summer Food Drives
We have been incredibly overwhelmed by the 
support of our community to help us get through the food pantry's tough summer months by bringing in donations.
 
People like Tony Garcia, who hosts an annual Cuban BBQ, and all he asks his guests in return is to support THP with non-perishable food or donations. Tony arrived at THP with a truckload full of food and over $1,000 in contributions. 
 
Thank you to Tony, all of his generous friends, and all of our everyday heroes who hold food drives, shop the sales, and clean out their pantries to help our clients in need. You all have made such a difference in the lives of our clients!
 
Exchange for Change!
Remember when you brought back that foreign currency from your trip? It costs more to convert it than the money is worth, right? 

On October 16th, you can donate to the United Way of Greater High Point by bringing in you foreign currency (and good ole American money, too) to Wells Fargo in High Point and they will waive the conversions fees! You can even designate which of the partner agencies you would to receive your donation.
Cooking with Ninevah

Fall's cooler weather is a great time for soup.  Within a few minutes, the ingredients can be blended to create a hearty chili that is makes a wonderful cool weather meal.

 
This recipe is unbelievably easy to make...your can opener does most of the work!



Crazy Quilt Chili

Makes 4 servings

  • lb lean ground beef (at least 90/10)
  • 1 can black beans, with liquid
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans, with liquid
  • 1 can great northern beans, with liquid
  • 1 can white corn, with liquid
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 Tbsp (heaping) dried, minced onion
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • tsp ground cumin
  • tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • cup red wine
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese for garnish

Directions:

Brown ground beef in a 4 quart soup pan, then wrap the browned beef in a paper towel to absorb the excess fat.  Using another paper towel, blot the fat from the soup pan, but allow the browned bits of beef which might have "stuck" to the pan to remain, as they will add flavor to the soup. Add all the canned ingredients, including the liquid from each can and then stir in the spices, minced onion, Worcestershire sauce and red wine. Simmer, covered, for approximately 30 - 45 minutes, then remove from heat to allow the soup to "rest" for a few minutes before serving.  Taste the soup at this point to determine if added salt is needed...but I have found that the sodium contained in the canned vegetables is usually enough to flavor this soup without additional salt.

 

Serve hot, sprinkled with shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

 

Note: I also recommend allowing the flavor of the soup to "mature", so I make the soup one day and eat it the next....or perhaps you could make it early in the morning and enjoy it for dinner that night.

 

Check out Ninevah's website for more recipes

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Mark's Mentions
We can only live into the dream of this house if we continue dreaming. We can only make it real if we keep re-imagining such a thing... an open door; rest and welcome; a place where every meal is a 
Mark Cassity, Director of Higher Ground
radical communion; where our masks can be laid aside, if only for an hour; where we
tend the well of refreshment and love, justice and mercy. Just as our providers and supporters say yes again and again to this call, we all might say yes to imagining our home into new being every day. 
Prevention News
We had a busy September! Triad Pride and Visions of Pride brought a steady flow of interest to our THP booth. We gave out over 500 condoms and other safe sex supplies that day, and spread the word about testing and prevention to many on Saturday,  September 14. 
 
The first All Out Film Series showing of "Clueless" was a great success as well, and we raised some funds for THP's prevention staff. 
 
SAVE THE DATE for the All Out Film Series showing of the knuckle-biting scare-fest "The Descent"! All Out Film Series will show "The Descent" at Carousel Theater on Battleground at 7pm on Thursday, October 10. Tickets are $8, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit THP! 
Kevin Varner, Director of Prevention and Education
 
eries.com for more information, and like the page at All Out Film Series on Facebook to receive info about more screenings in the coming months.

 

 


 

Project Shimmy Success!
If you missed the 5th Annual Project Shimmy on Saturday, September 14, you truly missed the BEST show yet! Lynn Hoffman from Twisted Dance and Torque Bellydance dropped by THP with the proceeds from the show - $1,955 raised for THP!! 
 
A HUGE thank you to all of the magnificent performers and everyone who came out to support this special event!

LGBT Interfaith Exhibit
   Our friends at Replacements, Ltd. are proud to host the traveling photo exhibit "We Have Faith"  from September 25 through October 9, 2013.
 

"We Have Faith" marks the latest effort from the Family Diversity Project, a non-profit organization devoted to educating people of all ages on diversity.  The exhibit features well-known lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and allied clergy and people of many faiths and denominations, including Christians, Jews and Muslims.  Through this series of images and stories, organizers are striving to fight religion-based homophobia.

 

"So many people cite religious conviction as the basis for their opposition to the rights of marriage and full equality for LGBT people," says Rev. Lou McAlister East, co-pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.  "As a Presbyterian minister, this saddens me because my faith compels me to work for full equality.  'We  Have Faith' is a beautiful expression countering faith-based prejudice that I think will open the hearts and minds of those who see these lovely photos.  We are very grateful to Replacements, Ltd., along with Jim Baulding and Gene Simpson, for bringing this exhibit to
North Carolina."

 

"We Have Faith" will be displayed in the museum area of Replacements' retail store, located at 1089 Knox Rd, McLeansville, N.C., 27301.  The store is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; admission to the exhibit is free.  

Thank You, Leigh Anne!
We bid a fond farewell to our wonderful summer Development Intern, Leigh Anne Kincaid. She loved being at THP so much that she stayed on as a volunteer for a few extra months - and we're so glad she did.
 
Leigh Anne is in Graduate School for her Masters of Public Affairs at UNCG. She has been a valuable asset to our agency. Thank you, Leigh Anne!
 

 

                            

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