Harlem United is a community-based organization providing a unique continuum of care. We integrate socially and economically disenfranchised people into a healthy and healing community. We also offer our clients access to a full range of medical, social, and supportive services. The majority of our clients are people living with HIV/AIDS whose diagnoses are often complicated by addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. Many have also faced significant barriers to care due to poverty, race, HIV status, and sexual or gender identity.
Our “one-stop shop” for services allows Harlem United to treat the whole person-mind, body, and spirit-in a compassionate and supportive environment. Our staff work in partnership with our clients at each stage of care: HIV testing; treatment and education; primary medical care; substance use counseling; mental health services; pastoral counseling; and an array of expressive therapies. Through our comprehensive model of care, clients learn to become their own advocates and acquire a new sense of well-being and independence.
Harlem United serves clients from East Harlem to the Bronx. Including our testing and outreach programs, we now reach 10,000 people each year. One of the most important and innovative organizations in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, Harlem United currently employs over 150 full-time staff and has become a national model of comprehensive care in a community-based setting.