June 2021
Your monthly news & updates
ACT's monthly newsletter for our supporters, partners, and other service providers is now provided in electronic format only. This newsletter provides updates and information on our programs, staff, and upcoming events.
ACT Staff Spotlight
CEO John Merz has been appointed by Governor Ned Lamont to serve as a member of the newly formed Connecticut Hate Crimes Advisory Council. Read the Governor's press release here or watch the press conference announcement courtesy of WFSB Eyewitness News here.
New Staff & Open Positions
ACT is pleased to welcome new staff members Han Chen, Accounting Specialist and Jordan Fairchild, Community Organizer. We're also hiring for: Harm Reduction Health Educator, Financial Coach, Chief Financial Officer, Grant Writer, and Housing Support Case Manager.
Save the date Saturday, July 24 for Art for AIDS at Hands On Hartford. Guests will enjoy an evening of art, music, food, wine, and fun! Each guest will also take home an original piece of art from our fabulous Art Grab! Tickets go on sale Monday, June 7 at 10:00 am. Learn More
A Successful Tax Season!
CAHS is pleased to thank our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers, site coordinators, and partners for their hard work and dedication to a wonderful and successful tax season! Check out our 2021 VITA Volunteer Recognition Celebration on May 26, 2021.
ACT Calendar
6/9 - Own Your Home (CAHS)
6/16 - Board of Directors Meeting (7:30-9am)
June 5, 2021

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD) is June 5, 2021, held on the 40th anniversary of the first five cases of AIDS reported in the US in 1981. 25% of 1.2 million people living with HIV in the US are long-term survivors, that’s over 300,000 long-term survivors! Learn More
June 8, 2021

Caribbean-American Health/AIDS Awareness Day was created to provide Caribbean-Americans with resources, HIV/AIDS health education, evaluation, and opportunities for involvement. The goal is to beat the odds and to ensure that we cultivate a health conscious atmosphere within our communities. Learn More
June 27, 2021

The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. Knowing your HIV status helps you choose options to stay healthy. Each year, on June 27, we observe National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. Learn More
Advancing CT Together (ACT) is an umbrella agency that encompasses three divisions: AIDS CT, The CT Association for Human Services, and The CT Center for Harm Reduction. Our collective impact strengthens and broadens the range of services provided to families throughout Connecticut.