May 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 extends special thanks to everyone who made this year's virtual event a success! We raised over $50,000 to help support people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut. If you didn't get a chance to see it on Oscar night, check out our virtual event program on YouTube.
New Staff & Open Positions
ACT is pleased to welcome new staff members Scott Hamilton, Financial Counselor at CAHS, and Holly Hackett, Administrative Assistant at Keep the Promise Coalition. We're also hiring for: Harm Reduction Health Educator, Accounting Specialist, and Coordinator/Community Organizer.
In-Home HIV Test Kit
Know your status from the safety and comfort of home! To ensure everyone has an opportunity to get tested, ACT is now offering FREE In-Home HIV Test Kits. To learn more contact LaToya Tyson at 860-247-2437 x331 or 860-539-6019. All inquiries are completely confidential.
Community Support for CAHS
CAHS thanks American Savings Foundation, Citizens Bank, Community Foundation of Eastern CT, Liberty Bank, People's United Bank, Signature Bank, United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls, United Way of Greater New Haven, and United Way of Greater Waterbury for their support.
Bank On Welcomes New Members
Bank On CT, a program of CAHS that connects residents with safe and affordable bank accounts, recently welcomed five new members: New Haven Bank, USALLIANCE Bank, Thomaston Savings Bank, M&T Bank, and Newtown Savings Bank. Visit cahs.org/bankon.html to learn more.
ACT Calendar
May 18, 2021
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Observed on May 18, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective vaccine to prevent HIV. It is also a day to educate communities about the importance of HIV vaccine research.
May 19, 2021
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Day

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is held annually on May 19. It is a day to break the silence about HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities and encourage individuals to get tested.
May 19, 2021
National Hepatitis Testing Day

Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis; most of them do not know they have it. Observed on May 19, National Hepatitis Testing Day aims to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.
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.