Education Programs

Men's Engagment Network (MEN)

Mission Statement:

“To build a new culture bridging same gender loving black men to better lives by creating unique spaces that evoke community, refer them to resources, and offer direct access to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment.”

M.E.N. (Men’s Engagement Network) Is a new program offered at AID Atlanta geared towards the holistic health of Gay Black men. The purpose of the program is to provide essential support for same gender loving men who seek a positive network to commune and fellowship with like minded individuals who desire an affirming place to have open discussions about life, love, and concerns that impact their lives, and who seek brotherhood, mentorship, unity, and life skills enhancement support.

This new program promises to promote self-awareness and self-reflection as it provides the necessary tools to help each member discover or strengthen his goals for leading a healthy existence. Guided by positive role models, this network of brotherhood offers support for making the necessary changes needed to lead a high-quality life by encouraging active engagement and participation in workshops and peer led group discussions of varying topics and connecting members to needed resources. Engagement topics include, but are not limited to:

Mentorship Engagement
Brotherhood Engagement
Career Development Engagement
Self-discovery /Awareness Engagement
Emotional Engagement support
Economic Engagement support
Overall Health Engagement including HIV/STI education
Mental Health Engagement
Continued Education Engagement
How to begin again- a fresh start! Engagement

Dedicated AID Atlanta staff includes a program coordinator, a testing specialist, and a linkage support navigator as well as a network of Professional community resources who are waiting to help you take the next step towards a life well lived!! For more information or to Join M.E.N. contact the Program staff at Welcome to the network!!

Sisters With A Voice (SWAV)



"To improve the health and quality of life of women."

SWAV is a program of AID Atlanta and local women leaders for women regardless of health status. The mission of SWAV is to improve the health and quality of life of women in our community. Services and activities include wellness workshops, empowerment activities and conferences, family programs including back to school supplies and backpacks and holiday gift giveaways, feminine hygiene assistance, linkage to free HIV and STI testing and treatment, as well as PrEP services.

For more information contact: