Coalition for HIV Awareness & Prevention of Central Virginia (CHAP)

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Year Founded:
2000
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Shannon L. Watts, Administrator
Main Address:
620 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

What We Do

The Coalition for HIV Awareness and Prevention (CHAP) is a local nonprofit organization that educates the community about HIV/AIDS, coordinates services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families, and supports Central Virginia’s efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. CHAP provides FREE HIV testing and counseling throughout Central Virginia. CHAP implements many outreach programs throughout the year, including the Taking the Lead Youth Summit, World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, and the National Week for the Healing of AIDS. CHAP also provides HIV/AIDS awareness materials and informational sessions to schools, civic organizations, youth centers, jails, businesses, colleges, and churches.

Interesting Info

CHAP is the benefiting charity of the Virginia 10 Miler! If you would like to volunteer with CHAP at the 2021 Virginia 10 Miler, we'd love to have you with us!
CHAP provided free HIV testing and counseling to 519 individuals in 2019.
CHAP is providing free HIV testing and counseling by appointment during COVID-19. Please call 434-528-4164.

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