History of VermontCARES:
Vermont CARES was founded in 1986. Through the tireless work of Vermont CARES staff, HIV + individuals, volunteers and Board of Directors the agency provides services to over 130 Vermonters living with HIV/AIDS and provides over 8,000 individuals with HIV prevention education, skills building and materials. The main office of Vermont CARES is in Burlingtonwith regional offices in St. Johnsbury and Rutland. From these offices and with a budget of approximately $750,000 Vermont CARES reaches 10 out of the 14 Vermontcounties, including the most densely populated and the most rural.
The Missionand Vision of VermontCARES:
The mission of Vermont CARES is to improve the quality of life, create compassionate communities, and prevent the spread of HIV by working with people affected by HIV/AIDS as catalysts for social and individual change. Vermont CARES envisions a world of compassionate neighborhoods where:
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