Chattanooga CARES

Chattanooga CARES (Council on AIDS, Resources, Education and Support) was organized in 1986 and received its non-profit status in 1988. Overseen by our Board of Directors, Chattanooga CARES has grown to employ more than 28 team members and house a Primary Care Clinic.


To Reach, Assist, and Support.

Our mission is to reach, assist, and support people impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C and STIs through compassionate and responsive delivery of education, health, social, and advocacy related services. If you would like to contribute to CARES mission of education and support, click below to see ways to donate. click here to see ways to donate.


Treat every client with dignity and respect.

CARES maintains a strict policy of confidentiality, and our staff treats every client with dignity and respect. We are the leader in providing resources for people in our area infected with or affected by HIV, and we continue to focus on prevention as the best tool for fighting HIV.