Project C.O.P.E.

Since 1989 Project Project C.O.P.E. (Community Outreach Prevention and Education) has provided HIV/AIDS education sessions, outreach, short-term counseling, presentations, and free testing throughout Davidson County, particularly the North Nashville community.

Our goal and mission is to decrease the number of positive diagnosed HIV/AIDS individuals primarily through education, outreach and testing.

As an Early Intervention Service Program, Project C.O.P.E. is designed to:

  • Prevent individuals from becoming infected with and/or transmitting HIV
  • Make early intervention services for HIV/AIDS available to individuals in alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs
  • Identify and refer individuals needing social and medical services for HIV/AIDS to the appropriate services

Services include:

  • Short-term counseling services to individuals and/or families
  • Educational Activities to groups
  • Oral Rapid HIV testing to individuals, including pre and post test counseling
  • Ongoing training activities to increase the knowledge of HIV and AIDS for alcohol and drug abuse treatment agencies

Service goals:

  • To increase the number of individuals identified who are at risk for contracting and/or transmitting HIV/AIDS
  • To prevent individuals from becoming infected with and/or transmitting HIV/AIDS
  • To increase the knowledge of HIV/AIDS to those persons who are at risk and their families
  • To make early intervention services for HIV/AIDS available to individuals in alcohol and drug treatment programs
  • Identify and refer individuals needing social and medical services for HIV/AIDS to the appropriate services
  • To increase the knowledge and skills of alcohol and drug treatment professionals regarding HIV/AIDS
  • To continually assess the needs of alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs and coordinate liaison and service delivery for potential service recipients