Grassroots Organisation Operating Together in Sisterhood in Trinidad & Tobago – GROOTS T&T

Grassroots Organisation Operating Together in Sisterhood in Trinidad & Tobago – GROOTS T&T
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MISSION

To address, collaborate and promote the challenges faced by persons in vulnerable situations in communities across Trinidad & Tobago, paying special attention to the issues surrounding poverty, mental health, HIV&AIDS, SRHR, domestic & gender based violence and disaster preparedness and response.

VISION

GROOTS T &T is the premier grassroots organization focused on , and committed to building participatory, inclusive and resilient communities across Trinidad & Tobago.

FOCAL AREAS

HIV&AIDS, Mental Health, Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Reproductive &Rights, Disaster Preparedness and Response

KEY OBJECTIVES

To improve treatment ,care and  support for People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) who belong to the KP community;

To maintain and expand community based HIV testing: Drop in Centre; testing sites and community outreach activities;

To improve build stronger partnerships with government entities providing HIV services;

To increase capacity to support mental health outreach programme focused on stress and depression;

To provide transition homes services for persons in need of temporary housing, improving service provision of emergency housing for persons in crisis;

To provide advocacy programmes focusing on maintaining families and individuals (including LGBTQI) facing temporary displacements as a

result of DGBV; and

To improve education and awareness about disaster preparedness and relief efforts in communities where GROOTS T&T work.

MAJOR/CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS

The first community based NGO to be a certified HIV testing site;

The only community based NGO operating a transition home for members of the KP community; and

The creation of dlinkTT, which is a one of a kind mobile platform connecting users (10,000 so far) to HIV information and referrals.

 

 

 

Phone
(868) 220-5986 / (868) 383-8464
ZIP Code
# Auzonville Road, Tuna Puna, PO BOX San Juan Post Office Trinidad & Tobago
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