Mentoring Partnership Program Protege

The purpose of the Mentoring Partnership Program' Protege is to strengthen the organizational infrastructure and program services of small non-profit organizations so they may deliver improved HIV/AIDS prevention and support services to women most at risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS and women with positive
HIV serostatus.

With a sound infrastructure and culturally competent, gender-focused program services, women will increase their HIV prevention knowledge and reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

The goals of the program are: For Protege or non-profit community-based, faith-based, and women's service organizations to gain skills and be prepared to compete for Federal and private funding before the program period ends; and -- For Protege or non-profit community-based, faith-based, and women's service organizations to increase the number of women at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS served with culturally competent, gender-focused, evidence-based program services.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.