Triangle Empowerment Center

S.L.S. - Seasoned to Live Strong Social Group

SLS is an African American MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) outreach program that uses the CDC 3MV Intervention. This group targets men between the ages of 30 and up while reaching them where they congregate (i.e. night clubs, internet, bathhouses, social networks, sex parties, parks, churches, schools, jails, etc.). Through this outreach program we provide HIV/STD testing, education, prevention tools, treatment, and referring.


MClub is a young MSM outreach program that uses the CDC MPowerment intervention; targeting men between the ages of 16-29, reaching them where they congregate; night clubs, internet, bathhouses, social networks, sex parties, parks, churches, schools, jails, etc. In North Carolina, Young MSM HIV/STI numbers are escalating at an alarming rate. TEC delivers cutting-edge and unique prevention methods to reach this high-risk population.

ARTAS - Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services

Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS) is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. The target population for ARTAS is any individual who is recently diagnosed with HIV, typically defined as within 6-12 months, and willing to participate in the intervention.

It’s All About Me

It’s All About Me is a support group that uses the CDC VOICES intervention for minority women of all ages. This group meets to address short and long term goals, raise the level of conscious thinking to live a healthy lifestyle, promoting self-empowerment and self-sufficiency. They also have monthly guest speakers and a core group committee to address the needs of minority women.

L.O.T.T. - Ladies Of The T

Ladies of the T is a Transgender program that looks at the Transgender community with a holistic approach while empowering them for housing, job placement, education, legal name changing, hormone/testosterone replacement therapy and much more. Read more...

G.E.P - Giving Empowerment and Positivity

GEP is a HIV Positive Empowerment Group that uses the CDC ARTAS intervention for linkage to care. This is a closed group to men who are HIV+, regardless of age, color, or sexuality. This group meets to address short and long term survivor’s goals, raise the level of conscious thinking to live a healthy lifestyle, give and receive both emotional and practical support, sharing coping strategies, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding, and advocating in educating and protecting others from the virus. All these things to feel more empowered and find a sense of community.

Street Outreach/Nontraditional Testing

Outside of normal hours, we provide testing during nontraditional hours one night per week. We offer a safe and confidential testing area in both Durham and Raleigh where participants ages 18 and up of any race, gender, and sexuality can get tested. In exchange for their time, they receive a gift card (which varies from week to week) and free safe sex kits. Through the Street Outreach program, HIV/STD prevention messages and tools are dispersed. Our outreach workers go in pairs to distribute safe sex kits in the community in the at-risk areas (clubs, bars, bathhouses, library, shelters, bus stations, etc.) while promoting our testing hours and will offer transportation to the testing site and back.

“Love the Glove” Project

Love The Glove Project is TEC’s Condom Distribution Program. Making condoms widely available is important and a key to successful HIV prevention. Making condoms more available has been shown to increase condom availability and use among a wide range of populations, including youth and adult males, commercial sex workers, and those who engage in risky sexual activities. We have a goal to change the way our community thinks about and engage in safer sex behavior. We go to various businesses in at-risk areas and, if they agree to participate, agree to a written MOA and we take the time to educate them so as to not give any misinformation to anyone seeking the condoms. TEC monitors the condoms in each area and the participating businesses contact us when they are ready for more condoms. Read more...

NC SOAR-SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery

We often find that those who are either homeless or disabled have trouble getting affordable housing, access to appropriate services and an adequate income. This program can assist with these things as well as helping people in receiving their SSI/SSDI benefits. SOAR is recognized by local social security and mental health agencies to provide a linkage to care.

We also offer private and confidential HIV/AIDS/STD testing and counseling. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

We provide a linkage to care, safe space, referrals, and coordinated case management.