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Our Work

"For us, by us"

Prosperity Project

Funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health, this three-tier strategic intervention was developed to improve representation of Black gay, bisexual, and same-gender-loving (GBMSM) men in local community planning, improve Black GBMSM male satisfaction with health and human services, increase sense of provider responsibility to deliver excellent service to Black GBMSM men, and increase provider capacity to provide culturally responsive services to Black GBMSM men.

Caucus Connect

Our scheduled engagement

opportunities for community members to stay connected with the Caucus  

Caucus CORE

We provide opportunities for Black SGL men to become leaders within and advocates for their community. Caucus Corps is the membership and advisory body of Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, where we cultivate the leadership capacity of men in our community. More intensive opportunities for involvement are available to Corps members who participate in the advisory board.

Caucus CODEX

We centralize community assets and other organizations relevant to Black SGL men. We ensure that our brothers access resources that will positively impact their health and wellness. 

Mind, Body, and Soul Wellness Circle

Funded by ViiV Healthcare and Gilead, the Mind, Body, and Soul, Health and Wellness Circle (Wellness Circle) is designed to support community-wide efforts to engage and/or re-engage and maintain Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) into a range of health-related services.

four black-led CBOs; Alliance Care 360, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Project VIDA, Task Force Prevention and Community Services, Pride in the Pews, Faith-Dolton UMC have gathered and formed the Wellness Circle.

Objectives:
1) Increased ease of access, linkage, and retention to culturally relevant, gender-confirming, holistic wellness services including physical, spiritual, and mental health programming for Black GBMSM individuals in the Chicago metro area.

2) Improved health accountability and individual health planning and navigation among Black GBMSM.

3) 5of program participant refer a friend or Colleague to one of the partner agencies and the individual utilizes Wellness Circle resources.