Is a group of professional and non-professional African American Men endeavoring to implement outreach services to the community. We provide HIV/AIDS education, awareness, mentoring, and confidential support to the Same Gender Loving population. We will also provide a safe and non-threatening environment for social interaction.
Initially this group of eight African American Men gathered at each others homes monthly for social and brotherly bonding. They decided that they wanted to start doing community service as a collective group within their community. The connection of cities happened during a weekend camping trip. Three members of the Chattanooga group met two members of BU-Nashville group. These members were invited and attended the Brothers United Winter Retreat in December of 1997. After that weekend experience, the inception of the name and logo for Chattanooga was developed. January 1999 marked the first year that this group was associated with Chattanooga CARES, AIDS Resource Center. It also marked the first time that a Network Chapter and Agency recognized the works of the BU-Nashville Coordinator. The 1998 Spirit Award was presented to him during the Annual BU of Chattanooga Event held in January. For local information contact Reggie.
Brothers United of Chattanooga works closely with Chattanooga CARES, the local AIDS Service Organization, and helps to provide educational opportunities to people infected & affected by HIV. The BU Chattanooga chapter hosts an annual event in January over the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend. This event not only brings members from the entire BU Network of Tennessee together, but is also very popular to brothas from other cities such as Atlanta, DC, and other surrounding states.