Women's Collective workers - including, from left, Olethia McBride, Carolyn Wade, Sherene Ellerbe, and Lawanna Dixon - work out of a cramped four-bedroom apartment in Northeast Washington. According to director Pat Nalls, "The challenge that we face, of course, is money. There's been a push on prevention work ... you need to find out your HIV status ... The problem is, a lot of the care money has been chopped, chopped, chopped. So you're getting this mass media campaign [that says] test, test, test, but when you get the people coming in positive, you don't have the money to take care of them."
The Washington Post