Collaboration For Progress

Curative’s success this past year has been due to the incredible partnerships we’ve built with community-based organizations, local governments, churches, and key stakeholders. We’re honored to have been their trusted partner for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Here are highlights from the work we’ve done with our partners.

Los Angeles LBGT – Center South

“Our goal for this partnership with Curative is to provide access to the vaccine in a safe and welcoming space. We want our community to know that we are here to provide LGBTQ+A competent care and that we are responsive to their critical healthcare needs, most especially responsive to the access to vaccines and information about the current COVID-19 pandemic. Through this, we hope to continue to create partnerships with service providers that work to improve health and socio-economic outcomes for LGBTQ+A in South LA and beyond”

-David Flores, Senior Program Manager, Los Angeles LGBT Center – Center South

Homeboy Industries

“We at Homeboy Industries are so grateful to have a partner in Curative. Our community was able to come to a familiar and trusted place for COVID testing throughout the pandemic, and recently, for a vaccination clinic. Curative met our community where they are at, shining a light on hope, wellness, and connection. Thank you.”

-Thomas Vozzo, CEO of Homeboy Industries

Disability Voices United

"We want to extend our gratitude and appreciation to the Curative Team for the collaboration and opportunity to provide vaccines to our community. These efforts are important and now are on a one-on-one level. We were able to get the word out and had strong participation. One key dynamic is to ensure the full experience with our community is consistent, embracing, and validating. We managed to experience several such interactions at the event. We look forward to our next clinic and would hope to be able to continue our collaboration till every last person has received a vaccine."

– Fernando Antonio Gomez

West Angeles Church

“As pastor of West Angeles Church, we have been honored to be a vaccination clinic site for Covid-19 vaccines to the community. In collaboration with Curative and Los Angeles County Department of Health, West Angeles Church, we are proud to be a part of this great venture. It has been a joy to interact with not only our church members who have not been able to worship at the West Angeles Cathedral for over a year, but also with the community at large. We look forward to continuing to assist in this monumental effort.”

– Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. Senior Pastor, West Angeles Church

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services

“Curative has been an amazing partner that has resulted in the expansion of our Neighborhood Outreach Strategy. Curative opened a neighborhood site at Home City Housing. That walk-up site has been instrumental in encouraging our residents to get vaccinated. It is also important to acknowledge Dr. Sly Douglas who has integrated the work of Curative into the Springfield community. He listened to our ideas and implemented them using a collaborative model.”

– Springfield Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris

“I want to thank Dr. Sly Douglas and the team at Curative for their continued partnership with my administration’s vaccine distribution operations. Working with the Baker-Polito Administration, our state delegation, Springfield’s Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, and our local medical institutions we were able to stand up not only a mass vaccination clinic in our city but also numerous strategically located neighborhood vaccination sites in our community. Curative played a key and pivotal role in collaborating with my administration’s coordinated efforts of making the COVID-19 vaccine as readily available to our residents as possible, especially for our most vulnerable and underserved populations.”

– Springfield Mayor Sarno

Marin County Public Health Department

“The Curative mobile unit has been an important tool for equity in our vaccine plan. We know not everyone can get to our mass vaccination sites. There’s no better way to vaccinate hard-to-reach groups than to bring the vaccine to them.”

– Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer

City of Berkeley

“This van provides a completely new type of option to serve our community that we haven’t quite been able to fill yet. Part of this is that vaccinating the entire community is a very holistic response, so you need different puzzle pieces to make it all happen. The Curative van helps us move our operations to community organizations and directly bring this service for them and the communities they serve.”

– Katie Hawn, Emergency Services Coordinator at City of Berkeley

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

“We deserve the opportunity in every community to have the option to take or not take the vaccine. In many low-income or heavily-impacted communities, it’s not even accessible. For vaccines to come to South Berkeley and be accessible, it’s huge. 52% of African Americans in Berkeley are in the South Berkeley area so it’s very important for this to be visible to our people and those impacted by the pandemic greatly.”

– Kevin Craddock II, Lead Pastor of EBC