Founded by a woman who had lost both her husband and youngest child to AIDS, The Women's Collective is a peer-led, grassroots organization annually serving some 250 low-income women, girls, and their families who live with or are at risk for HIV/AIDS. Faced with poverty, homelessness, violence, and drug abuse, many do not even consider HIV the most pressing problem they face. And with limited incomes (often less than $10,000 a year) most lack access to quality healthcare. TWC dismantles the barriers, providing a continuum of care: HIV counseling and testing, peer-support, emergency assistance, and help navigating the complex healthcare system. Prevention efforts target at-risk youth while testing onsite, at partner agencies, and via a mobile unit, serves over 500 individuals each year and provides education and information to thousands more. TWC's advocacy allows women and girls throughout DC to reach policy makers on a broad array of issues at the intersection of HIV, poverty, homelessness, and health equity. Catalogue donors: dig deep to support this extraordinary organization.