Upper Lafayette Recognizes Talent of Claude Martin: CEO of Acadiana C.A.R.E.S

Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. fountain
Featured photo: Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. fountain. Photo by Claude Martin

Acadiana is blessed with many non-profit agencies that meet the needs in our community. A few, however, stand out for their bold programming and ability to truly make a difference in the lives of individuals who have nowhere else to turn. Acadiana C.A.R.E.S (an acronym for Concern for AIDS Relief, Education and Support), located on five acres at 809 Martin Luther King Drive, is one such organization. Offering 76,000 square feet of offices, living areas and lush community spaces, it is an oasis in the middle of the city.

Claude Martin, CEO of Acadiana C.A.R.E.S, is the inspirational force behind C.A.R.E.S’ mission to address issues associated with HIV/AIDS, provide education and services for HIV prevention, and care for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Substance abuse counseling, case management, housing, medication, transportation and financial assistance are among the many services provided by C.A.R.E.S. See acadianacares.org for more information on the many services and facilities offered.

We thought you might enjoy some of the beautiful photos Claude has shared over the past few years. Thank you, Claude, for the kind heart and gentle spirit which enriches us all. Upper Lafayette is fortunate to have you and Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. as loyal members.