Standing to Achieve New Directions
...Changing Lives for the Better
STAND, Inc., is a Georgia based organization that was established in 1999 by Charles Sperling.
Headquartered in DeKalb County, it is recognized as one of metropolitan Atlanta’s leading non-profit organizations focusing on comprehensive services for reentry, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse intervention and prevention.
STAND strives to make certain its efforts enhance civic accountability and productive stewardship, public safety and family preservation; thereby, ultimately, reducing an ever growing economic burden.
Board of Directors
Elton Andrews, Chair
Chauncey Cherry, Vice-Chair
Diane Sherman, Secretary
Jamila Hoyett, Treasurer
– Where we are going
STAND aspires to be a positive force in creating hope, power and self-determination for underserved individuals suffering from social issues and diseases.
– What we do
STAND provides comprehensive solutions and evidence-based interventions to underserved individuals dealing with HIV, mental health issues, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence and re-entry.
Over the past decade, STAND has developed, implemented and administered effective preventive behavioral health services, research, and comprehensive program evaluation.
L. Neicey Johnson
“Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming”.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
German writer, scientist, and philosopher
At STAND Inc., we don’t focus on where our clients come from, our emphasis is on where they are capable of going.