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Women in the Loop

Summer 1998

Support Groups, etc

Women at Risk
Beverly Hills: Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Culver City: HIV+ Women in Recovery, Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Hermosa Beach: Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday, of each month, 7:00 - 8:30pm Harbor City - Kaiser Permanente
- Meets twice monthly for Kaiser members

Lynwood: - Women of color meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30pm

San Fernanda:- Meets every other Wednesday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Torrance: - South Bay Being Alive Women's Group in start up mode for 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 7:00 - 8:30pm

Couples Group: - This group is for HIV+ women and their HIV-partners. Meets in Santa Monica twice a month -- needs participants.

Women At Risk: We invite you to call 310.204.1046 for more information about our groups and to assure your seat there. All information is confidential and groups are co-facilitated by a professional and a HIV+ woman. 5183 Overland Ave. #B, Culver City, CA 90230. Le invitahos a llamar a 310.204.1046 para mas informacion.

For HIV+ Latinas and their families. Emotional and educational support in Spanish at the East LA Center.
Call for info: 213.727.7896

Also on Fridays at 11 am. Child care and transportation possible.

Contact Dina at 213.993.1450

Linea Gratis de Información
"Voces con Mensaje" 1.800.554.4876 - de mujeres para mujeres con VIH/SIDA. Conectaté con otras mujeres. Encuentra apoyo, sentido de comunidad y voz.

Crisis Hotline
Spanish: 800.303.7432

Support for Mom
Mothers of AIDS Patients is a support group offering confidential counseling and emotional support to those who have or have had a family member or loved one with HIV/AIDS. Group meets the first and third Wednesday at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blv. Torrance, CA 90509, in Room M, Second Floor Outpatient Area (west side of hospital).

Women with Children
Valley HIV/AIDS Center: Every Tuesday, 11:30am - 1pm. 6850 Van Nuys Blvd. Childcare provided:

Call Chris 818.908.3840

Battering Hotlines
Fully Bilingual and Bicultural. 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. 1.800.585.6231.

Linea Informativa Del SIDA. Información, referencias y apoyo llamadas gratis y confidenciales. Southern California, Bilingual AIDS hotline: 9:00 to 9:00, Monday thru Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Sat./Sundays.

1.800.400.7432 (Avance Inc.)

Children's Services

Court Dependent
Caring for Babies with AIDS facilities for children who arc dependents of the court.

Case management: 213.931.9828

Tuesday's Child
Provides diapers, cribs, financial assistance and parties for HIV infected children,


Family AIDS Network services for children with HIV and their families:

213.669.5616. case management: 213.669.2463
6430 Sunset #1202

Legal Assistance

AIDS Discrimination Unit

Legal Aid Foundation

County Bar AIDS Project
213.627.2727: 617 S. Olive St.

Recovery Programs

Cry Help
11027 N. Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood.

His Sheltering Arms
6 month program for HIV+ women. Alcohol & drug free living:


Methadone Treatment
HIV/AIDS & opiate dependent. OMNI, 15519 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, Ca. 90249.

Call 310.676.9688

Medical Service

Harbor UCIA Center
Assists all HIV+ women regardless of ability to pay. Well rounded staff to help with all your needs - GYN clinic.

Call 310.222.3848

L.A. County 5p21
Assists all HIV+ women regardless of ability to pay. HIV specialists are on staff.

213.343.8255 Maternal Child Care clinic: 213.224.2662

Clinica para las Americas
Community clinic:

T.H.E Clinic for Women
Gynecological care, and family planning: 3860 West Martin Luther King Blv.

213.295.6571 Staff is multilingual

Jeffrey Goodman Clinic
The lesbian/gay services center offers an HIV women's clinic. 1625 N. Schrader, 213.993.7500

Alternative Therapies

Women Alive at 1566 S. Burnside Ave. offers massage for women every Thursday from 11am. Invigorating for the body and satisfying to the soul.

Call Aleece for an appointment: 323.965.1564


African AIDS Network
Extra Medications program: To provide Africans with HIV and AIDS access to all potential treatment options available for HIV disease and the opportunistic infections associated with HIV. At present, the (AAN) provides both medicine and medical supplies to The Centre, a clinic and skilled nursing facility in Harare, Zimbabwe.

For more information call 415.440.3722 or email

Beyond Protection
Committed to empowering youth and adults both physically and mentally through seminars, videos, and instructional materials in the fight against violence. You will learn effective, easy-to-do self defense techniques as well as gain insight to where an attack might take place, how to avoid an attack and if attacked, how to impair and escape the attacker.

For info. on lectures, workshops call 800.531.2407 or email

Project Angel Food
Project Angel Food (PAF) prepares and delivers over 900 meals daily to men, women and children living with AIDS throughout Los Angeles County. These meats are hot, nutritious and prepared by professional chefs and volunteer assistants.

If you are a woman living with HIV/AIDS and disabled by HIV you may be eligible to receive a free delicious lunch daily from Project Angel Food. Our meals are delivered daily between 12:00pm -- 2:00pm by trained volunteers. There's no need to worry about your confidentiality, our trained volunteers deliver your meal in a Ralph's shopping bag and there is absolutely nothing that identifies them as Project Angel Food Volunteers or any association with an AIDS service agency.

To get more information about starting services contact the Project Angel Food Client Hotline at 213.845.1810. Or you could have your meal delivered to Women Alive: Ask Aleece for more information

APP/Your Pharmacy
APP Pharmacy is pleased to announce the opening of its Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division. This service provides easy access to prescription services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, by TTY. Clients are also encouraged to ask questions about their medications and are provided with complete and easy to understand information by TTY or fax. This program helps remove barriers to service such as difficulty in communicating with providers and encourages independence for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in managing their own medical needs. Not only do we serve the HIV/AIDS Community, we provide services for all the medical needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the state of Florida. We accept most prescription drug plans, as well as Medicaid. Our free delivery service covers the entire state of Florida.

Please call for more information 305.893.1613 or 1.888.APP.MEDS or by TTY at 305.893.6528 or 1.888.829.4926.

Mothers of AIDS Patients
Has many specialized bereavement groups throughout Los Angeles County offering confidential counseling and emotional support to those who have or have had a family member or loved one with HIV/AIDS.

For group times & locations please call Mary Martinez 310.676.5018 or 310.543.1370.

DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.
Development Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills is a non-profit parent and professional service agency, specializing in Assistive Technology related research, development and information dissemination. DREAMMS is committed to facilitating the use of computers, assistive technologies and quality instructional technologies for students and youth with special needs in schools, homes, and the community.

For a complimentary 3 month subscription to DREAMMS monthly newsletter, DIRECTIONS: Technology in Special Education, call 607.539.3027 or email

Superb Home Health Agency
Is a licensed and medicare/medical certified home health agency that provides home health care with experienced professionals for patients who are home bound and require medical services under the direction of their personal physician.

For more information call 310.679.8644 or 800.259.3666.

Words to Heal Your Soul
Warrior Women and Men is a FREE 8-week journal writing course designed to empower, support, and nurture gay men and lesbian women of color challenged by AIDS. It will be held at the Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum/Aids Prevention Team Office, 1219 South La Brea, Los Angeles.

To register call: 310.281.6956. Or call Linda Hobbs at 310.281.6956.

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