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Women Alive Opens New Support Center

Spring '96

Women Alive is proud to announce that our new support center is now open and fully operational. It has been a 5 year long vision of the women of Being Alive: People with HIV/AIDS Action Coalition to have our own facility. "This new center is living proof that we, women with HIV disease, can take control over our own lives and address our own needs. This center marks the complete success of our work to create a social and support center run by and for women with HIV/AIDS", states Vice President, Mary Lucey.

Thank You

Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers this dream has finally been realized. Thanks also to the tireless efforts of Executive Director, Gary E. Costa for securing funding, negotiating the terms of our lease and single-handedly moving the refrigerator. Thanks to Ferd Eggan who, years ago, had the foresight to open up the membership of Being Alive to encompass women. And for spearheading the implementation of the first all women's HIV support group in Los Angeles. Thanks to Mary Lucey for her driving enduring advocacy on behalf of women with HIV/AIDS. Thanks to Walt Senterfitt for being courageous enough to fight for women and women's rights even though he's a man. Extreme gratitude to all of the Board members of Being Alive and the membership at large for their continued support.

The Women Alive Support Center will house several ongoing drop-in support groups, one-on-one peer counseling, our national peer support hot line, a library with easy to understand literature about the most current treatments and clinical trials, newsletter production, treatment advocacy, social events, acupuncture/massage, and much more!

Drop In

Please feel free to stop by during office hours: Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. All women with HIV/AIDS and our friends are welcome. Come by for any reason, whether it is to access our many programs or just to say "hi" and have a cup of coffee.

Women Alive is centrally located at 1566 Burnside Avenue, just off Venice Boulevard immediately between Hauser and Cochran or more broadly between Fairfax and La Brea, on three major MTA bus lines and close to the #7 Santa Monica Blue bus on Pico.

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Women Alive will continue to work together with other women's HIV groups in Los Angeles.




  
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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.
 

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