"ALIVE ON PROTEASE"
A peer facilitated rap session. Get together and share your experience with
the new drugs/protease inhibitors. Talk to other women about their
experience with the new medications. Are they working for you? Have they
stopped working? Should I start taking them, should I wait? What other
choices do I have? Talk to others who share your hopes and fears in a safe
and completely confidential setting. If you want to find out more about the
new and upcoming treatmentss to fight HIV disease, this group is for you!
Every Monday Night from 6:00p - 7:30p. All women with HIV/AIDS are welcome,
if you're taking medications or not. Call Nina at Women Alive 213.965.1564.
Transportation is provided upon request. Childcare is available with advanced
Support group for women with HIV/AIDS. Talk to the real experts who know what
you are going through. Spanish/English support group. This is a safe place
to talk about issues of concern and get feedback. Come by for a cup of coffee
and donuts. Childcare is available. Every Thursday Morning at Women Alive:
1566 S. Burnside Ave. Los Angeles, 213.965.1564
A support group for lesbians with HIV infection. Every Tuesday night at Women
Alive: 1566 S. Burnside Av. 213.965.1564. HIV positive lesbians are invited
to bring your partners whether your partner has HIV or not.
Women's HIV+ support group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
from 7:00p-8:30p. Childcare is available, please call ahead if you need it.
Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project - 6501 Bright Ave., Whittier, CA. 90601.
Meets at different homes for a potluck. Call Just Friends at Minority AIDS
WOMEN AT RISK
South Bay: Alternate Mondays in Hermosa Beach. Dr. Julie Axelrod
Santa Monica/ Westside: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 pm. For information
call Ann or Barbara Crofford, MSW 310.204.1046
South Central: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, Particia Gay or Lynn Chamberlain
Central Coast: San Luis Obispo. Carol, Heather, or Michelle at
Women At Risk: 310.204.1046
5183 Overland Ave. #B, Culver City, CA 90230. Groups are co-facilitated by
counselors and HIV+ Women.
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
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).
EAST L.A. MOTHERS
If you are a mother who has a son, daughter or family member with HIV or
AIDS; or if you are a woman who is infected with HIV, you are not alone.
Support groups meet every Wednesday - 6p-8p at AltaMed. Call Esther Ruiz.
213.261.4350 or 213.980.4501
This group meets every third Wednesday at Little Company of Mary Hospital,
4101 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 in Room 5 of the Health Education
Building. Other Mothers of AIDS Patients support groups meet in Marina del
Rey, No. Hollywood and Whittier. A Spanish speaking group meets in Glendale.
For more information contact 310.543.1370
Turn those negative days into "positive" nights. Talk to other women who
share your concerns. Completely confidential. No intake required. Monday 6:00
- 7:30p. 213.965.1564 - 1566 S. Burnside Ave. Los Angeles. Childcare is
Drop in group every Tuesday, 12noon - 1:30p at All Saints Church, 132 N.
Euclid, Pasadena. 818.796.5633 Call them for a complete list of support
groups in the Pasadena area.
GROUP FOR USERS
If you are HIV positive and use drugs this group is for you. Learn how to
reduce harm to yourself and others without 12 steps. Call. 1.800.554.4876
LATINA SUPPORT GROUP
Every Wednesday 10:30a - noon at 1300 N. Vermont. 213.662.7420
Women Alive ofrece su nuevo grupo deapoyo en espanol todos los martes de 9:30
- 11:30 pm en la oficina de WomensCare, hay cuidado de ninos y transportacion
disponible. Para mas informacion llama al 213.662.7420. habran bocadillos
en todos los grupos.
BI-LINGUAL BATTERED HOTLINE
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1.800.585.6231.
Women Alive is a membership network by and for women with HIV/AIDS. We offer
support groups, a variety of social activities, AIDS treatment information
programs, a necessities canteen with free drugstore products, an HIV doctor
referral service, acupuncture & massage, special events and outings, and
this newsletter. Incentive payments are given to women with HIV/AIDS who
complete a one day training and commit to volunteer on our national Peer
Support Hotline. Call Nancy at 213.965.1564.
WOMEN AT RISK
WAR is a support network for women with HIV/AIDS .They provide assistance to
women and their families, a variety of support groups, and can often help out
in areas that traditional AIDS service providers can't. Call them if you need
Caring for Babies with AIDS provides facilities for children up to age 5 who
are dependents of the court, case management and social services.
WomensLink, a division of Prototypes, in Culver City, provides a variety of
services including case management and professional counseling . Call them
for a list of their activities and groups: 310.313.5138
WomensCare, a consortium effort of Prototypes and AHF, provides a variety of
services including case management and HIV/AIDS medical care. Call them for
intake and a list of their services: 213.662.7420
WOMEN FOR POSITIVE LIVING
Offers a quarterly workshop for women who have tested positive for HIV. The
workshop is free and includes lunch, child care and transportation. Call
Shanti for dates and locations. 213.962.8197