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Support Group Info

January 1997

"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 notice.

PEER SUPPORT
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

LESBIANS
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.

WHITTIER
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. 3110.698.3850

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MONTHLY SUPPORT
Meets at different homes for a potluck. Call Just Friends at Minority AIDS Project, 213.930.1128

WOMEN AT RISK
South Bay: Alternate Mondays in Hermosa Beach. Dr. Julie Axelrod 310.204.1046
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 310.204.1046.
Central Coast: San Luis Obispo. Carol, Heather, or Michelle at 805.781.5540
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

BEREAVEMENT
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

POSITIVE NIGHTS
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 available.

HIV SYMPTOMATIC
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

LATINAS
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's HIV/AIDS Group Info


WOMEN ALIVE
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 help. 310.204.1046.

CBA
Caring for Babies with AIDS provides facilities for children up to age 5 who are dependents of the court, case management and social services. 213.931.9828.

WOMENSLINK
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

WOMENS CARE
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
LA SHANTI
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




  
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