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Women Alive Activities

Fall/Winter 2000

Arts & Crafts
Back by popular demand! Get together for fun and relaxation. Make something nice. Keep it or use it as a gift for someone else. Meets every Thursday at alternating locations. Twice a month in Compton/Lynwood area and twice a month in the Mid-City Los Angeles area.

Positive Recovery Group
A 12-step group for women living with HIV or an AIDS diagnosis who are also recovering from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Every Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. 1566 S. Burnside Avenue. To join the group, please call Mae at 1.800.554.4876.

Heterosexuals Too (2)!
Coming soon to Long Beach. March 2001. Women Alive will host a bi-monthly support group for heterosexual women and men. Call Brenda for exact time and location. Intake is required. 1.323.965.1564.

Women-Focused Medical Updates
Women Alive hosts regularly scheduled medical updates with a focus on what's new for women with HIV/AIDS. Educational dinners are an excellent way to stay up-to-date with information on medications to treat HIV infection. To reserve your seat at the next update call Tammy at 1.323.965.1564.

Every Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 by appointment only. Regular members of the Thursday night group can access same day scheduling. Call Tammy at 1.323.965.1564.

Voices with a Message: Peer Support and Treatment Information Hotline
Operated by women volunteers who are themselves living with HIV/AIDS. If you just need to talk, give us a call. Reach out, connect with other HIV+ women. Find support and a sense of community. Treatment information is available on request and a peer Treatment Educator is ready to talk about your treatment concerns. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am to 6pm.

1.800.554.4876. Se habla Español. To volunteer call Ana at 1.323.965.1564.

Marilyn Howell Memorial HIV Center for Women
Join us for a support group for women living with an HIV and/or AIDS diagnosis. The group is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 5:00-7:00pm in Lynwood 1.323.564.9899.

Heterosexuals Too!
Enjoy an evening with people who share common issues, fears, hopes and concerns in a safe and friendly atmosphere. A peer support group for HIV+ heterosexual women and men. Intake is required. Call Tammy at 1.323.965.1564.

Latinas Activas
Les invita al grupo de soporte y relajamiento. Donde usted pueda ser escuchada o intercambiar información. ¿Quiera saber mas acera del medicamento o nuevas medicinas? Quisiera saber que preguntas hacerle al medico o sugerencias. Todos Los Jueves. Cualquier pregunta hacerca del cuidado de niños y transportación. Llamar al 1.323.965.1564 y pregunte por Marina.

Every Thursday at 5:30 pm -- 1566 S. Burnside Ave. Call in advance to arrange transportation or child care. For more info, call Marina at 1.323.965.1564.

Treatment Information and Advocacy Program
If you have questions about your medical care, treatments and/or lab work, and/or if you need someone to go with you to your doctors appointment, call Marina, Cathy, LaVerne, Brenda, and/or Mae -- Our Treatment Advocate Team can be reached either by calling the hotline number (1.800.554.4876) or the office number at 1.323.965.1564.

(Bilingual Spanish speaking available.)

Positive Images
Many of us living with the virus sometimes don't feel so good about ourselves. But when we get together and hang out, we find that we're not so different after all.

Join Positive Images, The Women. "The Party-Line" a support group on the phone for women. CALL 1.888.600.4767 Tuesday 7-9pm. Every Thursday is "Co-Ed Night" on the chat line so, tell Mr. boyfriend to call in too. For more information call Tammy at 1.323.965.1564.

Food Pantry
Once-a-month grocery giveaway day. Call Tammy for an appointment at 1.323.965.1564.

Heterosexual + Mixer
The last Saturday of Every month. Bar-B-Que, music, friends and fun. Children are welcome. Transportation, as budgets allow. 1pm to 4pm at 2645 Industry Way in Lynwood. 1.323.965.1564.

Mental Health Counseling
Specialized counseling is available for the whole family. Whether it's mom, or the kids who are having a hard time coping with HIV, help is available. Therapy for those with HIV infection is offered. Call Karyl Draper at 1.323.931.4462.

Become a Promotora
If you are interested in becoming a community educator, sign up for the training. Learn HIV/AIDS prevention information and share it with others. Completion certificates are awarded at the end of the training. Stipends are provided for those who train others in their own neighborhoods. Agency requests are welcomed. Call Brenda at 1.323.965.1564.

Sea una Promotora
Si usted esta interesada en ser una educadora comunitaria, apuntese para el entrenamiento. Aprenda sobre informacion en la prevencion del VIH/SIDA y compartalos con otros. se entregaran certificados a los que terminen el entrenamiento y se les dara compensacion a los que den entrenamiento a otros en sus vecindades. Agencias tambien pueden acceder al programa. Llama a Brenda al 1.323.965.1564.

Promotoras are educators. For this project they are HIV educators.

Peer Support Training
Become a Trained Peer Supporter: The HotLine/Peer training is scheduled for March/April, 2001.

  • Completion certificates are awarded.

  • Stipends are provided for those who provide peer-to-peer support on the national HotLine/back to the workforce project: "Voices With A Message."

To enroll in the training and participate as a peer, call Ana at 1.800.554.4876.

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