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Women Alive Activities

Fall 1998

Voices with a Message: Peer Support & Treatment Information Hotline
Our peer support hotline is operated by women volunteers, who are themselves, living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers offer peer to peer support to women callers from across the nation. Treatment information is available upon request and a peer Treatment Educator is ready to talk about your treatment concerns. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.
Reach out, talk to women living with HIV/AIDS. Find support and a sense of community. 800.554.4876.
Se habla Español todos en las Lunes y Viernes. To volunteer call Aleece 323.965.1564.

Heterosexuals Too!
The 1st and 3rd Friday of every month 6-8pm. 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. For more information call Aleece 323.965.1564.

Mujeres de Grupo
Every Thursday at 5:30pm -- South Burnside Avenue. Call in advance to arrange transportation and/or childcare.

Treatment Information and Advocacy Program
If you have questions about your medical care, treatments or lab work, call Justina or Marina Treatment Advocates 323.965.1564. (Bilingual Spanish speaking available.)

Thursdays 1pm-4pm. By appointment only. Call Aleece at 323.965.1564 to make an appointment.

Acupuncture Clinic
No fee, No stress. Give yourself a treat. By appointment only. Call Aleece 323.965.1564.

Yoga Classes
Every Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm. This class focuses on breath and movement used to link yoga postures into a flowing sequence designed to increase flexibility and range of motion. Come and experience the benefits of yoga for relaxation and pain and stress management. For more information call Aleece 323.965.1564.

Legal Clinic
3rd Wednesday of every month 3pm 6pm. Take care of your legal issues, get some advice. Sit down with an attorney, and get some answers to your legal questions. One-on-one consultations provided by a female attorney. By Appointment only, must schedule appt. 24 hrs in advance call Aleece 323.965.1564.

Positive Image
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. We have a little more fun and light hearted conversation. Afterwards, we feel better about ourselves and our circumstances. Join Positive Images, The Women... "The Party-Line" a support group on the phone, every Wednesday 7pm-9pm CALL 1.888.600.4747. Every Thursday is "Co-Ed Night" on the chat line. So, tell Mr. Boyfriend to call in too. Get the full benefit of a women's peer support group from your own home. We also get together every Saturday afternoon 2-4pm for crafts class and to have fun together -- see box below. For more information call Cathy 323.965.1564.

Bring Out Your Creative Talent!

By Catherine Elliott-Lopez

Hi Friends! Here we are in the midst of the Holiday season again. Do you feel creative? Would you like to do something fun on your Saturday afternoons? We would like to invite you to participate in the Women's Arts & Crafts Support Group.

This is an exciting way to take your mind off the daily grind of life, and spend an enjoyable afternoon with other women. This is not your typical Support Group, sometimes we talk about HIV, and sometimes we talk about everything else but HIV. Every week we do a new project. Some of our prior creations have included: silk flower wreaths, hand painted sun-catchers, candle holders, iron on applique aprons, jewelry, refrigerator magnets, and more!

Special projects are planned for the Holidays! Would you like to make gifts for friends or family? Please feel free to join us. We meet every Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4pm at 1566 S. Burnside Ave. in Los Angeles. This group is open to all women living with HIV/AIDS and is free of charge. Refreshments are served and transportation is available. Childcare can be arranged with prior notice. For more information please call Aleece or Cathy at 323-965-1564. See you Saturday!

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