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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 

 

 

POZitive ATTITUDES IS NOW:  

“THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP”

LOCATED AT “SUNSERVE”

2312 WILTON DRIVE. WILTON MANORS 33305  

UPSTAIRS MEETING ROOM

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We are pleased to announce that POZitive Attitudes group will now be meeting on THURSDAYS (instead of Wednesdays) at “SUNSERVE” located close to the World AIDS Museum on Wilton Drive. Meetings are at 7 PM to 9 PM, as always.

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There are many benefits that will allow our Group to meet privately, distraction free, in a LGBT organization space.  It’s easy walking to many restaurants, clubs and entertainment areas off WILTON MANOR DRIVE. See list below of “SUNSERVE” Departments & Outreach Services!

 

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FEATURES OF SUNSERVE LOCATION

*  MANY RESTAURANTS, CLUBS, SHOPS WALKING DISTANCE

 

*  THURSDAY NIGHTS ARE CONVENIENT FOR MOST

 

*  LOCATED IN LARGE LGBT NON-PROFIT SPACE

 

*  SUNSERVE HAS HIV+ CLIENTS TO REFER US

 

*  FREE USE OF FACILITIES –  PRIVATE ROOM

 

*  COMFORTABLE SEATS – TABLES 

 

*  LARGE TV MEDIA SCREEN & WIFI

 

*  STORAGE & KITCHEN AREAS

 

* FREE PARKING & MORE

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“SUNSERVE” DEPARTMENTS  

(954) 764-5150  

WWW.SUNSERVE.ORG

Contact Directly for

Services & Information

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 * Mental Health (Counseling and Groups)

* HIV Case Management

* Senior Day Center and Services

* Transgender Services

* Youth Services

* Women’s Services

 

 

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REMINDER

Tonight’s Group is also a WORLD AIDS MUSEUM event.

 Presentation starts at 7 PM

 

We have a special guest speaker, Bryan Wilson, with SUNSERVE, who will present an interactive video and discuss how his large nonprofit agency is serving the HIV+ and LGBTQ Community. 

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Many people (including myself) did not realize this agency has 6 departments and a large staff. They are prepared to help you and are located down the street on Wilton Drive.

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Bryan Wilson, M.S.Ed.
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SUNSERVE DEPARTMENTS

 
 
 * Mental Health (Counseling and Groups)
 
* HIV Case Management
 
* Senior Day Center and Services
 
* Transgender Services
 
* Youth Services
 
* Women’s Services
 
 
 

Bryan will also share a bit about the LGBTQ Proficiency training programs impact on biases in the workplace (possibly at businesses you already support) and an understanding of spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics.

 

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REMINDER


Steve is out of town.  

John Ramos will be group facilitator this week. 

 

I have a very special guest speaker, Bryan Wilson, with SUNSERVE, who will present an interactive video and discuss how his large nonprofit agency is serving the HIV+ and LGBTQ Community. 

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Many people (including myself) did not realize this agency has 6 departments and a large staff. They are prepared to help you and are located down the street on Wilton Drive.

wilson
Bryan Wilson, M.S.Ed.
 image2sssss
 
 

SUNSERVE DEPARTMENTS

 
 
 * Mental Health (Counseling and Groups)
 
* HIV Case Management
 
* Senior Day Center and Services
 
* Transgender Services
 
* Youth Services
 
* Women’s Services
 
 
 

Bryan will also share a bit about the LGBTQ Proficiency training programs impact on biases in the workplace (possibly at businesses you already support) and an understanding of spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics.

 

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Steve is out of town.  

John Ramos will be group facilitator this week. 

 

We have a very special guest speaker, Bryan Wilson, with SUNSERVE, who will present an interactive video and discuss how his large nonprofit agency is serving the HIV+ and LGBTQ Community. 

 

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Many people (including myself) did not realize this agency has 6 departments and a large staff. They are prepared to help you and are located down the street on Wilton Drive.

wilson
Bryan Wilson, M.S.Ed.
 image2sssss
 
 
SUNSERVE DEPARTMENTS
 
 
 * Mental Health (Counseling and Groups)
 
* HIV Case Management
 
* Senior Day Center and Services
 
* Transgender Services
 
* Youth Services
 
* Women’s Services
 
 

Bryan will also share a bit about the LGBTQ Proficiency training programs impact on biases in the workplace (possibly at businesses you already support) and an understanding of spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics.

 

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Steve is out of town.  John 
Ramos will be group facilitator this week. 

 

We have a very special guest speaker, Bryan Wilson, with SUNSERVE, who will present an interactive video and discuss how his large nonprofit agency is serving the HIV+ and LGBTQ Community. THEY HAVE A LARGE STAFF OF PROFESSIONALS!

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Many people (including myself) did not realize this agency has 6 departments. They are prepared to help you and are located down the street from WAM.
wilson
Bryan Wilson, M.S.Ed.
 image2sssss
 
 
SUNSERVE DEPARTMENTS
 
 
 * Mental Health (Counseling and Groups)
 
* HIV Case Management
 
* Senior Day Center and Services
 
* Transgender Services
 
* Youth Services
 
* Women’s Services
 
 

Bryan will also share a bit about the LGBTQ Proficiency training programs impact on biases in the workplace (possibly at businesses you already support) and an understanding of spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics.

 

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Hurricane Harvey Shutters AIDS Foundation Houston

Plus: How people with HIV can prepare for and survive a natural disaster

August 29, 2017
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey has displaced tens of thousands of Texans and shuttered countless businesses, including AIDS Foundation Houston. According to the AFH website, the nonprofit service organization will tentatively reopen on Tuesday, September 5.
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AFH serves over 200 people living with HIV and residing in six housing programs. Although the storm has damaged some of the housing, AFH’s current clients are safe. Nevertheless, writes the group, “there are people living with HIV/AIDS who have been displaced from their homes and will need emergency shelter, food and other basic needs.”
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AFH is now accepting emergency donations for clients displaced by Harvey. The organization writes: “Please consider making a donation to AIDS Foundation Houston as we strive to provide safe housing, food pantry services, and other support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Houston. Our biggest immediate needs are funds to make building repairs to our housing programs and to stock our food pantry.”
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Although the AHF site includes emergency resource information, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website includes a page on disaster preparedness specifically for people taking HIV medications. It lists the steps to take before a disaster strikes (hint: keep a copy of your medical information and be sure your prescriptions are up to date) and what to do when instructed to evacuate. The Texas DSHS has also been tweeting directions for people who have lost their HIV medications during the storm:
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According to End HIV Houston, a collaborative effort of HIV leaders to fight the local epidemic, about 22,500 people are living with the virus in the Houston area (12th in the nation for new cases of HIV), and Texas has 4 million uninsured residents, the highest in the country.
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In the wake of the hurricane, End HIV Houston is assisting people living with the virus. Visit the website or email publicaffairs@legacycommunityhealth.org for information on how you can help.
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For more lessons on emergency preparedness, check out the firsthand tips from HIV-positive survivors of natural disasters in the POZ article “How to…Survive a Disaster.”
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HIV advocates have also been sharing related tips on social media: FACEBOOK, TWITTER.
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LGBT newspaper The Washington Blade offers a rundown on LGBT-related relief funds to help storm victims, including the Trans Disaster Relief Fund.

 

– John Ramos. 🌈
 

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THE TOPIC THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 is PoZitively Healthy, 10 Fitness & Nutrition Tips to Achieve Your Best Health, being presented by special guest speaker Peter Jackson, owner of Push Fitness.

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THE TOPIC THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014 is PoZitively Healthy, 10 Fitness & Nutrition Tips to Achieve Your Best Health, being presented by special guest speaker Peter Jackson, owner of Push Fitness.

PozFitness-lecture-promo

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** HELP **
Shout out to all my Ft. Lauderdale friends…I just learned that Poverello Food Panty is having to close until around March due to economy and lack of donations. We have all been blessed in different ways and we all to often “take when we should give” and when it hurts we should “give some more” so let’s help out our community family and drop off an extra $10 or $20, here and there, in can goods or dry goods, buy one and get one free and drop off the free. Or simply make a Tax Deductible Cash Donation ! -RJ

Poverllo provides life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are living in Broward County and meet specified qualifications for services.

2292 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
954-561-3663

Foodbank – Serving over 875 meals each day!
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 3 pm

So Give what you can.

FYI: The display case in room 200 with the HIV/AIDS memorabilia is on loan from Poverello, so they do support our group.

-Steve

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Sometimes being #1 is NOT what you where you want to be, like being #1 on the ADAP Waiting List. But that’s where we are, by A LOT. And Broward County has 342 patients on the Waiting Listing according to the Department of Health.
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National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
The ADAP Watch

September 24, 2010

ADAPs With Waiting Lists (3,441 individuals in 9 states*, as of September 23, 2010)
1. Florida: 1,796 individuals
2. Georgia: 553 individuals
3. Louisiana: 439 individuals**
4. Ohio: 232 individuals
5. Kentucky: 227 individuals
6. South Carolina: 148 individuals
7. North Carolina: 36 individuals
8. Montana: 10 individuals
9. Iowa: 0 individuals (program capped on September 15, 2010)

ADAPs With Other Cost-Containment Strategies (Instituted Since April 1, 2009, as of July 22, 2010)
AdvertisementArizona: reduced formulary
Arkansas: reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 200% FPL
Colorado: reduced formulary
Georgia: reduced formulary, implemented medical criteria, continued participation in the Alternative Method Demonstration Project (AMDP)
Illinois: reduced formulary
Iowa: reduced formulary
Kentucky: reduced formulary
Louisiana: discontinued reimbursement of laboratory assays
Missouri: reduced formulary
North Carolina: reduced formulary
North Dakota: capped enrollment, instituted annual expenditure cap, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Ohio: reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL (disenrolled 257 clients)
South Carolina: instituted annual expenditure cap, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Utah: reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 250% FPL (disenrolled 89 clients)
Washington: instituted client cost sharing, reduced formulary (for uninsured clients only)
Wyoming: reduced formulary

ADAPs Considering New/Additional Cost-Containment Measures (Before March 31, 2011***)
Arizona: establish waiting list
Colorado: establish waiting list
Florida: reduce formulary, lower financial eligibility to 350% FPL
Illinois: reduce formulary, institute monthly expenditure cap, lower financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Idaho: establish waiting list
New Jersey: reduce formulary, lower financial eligibility
Ohio: disenroll approximately 861 clients based on new medical criteria
Oregon: reduce formulary, institute client cost sharing
Puerto Rico: reduce formulary
Rhode Island: lower financial eligibility to 200% FPL
South Carolina: disenroll 200 clients, establish annual expenditure cap
Virginia: establish waiting list
Washington: require all clients to enroll in insurance, lower financial eligibility to 275% FPL
Wyoming: establish waiting list, reduce formulary, institute client cost sharing

* As a result of ADAP Emergency Funding, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota, and Utah have eliminated their waiting lists.
** Louisiana has a capped enrollment on their program. This number is a representation of their current unmet need.
*** March 31, 2011 is the end of ADAP FY2010. ADAP fiscal years begin April 1 and end March 31.

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