COMMUNITY STORY & EVENT ALERT—Luis Herrera Does Creative Costuming for Housing Works’ Annual Art Exhibit
Housing Works client and artist Luis Herrera is no stranger to getting creative. The 60-year-old self-described “friend [originally] from another country” has been an active member of the Housing Works’ art therapy program for over a decade. Herrera came to be part of Housing Works after he became ill back in 2000, at the recommendation of a friend who was part of the organization and recommended the programs to him. He joined our healing community for the support groups and has been particularly appreciative of the multiculturalism and diversity, with Housing Works clients arriving from all over the world to come together and support each other.
Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:36 am
As HIV Science & Education Improve, So Do Overall Perceptions about HIV
We have come a long way in the science of HIV since Lawrence Altman’s 1981 New York Times article about what would come to be understood as HIV/AIDS, “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals.” What was once largely regarded as a virtual death sentence with no viable, long-term treatment is now a manageable chronic disease when diagnosed early.
We now know that early, effective anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment can keep HIV-positive persons “undetectable” (i.e., virally suppressed, with fewer than 50 copies/ml of HIV detected in the blood) and healthy. And we also know today that reaching and maintaining undetectable status through effective ARV treatment …
Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:59 am
Fall in love with fashion, furniture and artwork finds at our biannual Best of Fall sales events! Stop by our Soho shop this Saturday at noon to stock up on the very best donated merchandise (get a sneak Pinterest peek here) for a fraction of retail! Each of our 12 conveniently located Shops and shophousingworks.org is participating throughout September, so there’s no excuse NOT to go.
Entry to each sale is FREE; however, Housing Works Supporter level members get one hour early access. Advocate level and above get in 30 minutes early. Join online today, or become a member at a Housing Works Thrift Shop location the same day of a Best of sale and still get …
Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Summer might have finally arrived in New York City, but fall and fall events are just around the corner at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Next week we kick September off with our monthly food writing and cookbook series, DISH. The month features returning favorites Ask Roulette, Dealmakers: Speed Networking, and Comedy Notebook. Plus, next week we are very excited to welcome four award-winning poets to read poems of the ocean. And no matter if you’re back to school or just wish you were, save on all kid’s books at the Back to Books Sale.
Posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm
COMMUNITY STORY—The Social Networker: Jack Mackenroth’s Campaign for a Cause (with VIDEO)
In just over three weeks, over 100 physical activists, along with a 60-person road crew and thousands of virtual and “real-life” supporters will come together to raise vital funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS and homelessness by completing BRAKING AIDS® Ride, a 285-mile, three-day journey by bicycle from Boston to NYC that supports Housing Works.
This year, the riders will be joined by a familiar face—former Project Runway star and notable HIV activist Jack Mackenroth. Mackenroth came on board with the goal of raising $50,000 in just seven weeks. He’s documenting his journey for his thousands of social media followers—and rewarding donors with personalized “sexy selfies” …
Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:45 am
Fellowships for Those Safeguarding Legal Rights of Those Living With HIV/AIDS
WHAT: 2014 JusticeMakers Competition
AWARD: $5,000 fellowships
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2014
International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) , a non-profit NGO founded in 2000, is dedicated to guaranteeing citizens in developing countries competent legal representation and ensuring the just implementation of criminal laws. IBJ is now accepting applications for its 2014 JusticeMakers Competition. JusticeMakers focuses on the advancement of legal reform to end the use of torture as an investigative tool and pre-trial detention.
The JusticeMakers Competition awards fellowships that include a grant of $5,000 and a support network to enable winning applicants to carry out their proposed project.Projects are geared to offers support …
Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:51 am
The following infographic appeared in The Lancet, in the publication’s “HIV and Sex Workers” series published on July 22, 2014.
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Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:48 am
On Thursday, August 7, 2014, and Friday, August 8, 2014, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) convened two regional listening sessions in New York City, the first in Harlem and the second the following day in downtown Brooklyn. Both sessions were open to the public and were well attended by Housing Works staff, clients, and volunteers, as well as numerous other representatives from the wider New York HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities.
ONAP Site Visit to Housing Works in East New York
Prior to the Brooklyn regional session, Housing Works was also pleased and honored to welcome new ONAP Director Douglas Brooks and members of his staff, who met with Housing Works staff and clients during a …
Posted on August 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm
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