Prevention Programs

Sistas In The Know

This program addresses the HIV/AIDS epidemic among heterosexual African-American women living in high risk Chicago community areas by conducting targeted outreach and testing, linking women to medical care and referring them to high impact prevention interventions and a range of support services to help them make informed decisions about their health. As a result, women learn their HIV status, receive prevention education, have increased access to care and reduce the transmission of HIV, leading to improved health outcomes.      

For more information about Sistas In The Know, please call 708.239.8093. ​

 

WILLOW

Live your best life.  Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women (WILLOW) intervention is a social-skills building and educational intervention for adult women living with HIV. It consists of 4 four-hour sessions that provide skills, education and information to adult women who are HIV positive in the Chicagoland area. WILLOW emphasizes:

  • Gender pride
  • Stress management and coping strategies 
  • Enhances awareness of STD transmission and HIV re-infection 
  • Distinguishes between healthy and unhealthy relationships​

For more information about the WILLOW program, contact 708.239.8057.

 

VOICES/VOCES

The VOICES/VOCES group-based program has an informative curriculum, which uses film and video scenes that are designed to encourage consistent use of condoms and provide participants with the useful tools to improve communication with your partner about the importance of condom use. 

For more information, please call 708.239.8090. 

 

Healthy Relationships

This small group intervention helps participants develop problem solving skills to make informed and safe decisions about disclosure and behavior.  Using film and video clips to foster discussion and learning, this program is intended for young and adult African-American HIV positive MSM living on Chicago's South Side.

For more information, please call 708.239.8080.​

 

Youth Prevention

ACCESS offers programming and classes to empower youth to take control of their health and better their lives. Educational topics covered include:

  • Life skills (anger management, stress, self-confidence, healthy relationships) 
  • Prevention (HIV/AIDs, STIs and gang violence) 
  • Health education 
  • Job readiness and employment placement assistance

For more information on our current classes, please call 708.239.8063.