Monday, November 30, 2009

World AIDS Day

Hello. This is a health message from Community Voice Mail and, the Federal HIV/AIDS information source.

Tuesday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. This is an important day for us to remember the friends, family, and community members who we have lost to AIDS, and to honor those working to respond to HIV.

It is also an opportunity to remind ourselves that help and treatment are available for people with HIV – which is why it is so important to know if you have HIV. If you’ve never had an HIV test, or if your last test was a while ago, I encourage you to get an HIV test. HIV tests can be quick and there are many places that offer them for free.

To find an HIV testing center near you, call the Arizona HIV Care Hotline at 1-877-448-7020. You can call 24 hours a day and someone will answer your questions and help you find a free or inexpensive testing center. Here’s the phone number again: 1-877-448-7020

We encourage you to share this information with your friends and family. Together we can address HIV and AIDS in our communities!

Here are the 4 HIV testing sites I know of in the valley;
Chicanos Por La Causa HIV CARE 602-695-3056
Ebony House HIV CARE 602-718-8466
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS 602-307-5330
Arizona Testing and Counseling 602-506-2934

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

This broadcast is about the Free Thanksgiving meals being offered around the valley this Thursday.

Starting with the North West Valley in El Mirage
At 10am to 1130am the Santa Teresita Catholic church will have their Thanksgiving Meal Service in their El Mirage Dining Room. The address is 14016 N. Verbena Street, El Mirage (crossroads are Verbena and Ventura, just south of the 60 and north of Thunderbird)

The next three are in Down Town Phoenix
The first one is serving from 11am - 1245pm at the Saint Vincent de Paul Church. They will be having their Thanksgiving Meal Service at their 1075 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix location which is just east of CASS

The second one will be serving from 5pm - 6pm at another Saint Vincent de Paul Church located at 420 W. Watkins Road, Phoenix which is south of the I-17 and east of 7th ave. This is a high volume location, this means they will have more room compared to other locations.

The third down town location will be serving from 8am to 1pm at the Wyndham Hotel the address is 50 E. Adams St crossroads are Adams st east of central ave.

The next one is in North Phoenix in the Sunnyslope area. Again at a Saint Vincent de Paul Church their address is 9227 N. 10th Avenue, Phoenix south of Hatcher rd and west of 7th ave. Their service is from 5pm - 6pm in their Sunnyslope Dining Room. This is another high volume dinner but for families only. Families are welcome at all other locations but this one is family only.

The last Thanksgiving meal being offered is in Mesa at the Mesa Dining Room located at 67 W. Broadway Road, Mesa from 930am - 1130am

Please try to arrive early.
I also want to wish everyone a happy holidays. Everyone of you is in my thoughts and prayers these holidays please do what you can to stay safe.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Project Homeless Connect Event

The next Project Homeless Connect will happen this Tuesday, November 10th at the
First Southern Baptist Church from 7AM to 3:30PM

The address is 405 N Third Street Buckeye, AZ 85326 - (click for map)
The First Southern Baptist Church is North of Monroe St. on 3rd St. in Buckeye.

Project Homeless Connect events offer instant access to the resources you need to start the journey back to health, financial stability and housing. This includes access to goods - like food and clothing - and services such as counseling and job placement.

For volunteer opportunities please visit the Project Homeless Connect website

Hope you can make it out to the event

Free Health Event

The Valley’s homeless are becoming increasingly susceptible to health problems because of the colder weather.

A Valley acupuncture school is helping to warm the local homeless population with a free acupuncture clinic designed to address ailments ranging from cold to addiction.

Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture College & Clinic students and faculty will be set up at the New Arid Club which is part of the Lodestar Day Resource Center located at;

1201 W Madison St
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3123
(SW corner of 12th Ave. and Madison)

They will be setup on Tuesdays at 1pm to give free treatments