Strengthening OurSelves (SOS) is a Peer lead social & support network to educate and support persons living with and their caregivers, friends, and family living in Prince George's County.
Strengthening OurSelves is a program of the Solid Rock Full Gospel Baptist Church, Ministries International Inc.
The program's funding is made possible by a generous grant from the P.G. County Department of Health.
Join Us the Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month @ 7pm.
The Dyson Caregiver program provides in-house support to aging individuals with limited mobility and chronic illness that have been exacerbated as a result of HIV/AIDs. Caregivers are placed in the home of clients to provide direct tasks aimed to improve the lives of each person. Tasks such as light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal prep, pharmacy/store runs, appointment scheduling and socialization. In addition, our experienced caregivers assist with identifying additional resources for all clients and their families/support systems. Our Strengthening OurSelves (SOS) program, is one example of an additional support service that caregivers can link clients and their support systems to through the Dyson Caregiver Program.
According to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2022-2025, Black women are disproportionately affected by HIV, more so than women of other races and ethnicities. Although annual HIV infections remained stable among Black women from 2015 to 2019, the rate of new HIV infections is still higher among Black women than among women from other racial and ethnic population groups. Conversely, retention in care and sustainable viral suppression for Black cisgender women living with HIV is lower for these same groups of women. Want to know more?
A VIIV HEALTHCARE AMP GRANT SPONSORED PROJECT
The purpose of the Ribbon Organizing Center (ROC) is to support Gilead Sciences HIV/AGE Positively initiative grantees by proviprehensive technical assistance to strengthen their capacity to respond to the changing social and health care needs of an aging HIV population, ensure access to high-quality HIV primary care and aging services, and advocate for public policies that will enhance the well-being, quality of life, and dignity of all aging persons living long and fulfilling lives with HIV.
Common Threads (CT) is an integrated HIV trauma-informed, stigma-reduction intervention that enhances the ability of BlacBWLWH to powerfully share their lived experiences with each other and others of their choice. The purpose of the CT intervention is to enlighten participants to the commonality of certain aspects of the human experience, the interconnectedness of specific lived experiences, and how these experiences may or may not have increased vulnerability to HIV.
Ribbon provides capacity-building assistance (CBA), training and technical support, leadership development, organizational development, and a trauma-informed approach to health equity and racial justice. We offer workforce development and job training for patient navigators, community health workers, and peer specialists. Our staff provides meeting and conference planning for groups of 6 -500.
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The Academy assists people living with HIV (PLWH) to overcome the barriers and to obtain and sustain meaningful employment. The Academy's focus is on readiness, preparation, and training (RPT) for PLWH. The Academy is designed to build the capacity of PLWH through education, training, coaching, and skills needed to perform jobs in the prevention, care, and treatment of individuals living with HIV.