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PALS Project @ The Pride Center

The PALS Project (Positive Action for Living Safely) is a part of The Pride Center Florida at Equality Park in Wilton Manors.  We provide Health and Wellness programs for individuals living with HIV.  And HIV prevention programs for all individuals to lower their risk. All our programs, services and events are free

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LIFE

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COUPLES SPEAK

The Couples Speak Program focuses on men who have sex with men in relationships and those that desire to be in a relationship.  The program is designed to strengthen relationship skills, build health skills and lower risks especially sexual health risks.  We start new cycles each month and we look forward to assisting you with embarking upon a new exciting course to strengthen your relationship skills. The Couples Speak Program is 4 weeks and you will learn to:

  • Improve healthy communication
  • Manage conflict and differences
  • Engage in fun and learning activities
  • Discuss sex openly and honestly
  • Make your love life more exciting
  • Learn to love a partner better
  • Reduce risks
  • Enhance you health
  • Have fun!

For more information contact:
Lorenzo Robertson @ 954-463-9011 ext. 306
lrobertson@pridecenterflorida.org

HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION PROGRAM

  • If you are living with HIV and are having difficulty finding the healthcare you need, getting back into healthcare after dropping out or having the right meds and staying on them, let us know.  Our Healthcare Navigator can work with you to find good medical care and support during your treatment.
  • We may also be able to help you with community resources for: insurance problems, Ryan White & ADAP, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, disability and housing assistance, etc.

For more information contact:
Rafael Reyes @ 954-463-9005 ext. 307
rreyes@pridecenterflorida.org

OUTREACH, HIV TESTING & COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

  • OUTREACH- -The PALS Project conducts outreach to communities most heavily impacted by HIV in Broward County.  We utilize traditional face-to-face outreach as well as internet-based/virtual outreach. When conducting face-to-face outreach we focus on venues where HIV positive and high risk negative MSM frequent: bars, clubs, bathhouses, and doctor’s offices.  We utilize popular social media websites, like Facebook, and social meeting, like Grinder and Growler, when conducting internet-based/virtual outreach. Our outreach efforts enable us to reach men who need our services but have never heard about our programs before.
  • HIV TESTING- -Testing for HIV is one of the smartest things you can do for your health and even for others.  HIV Testing at The Pride Center is free and confidential.  The PALS Project can help you.  Just ask any of the staff or call: 954-463-9011.
  • COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION- -We have recently expanded our outreach efforts to include two new programs: the Business Responds to AIDS (BRTA) and the Faith Responds to AIDS (FRTA).  These programs enable us to “create environments that support HIV prevention by actively involving community members in efforts to raise HIV awareness, building support for and involvement in HIV prevention efforts, motivating individuals to work to end HIV stigma, and encourage HIV risk reduction among family, friends, and neighbors.”

For more information contact:
Shanna Ratliff @ 954-463-9011 ext. 306
sratliff@pridecenterflorida.org

LIFE GOES ON INITIATIVES (Elton John AIDS Foundation)

  • The BUDDIES Program- -You will be matched with your own mentor who will empower and coach you to reduce struggles you experience with your physical, emotional or social health.  We serve individuals who are living with HIV or not.
  • Community Health & Wellness Workshops are conducted by experts in their field.  These workshops address important LGBT health issues, including those that are not often talked about.  For example: Happy Hiney Health, Prostate Pleasure, Find Mr. Right, Alternative Approaches to Healing, Stigma & Shame.
  • The Elton John Living Room is a safe drop-in space that provides social events and support to help us build a healthier LGBT community. The Living Room is a comfortable space with free WI-FI, an extensive LGBT library, and periodic social events.

For more information contact:
Michael Childers @ 954-463-9011 ext. 305
mchilders@pridecenterflorida.org

Please check out our Facebook, email us, call or stop by and visit.  Find out more about how the PALS Project can help you become healthier.  

PALS Project
The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 N. Dixie Hwy
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

954.463.9005

 PALS@pridecenterflorida.org 

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2040 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 463-9005

 

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