Women’s Services Program

Our Women’s Services Program (WSP) helps prevent new HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and Hepatitis C (HCV) infections, primarily among women of color.

A Prevention Specialist and an Education & Tester provide testing, counseling, and educational interventions to engage women who are at high risk for new infections, including:

  • substance users and their partners
  • female partners of men who have sex with men
  • women diagnosed with STDs
  • women with a history of trauma, sexual, emotional and physical abuse
  • sex workers, incarcerated women and recent releases
  • homeless or unstably housed women
  • immigrant wome
  • pregnant women and women of childbearing age
  • women in sexual relationships whose status is unknown, or who are in sero-discordant relationships

The Women’s Services Program is designed to make women feel safe, secure, listened to, empowered and, most importantly, have a “voice and choice” in all matters related to their healthcare.

WSP also works with male and female partners of at-risk women. It doesn’t matter if a woman identifies as heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, or queer: WSP is here to help women of color empower and protect themselves from HIV, STDs and HCV. WSP will provide services within Westchester, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties all of which have the largest communities of women of color in the Hudson Valley.

To learn more and access the program, please contact:

Jennifer Brathwaite, Director of Education & Prevention

(845) 471-0707 x22