Posts Tagged ‘Mosaic’

“Risk Reduction Summer” Wrap-up BBQ

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

 

CHAPS staff will be holding a BBQ at The Mosaic Center on August 22nd from 12pm-4pm. Make sure to stop by for FREE Food and to get tested!!

 

Video: Young Adults Talk About Our Mosaic Center in Mt. Vernon

Monday, December 16th, 2013

We recently sat down with four young people at our Mosaic Center in Mount Vernon, NY and asked them what they like best about our CHAPS HIV prevention program. Here’s what they said. Contact us to find out more about our HIV prevention programs and other services available at the Mosaic Center. Visit www.mychaps.org or call (914) 699-1025 to find out more.

National HIV Testing Day is Monday, June 27th!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

National HIV Testing DayIt’s almost here: June 27, 2011, the seventeenth National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), weeks after the thirtieth anniversary of the CDC’s announcement of a strange new disease syndrome. We know it now as AIDS and the virus that causes it as HIV.

NAPWA founded National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) in 1995 in response to the HIV epidemic’s steady growth – especially in marginalized communities like people of color and men who have but also in middle-income neighborhoods where people thought, “it doesn’t happen here.” All Americans need to know they should Take the Test, Take Control, at least once a year. And we should also know that people with HIV who are in treatment with HAART drugs are significantly less at risk for passing their virus on the others than people with HIV who are not in treatment. Test-and-treat is not the whole answer to ending the epidemic, but it’s an indispensable first step.

ARCS is participating in Nationial HIV Testing Day with these events:

Orange County:

ARCS’ Project Reach Out is collaborating with a number of Newburgh-based agencies for a National HIV Testing Day event from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the corner of Johnston St. and Broadway, outside the Newburgh Ministry. FREE food, FREE fun, and FREE HIV testing. As always, HIV tests are confidential and the results are available in 20 minutes. Hosted by Project Outreach, Planned Parenthood, the Stephen Saunders Residence, TEAM Newburgh, Newburgh Ministry, H.O.N.O.R. ehg, OraSure, Hudson Health Plan and Fidelis. For more information, call Kristina at (845) 522-5756.

Sullivan County:

ARCS is collaborating with the Sullivan AIDS Task Force to create an HIV testing event on Tuesday, June 28th. More details to follow, or call Ginny at (845) 791-8871 ext 15.

Westchester County:

ARCS’ CHAPS program for young men is hosting an HIV Testing Event and Movie Night on June 27th at the MOSAIC Center, 137 South 4th Avenue in Mount Vernon! CHAPS focuses on young minority men who have sex with men but all are welcome to attend this event. See the full schedule below.

10:00am – 11:30 am – Testing available; light breakfast.

11:30am – 3:00 pm – Testing continues; healthy snacks will be served such as granola, fruit snacks, trail mix, etc.

5:00pm – 7:30 pm– Dinner and a Movie. Check back here to find out which DVD the group will be watching!

For more information, please call Santo at (914) 699-1025 ext 103.

ARCS' Westchester food pantries receive $10K from M.A.C

Friday, August 7th, 2009

This week, ARCS received a $10,000 grant from the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support its Westchester County food pantry programs. The funds will be used to purchase nutritious foods and household items from area food banks, which will be distributed to our hungry HIV-positive clients and their families who visit our Hawthorne food pantry or our Mount Vernon emergency food closet, housed in the Mosaic Center. We are deeply grateful for the continued support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, who have given generously to ARCS for the past several years.

Established in 1994 by M·A·C Cosmetics, the M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its first VIVA GLAM lipstick that same year, M·A·C decided that every cent of the selling price of the VIVA GLAM lipsticks would go to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. With a total of six shades of Viva Glam lipstick and two shades of Viva Glam lipglass now sold worldwide, and through the annual Kids Helping Kids Card Program, M·A·C Cosmetics has provided over $135 million (US) to date for the M·A·C AIDS Fund. The M·A·C AIDS Fund is the heart and soul of the company – with its employees giving their time, energy and talent to help those affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide.

So keep buying VIVA GLAM lipsticks and you’ll be supporting ARCS while looking beautiful!