Posts Tagged ‘women’

New Podcast Episode Video: PTSD & Sexual Assault

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

 

HVCS’ Andy Reid, Shakira Williams and Pat Ocasio talk with Prof. Sarah Espinosa, who teaches psychology at NYU, about the links between PTSD and sexual assault. This is part of our podcast series on sexual health. Learn more about our Women’s Services Program and our free STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing program.

HIV+ Women’s Art Therapy Group (Conference Call)

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

HVCS’ art therapy group for HIV-positive women is now meeting via encrypted conference call. Since this is a virtual support group we cannot create art together but we do offer guided meditation, talk therapy, and support in a trauma-sensitive environment. Three trained group facilitators help run the group. This group is open to new members who are HIV-positive women of any age.

To sign up and find out more, please contact Sarah Polanski at (845) 306-2499.

HVCS’ women’s art therapy groups are supported by a grant from the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

New Prevention Program for Women of Color Coming Soon

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Woman of color

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HVCS is launching a new infectious disease prevention program this December specifically for women of color. Our new Women’s Services Program will help prevent new HIV, STD, and hepatitis C infections among minority women in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties. The program aligns with New York State’s “End the Epidemic” plan to increase the number of women who know their HIV/STD/HCV status and increase the number of women linked to medical care.

The Women’s Services Program will use a trauma-informed approach to outreach and prevention, since many women at high risk for these infections live with traumatic pasts or present-day circumstances, including abuse, homelessness, poverty, and immigrant status.

Our initial contract will run for five years, and we aim to serve at least 300 women each year. We look forward to sharing more news about this exciting and important new program in the future.

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

The 2016 theme was The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.

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National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

The 2016 theme was The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.

Get graphics, web banners and more resources.

More Resources

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

The 2016 theme was The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.

Get graphics, web banners and more resources.

More Resources

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

The 2016 theme was The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.

Get graphics, web banners and more resources.

More Resources

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

The 2016 theme was The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.

Get graphics, web banners and more resources.

More Resources

Wear Purple Day: Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is here!

We hope you have been Shining the Light across New York State! If not, it’s not too late to make plans. See our Shine the Light toolkit for ideas and printable resources, like posters and brochures. Thank you to those who have already sent photos; we will be posting them to our 2016 Shine the Light Facebook photo album soon, so check back often. You can email photos to opdvpurple@opdv.ny.gov and/or post them to social media with the hashtag #ShineTheLight. And remember, Thursday, October 20 is the statewide Wear Purple Day!

See Governor Cuomo’s 2016 Proclamation of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Hairdressers Ball Charity Hair Show

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Welcome to the sixth annual Hairdressers’ Ball Charity Hair Show, presented by Phenix Salon Suites, which takes place on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Ramada Conference Center in Fishkill. The Hairdressers Ball (HDB) is one of Hudson Valley Community Services’ signature events and draws together hundreds of guests for an over-the-top, inventive runway show of hairstyles, costumes and performances. Sixteen top-notch salons and barber shops display their creativity, and YOU get to vote in our first-ever Audience Favorite Poll! Be there to vote in person for your favorite salon or the most amazing look.

Enjoy a red carpet reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvre, vendors, door prizes and a cash bar before the big show. Once the salons have thrilled you with amazing creations on the runway, stick around for the after-party at 6:30 pm in the Brass Rail nightclub with DJ Prephab. It’s three events in one–all to support a great cause. Your ticket purchase supports HVCS’ programs and services for Hudson Valley residents living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.

This event is meant for EVERYONE who appreciates creativity, supporting local causes, and a fantastic party!

Get your tickets today on the HDB page.