Both peer-led and counselor-led psychosocial/education groups will be offered. Initial groups will include those to address gender identity issues and social support; non-transitioning spouse/partner group; and an HIV+ MSM support group. Because there is no local PFLAG chapter, we intend to develop parent support services. Partnerships with high school Gay-Straight Student Alliances will allow for the development of youth services. Counseling will be provided by licensed clinicians. Individual counseling will be available at no cost to the uninsured, with development of fee-based services for those with insurance. Initial educational services will include seminars on topics of interest. Medical services will include those offered by our transgender clinic as well as free, rapid HIV testing and syphilis testing within the center. Testing will be available by walk-in and appointment. This project will give the LGBTQ community a safe, welcoming space for services and “free community space” for its partners.
To learn more about Elton John AIDS Foundation, visit http://www.ejaf.org
For more information about these local events, please call ACCESS AIDS Care at 757-640-0929 or visit our website at www.accessaids.org.