Program partnerships are an integral part of the work that PWA does to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Sharing resources and creating innovative programming that builds on the strengths and capacity of participating agencies ensures effective and accessible programs. PWA partners in the following programs through roles such as providing staff leadership, financial contributions, volunteer and organizational support, as well as historical and ongoing expertise.
Circle of Care Peer Support Program
The Circle of Care’s Peer Support Program builds on the value, impact and benefit that can be experienced by women living with HIV when they are able to receive support from other HIV positive women as well as for those HIV positive women providing support. Peer Workers provide support to other women as they navigate the social service system by providing advice on accessing services, negotiating with service providers, accompanying women to appointments, helping to introduce them to other available services, providing interpretation and translation, as well as other supports. Peer Workers will also help to create social spaces that are welcoming and supportive.
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Food for Life
The Food for Life meal delivery program is a partnership program between PWA, Mid-Toronto Community Services (MTCS), the AIDS Committee of Toronto and Casey House with PWA and MTCS acting as Co-Leads on the program.
Community Naturopathic Clinic
The Community PHA Naturopathic Clinic is operated as a collaborative program of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Sherbourne Health Centre and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, providing free naturopathic care to people living with HIV/AIDS. To make an appointment, contact the Naturopathic clinic at 416-324-4187.
Community Summer Picnic
Casey House, McEwan House, Fife House, Black CAP and ASAAP were present at the 2009 Community Summer Picnic. Received regrets from ACT, Voices and APAA. Will also be connecting with 2 Spirited, ACAS, CAAT and PASAN.
Student Massage Clinics
Kikkawa College & Elmcrest College provide supervision to massage students providing free massage at PWA for people living with HIV/AIDS as part of their student placement requirements.
Acupuncture Student Clinic
The Institute of Traditional Medicine provides supervision to students of acupuncture who provide free consultations and services to people living with HIV/AIDS as part of their student placement.
In order to most effectively support the complex housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, Fife House Outreach staff work onsite at PWA once a week. This provides an opportunity to do onsite intake procedures and for Fife House & PWA staff to do close case management around income support and housing issues.
ODSP & OW
In order to reduce barriers and help to facilitate the complex system of government assistance programs, ODSP and OW staff work at the PWA offices on a regular basis. Staff are able to build a strong relationship that helps facilitate the process and build capacity of both PWA staff and ODSP/OW staff.