Winter Wonderland Ball
Hosted by APW and Pathways for Change
December 14, 2013, DCU Center Ballrooom
Come celebrate with us!
Save the date for our inaugural Winter Wonderland Ball.
Reception, silent auction, dinner, entertainment and dancing until midnight.
All proceeds to benefit the Joe McKee Care Center,
GLBT supportive services, and sexual violence prevention services.
Tickets for the evening are $75.
To download partnership forms, go here. To download tickets, print them, and pay by check, go here. To pay online, please follow this link. There is an opportunity to indicate dinner choice in the payment process.
For more information, contact Martha Akstin at 508.755.3773, ext 14 or email her at email@example.com
We would like to thank our sponsors to date:
All About You
Ellie's Pet Barn
Fallon Community Health Plan
Family Health Center
James V. Gagne, DMD
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Peerless Financial Services
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation
The Protector Group
Reliant Medical Group
Southbridge Savings Bank
Stowe & Degon
UMass Medical School
Mireya A. Wessolossky
Dandra & Arthur Williams
And those who have donated items to our silent auction:
Alex & Ani Jewelry
The Butterfly Place
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Please check back to see more sponsors and contributors!
World AIDS Day Observance
Our heartfelt thanks to all the people who observed World AIDS Day with us on December 2, particularly our sponsors the Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and Gilead Pharmaceuticals.
Francine Coleman, senior peer support staff, retires from APW
The T&G has been following Francine for 18 years, telling her story as a woman living with HIV. To read the article by T&G reporter Jacqueline Reis, go here.
APW Gift Shop
Consumer shopping for the Holidays
Thanks to generous donors, consumers can once again "shop" for their children and grandchildren this holiday season.
The toy store will be open 8 a.m.-5 pm on Wednesday, December 18 (for parents) and Thursday, December 19 (for grandparents). Please call the agency's receptionist at 508.755.3773 to make an appointment. Also, your lead person needs to complete the form and you will need the following verification for each child: Mass Health card, DTA/SSI award letter, or birth certificate.
If you have any questions, please call Tricia Price at 508.755.3773, ext . 15.
SWAGLY Joins APW
SWAGLY (Supporters of Worcester Area Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth) is one of the oldest/longest running GLBT youth support organizations in Massachusetts. A youth-led, adult-supported, drop-in group, SWAGLY provides emotional and social support for GLBT youth in Worcester County.
SWAGLY meets at APW every Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m. and is led by Luis Cantres, the program coordinator, with support from adult advisors and peer leader staff.
If you would like to learn more, please contact Luis at 508.755.3773, ext 36 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org
|APW's Twitter and New Facebook Page
Thanks to two wonderful interns, Natalie Foster (Brandeis University) and Alaina Imberger (Clark University), APW now has a Twitter account and a new Facebook page.
Go here to follow us on Twitter and go here to like our new Facebook page.
|MSM Support Group
The MSM support group begins Monday, October 28 and will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please contact the facilitator, Wesley Wiggins, at 508.755.3773, ext 22 or email him at email@example.com
Becker College students lend a hand
Students involved with the First Year Experience program at Becker College lent their collective muscle and energy on Wednesday, April 24, to help APW staff and consumers clean the Green & Gold Community Garden.
"They worked so hard and weren't afraid of getting their hands dirty," said Tricia Price, who oversees the garden.
"The students felt good knowing that they contributed to the success of the nutrition program and the people who benefit from the services that AIDS Project Worcester offers their clients," said Sarah Mosier, director of First Year Experience.
The students' efforts will allow for next steps, which include buying plants from the Regional Environmental Council's annual plant sale on May 18 Last year, 300 pounds of fresh produce were harvested from the Green & Gold Garden to supplement APW's weekly food bank.
WPI students honored by Colleges of Worcester Consortium
Ryan Fawthrop, EJ Murphy, and Matthew Blakeman (l to r below) were honored by the Worcester Consortium on March 26 for their work at APW where they conducted an information technology assessment of all the hardware and software and created a 3-5 year IT replacement plan. "They were so respectful and patient," commented Michelle Smith, interim executive director. "Their work will serve as a blueprint as we move forward to replace and update the agency's IT system."
Joe McKee Care Center
Thanks to numerous individual donors and private foundations (see below), construction of APW's sexually transmitted infections care center, which will be named the
Joe McKee Care Center, is complete. We will plan a ribbon cutting soon.
Greater Worcester Community Foundation supports APW
The Fallon OrNda Community Health Fund, administered by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, approved a $10,000 grant to AIDS Project Worcester to provide rapid Hepatitis C testing and counseling to the agency's high-risk clients.
"We are so thankful for Fallon OrNda and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation's generosity," said Michelle Smith, APW's interim executive director. "These monies will go a long way to support this very important work."
See below for updates on the Joe McKee Care Center and other foundations that support APW's outreach to under-served and vulnerable populations.
Project Bread supports AIDS Project Worcester's Nutrition Program
APW would like to acknowledge Project Bread for its recent grant that will be used to support APW's weekly food bank. Thank you, Project Bread!
APW thanks the Fred Harris Daniels Foundation
On behalf of the consumers and staff at APW, thank yous are in order to the Fred Harris Daniels Foundation for its recent award to support the agency's IT needs.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supports APW's nutrition program
This New York City-based foundation once again supported APW's nutrition program with a generous donation.
The Fletcher Foundation and The Stoddard Charitable Trust support APW's Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) screening center
AIDS Project Worcester would like to acknowledge the generosity of The Fletcher Foundation and The Stoddard Charitable Trust for their grants that support the creation of an evening walk-in STI screening center at the agency.
We appreciate the Foundations' belief in our mission and their support of those under-served populations who will benefit from this center.
Fuller Foundation awards APW grant monies for the creation of a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) screening center
AIDS Project Worcester would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Fuller Foundation for its grant to support the creation of an evening walk-in STI screening center at the agency.
We appreciate the Foundation's belief in our mission.
Check back to read more news as the renovation proceeds.
Greater Worcester Coummunity Foundation, Inc. awards APW grant monies for creation of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) screening center
AIDS Project Worcester would like to acknowledge the generosity of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation for its grant to support the creation of the Joe McKee Care Center at the agency.
We appreciate the Foundation's belief in our mission.
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APW Strategic Plan
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The W.O.M.E.N's Health Project
Men's Health Report: Sexual Risk And HIV Testing Among Men who have Sex with Men in Central Massachusetts