Outreach to Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Women
Programs are offered to address the needs of at-risk men in diverse cultural subgroups of the Black and Latino communities. All of the programs include education for safer sex and safer drug-use methods through personal contact with outreach staff and volunteers in street, park and bar locations where many of these men congregate. Several MAP programs use the group education approach with emphasis on skill building for risk reduction behavior (i.e. proper condom use, safer sex negotiation, self-esteem and low-risk behavior).
Outreach to Women of Color
MAP programs that address the needs of women with staff and volunteers whoare women of color who formerly led lives that placed them at-risk for HIV/AIDS. This staff is especially trained to be culturally sensitive to subgroups of women targeted at bars, food lines, on the street, and at housing projects, prison settings, recovery homes and homeless shelters. A new outreach model that integrates the Arts, Community Mobilization and Economic Development has been incorporated into our continuum of care.