WCPSS is a unit within the Michael Palm Center for AIDS Care and Support which consist of three programs; Women In Action, Positive Prevention for Women and New Wave Family Center. Within these programs there are various services provided and criteria to be met for enrollment.
The Women Empowering Women program provides easily-accessible harm reduction, recovery readiness, and relapse prevention to women living with HIV or AIDS who are actively using drugs, relapsing, or in early stages of recovery. In addition to individual, family, group alcohol and drug counseling, this program offers auricular acupuncture and the Seeking Safety evidence-based intervention to help clients achieve their goals. Harm Reduction Counselors are supported by Client Navigators, who support client engagement and offer service coordination activities to promote access to and maintenance of HIV primary care. Harm Reduction Services specifically focuses on black and Latino individuals who identify as women, who may also be identified as unstably housed, immigrants, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, commercial sex workers, seriously persistently mentally ill, and engaging in high-risk behaviors such as having unprotected sex with men.
For more information, please contact Glynis Simmons, Director of WCPSS: