Our Program provides: food for monthly community gatherings (procured from African shops) and a community kitchen; education on importance of maintaining good physical and emotional health and the importance of accessing and maintaining medical care (nurse, dietitian and doctors), accompaniment upon request to appointments (for translation purposes); education on safer sex, harm reduction, nutrition, neonatal and post-natal care, as well as on myths/realities of HIV/AIDS; English literacy programs and tutoring; settlement – related information (information on other community services, schooling, doctors’ offices, banking, etc.); housing support and advocacy; peer support training; and educating community-at-large of the needs of African communities living in British Columbia. Program is located in convenient location in Surrey, where many African communities reside. It helps reduce isolation that many HIV/AIDS diagnosed Afro-Canadians would otherwise feel. Program relies on dedicated volunteers to sustain its activities and many of our participants also will eventually volunteer to help others.
Thank you to our funders, who are as passionate about helping vulnerable families as well are. Our funders to date include: