Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We Connect Weekend with First Lady of California, Maria Shriver



WE Connect Los Angeles Weekend
With First Lady of California, Maria Shriver
Friday March 26th through Sunday March 28st
At The Forum
[3900 West Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305]

Friday: 3:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00 – 7:00pm
Sunday: 11:00 – 3:00pm

What Can You Do At This Event??

· Free Tax Preparation
· Web Connector
· Job Search & Resume Assistance
· Foreclosure & LOSS Mitigation Counseling
· Pre-Purchase Home Ownership Counseling
· Rental Counseling
· Free Food Distribution
· Flu Shots
· Food Stamps
· Medi-Cal
· & Much More!

Lead Partners:

Santa Ana WE Connect Neighborhood Center/Legal Aid Society of Orange County (Hosting Partner), Intuit, LA Works, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Employment Development Department, Operation Hope, 211 L.A. County


For more information call (916) 447-4099 or

email Robert@weconnect.net or Tamara@weconnect.net

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

The difference between an opinion and a conviction is that you hold one while the other holds you. Anonymous

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10th



All women need to know about the human immunodeficiency (IH-myoo-noh-dif-FISH-uhn-see) virus, or HIV. HIV causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, a disease that weakens the body’s ability to fight infection and certain cancers. Having unprotected sex is the main way HIV is spread. It also is spread through injection drug use or from mother to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.

Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. More and more women have become infected with HIV since it was first reported in the early 1980s. Today, about 1 in 4 Americans living with HIV are women. It’s time for women to get tested.

The statistics are alarming. But there is good news. Taking some simple steps can protect women from getting HIV — or prevent women from passing it to others, including their children. Also, while there is no cure yet, many women with HIV and AIDS are living longer and stronger lives thanks to a number of new treatments. A wide variety of government resources also are in place to help people living with HIV.

Testing positive
Testing positive for the HIV can bring a range of emotions, such as panic, fear, and anger. But many HIV-positive women find that after some time, they are able to manage their condition and live life to its fullest. If you have just tested positive for HIV, don't give up hope. See Living with HIV/AIDS to help you find a doctor and the support services you will need. Keep in mind, there are people who care about you and want to help you, even if you have no insurance or money. You don't have to go through this alone.

Resources

Aids.gov

The Red Pump Project

WomensHealth.gov