MassCARE (Massachusetts Community AIDS Resource Enhancement)
The em>“One Love: No Longer Voiceless” conference was an opportunity for young people throughout New England living with HIV to participate in leadership, skill-building and peer-support activities. MassCARE teens and staff assisted in the planning and implementation of this 5-day event, held in August, at Babson College. They will continue to be involved as this group works together to give young people with HIV a voice in treatment and public policy that affects individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The MassCARE Family Support Initiative hosted their annual Family Networking Day at the Fessenden School Campus in Newton on August 22, 2009. More than 100 consumers and staff, from seven sites throughout the state, enjoyed numerous educational, social and networking activities.
The morning rain did not interfere with anyone’s enjoyment of the day. A nutritionist from the Lawrence Community Health Center spoke about healthy snacks. There were indoor activities, and a covered pavilion where participants did arts and crafts, got tattoos, and enjoyed a magic show. When the sun came out, people swam, danced, played outdoor games, and ate barbeque.
To learn more about MassCARE Family Support Initiatives contact Delores Qualls at 1-800-331-0688, ext. 311 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.