Group Name: Toronto People With AIDS Foundation – Social Programming

Description: The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) is a safe place to express those concerns and a place where practical information and support services are available. People living with HIV/AIDS face complex health, economic and social challenges. Viral progression and the episodic nature of associated illnesses, along with the financial, psychological, emotional and social challenges that often accompany HIV/AIDS, can have a significant impact on the life of an individual. These challenges can be completely overwhelming. We are here to help.

Social Programming
Emotional health is just as important as physical health when living with HIV, which is why PWA offers social programming.
PWA helps create opportunities to attend social outings, such as its Holiday Show and Community Summer Picnic, or even get a haircut. Reduced isolation, increased social support, ongoing learning and improved self-esteem are all social determinants that play an important role in staying healthy. Every Tuesday, professionally trained hairstylists provide free haircuts at the PWA offices. In the summer, PWA organizes a summer picnic for its clients in partnerships with other AIDS service organizations. The picnic provides a fun social outing in one of Toronto’s city parks. These are just a few of the activities that are offered under therapeutic care.

Where: 200 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON M5A 2E6

Contact: Tony Cefaratti 416-506-1400 Ext. 254 | tcefaratti@pwatoronto.org | info@pwatoronto.org | www.pwatoronto.org

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