The people we serve are very diverse. Some of our clients have a lot of resources at their disposal, but they still face difficult challenges like isolation, shame, and stigma.
Meanwhile, we have other clients who have very few resources available to them. They struggle to find food, housing, and other basic needs. We deal with a wide spectrum of gay, bisexual, and transgender men in our community, and we have services to help all of them.
A big component of our work is to build a strong community so people feel more connected and less isolated. Our participants gain so much strength from one another. They make friends, make connections, share each others’ stories, and learn from each other.
Seeing the transformations our clients make in their lives is what I love most about this job. It doesn’t take very long for someone who comes in seeking services to want to know what they can do to give back, perhaps as a volunteer at the foundation, and do other things to improve the health of our community.
At Positive Force, we try to create a space for each individual client to start where they’re most comfortable starting. If you just want to come in and talk about what’s going on in your life, we’re here to listen. If you want more help around treatment plans or to learn about medications, we’re here for that too. Our services are flexible to meet the needs of each of our clients.
My work in this field has really brought meaning to my life and it has shaped me profoundly. Dealing with an HIV diagnosis can be stressful, but we’re here to help ease that stress.
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