Dignity is a Priority for August Employee of the Month

Dignity is a Priority for August Employee of the Month

MCC Prison Liaison Francis Bueno gets a little misty-eyed when she talks about the services she provides. Bueno is MCC’s August Employee of the Month. Since 1996, Bueno has been helping people in the prison system prepare to access HIV services after their release. “I think the most fundamental thing we do is… [Click headline for more.]

Few Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs in U.S. Offer GLBT-Specific Care

Few Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs in U.S. Offer GLBT-Specific Care

We’ve always thought our services were exceptional, but now we know just how rare they are. A new national study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds that only six percent of substance abuse treatment facilities offer special programs for gay & lesbian clients. [Click headline for more.]

Impact of Social Shaming May Result in Greater Risk for HIV Infection

Impact of Social Shaming May Result in Greater Risk for HIV Infection

A study released in July by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh concludes that “early socialization experiences of gay [and bisexual] men can be deeply stigmatizing,” and the resulting psychosocial health problems could put them at greater risk for HIV infection. The study showed that these men were more likely to use illegal drugs and to engage in risky sexual behaviors in adulthood. Both are considered to heighten the risk of HIV infection. [Click headline for more.]

Seniors and the Disabled Urged to Register with 211 Before Disaster Strikes

Seniors and the Disabled Urged to Register with 211 Before Disaster Strikes

Two months into Hurricane Season, we are reminding anyone who thinks he or she may need help evacuating in the event of a disaster to call the state’s 211 Helpline. The Transportation Assistance Registry was set up so that those who need help can register in advance and avoid a last-minute panic. [Click headline for more.]

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