Get Excited! We’re excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for not one but two awards, including “Best Employer: Nonprofit” and “Most Community-Oriented Employer” for the 2016 Work Local Awards, Presented by: Local Wise.
The Work Local Awards shines the spotlight on the boutiques, cafes, nonprofits, startups, and all the local employers that make our local communities thrive. Positive Resource Center prides itself on being an organization that is truly engaged with the needs and concerns of people in San Francisco who are living with HIV/AIDS and or have a mental disability. Positive Resource remains the only place for people living with HIV/AIDS or mental disabilities to get comprehensive benefits counseling and employment services in San Francisco. For more than 29 years Positive Resource Center has been providing crucial services to the community. Since our inception, we have helped our client’s access lifesaving disability income and gainful employment, ultimately providing them with a baseline of financial and healthcare security.
Positive Resource Center exists for the community, we thrive with the community, and more importantly we are the community! Again, we would like to thank Local Wise for nominating Positive Resource Center for these prestigious awards. Please check out the links below to learn more about our services and to RSVP for the award ceremony on April 28th, 2016.
Positive Resource Center: http://www.positiveresource.org/
RSVP Link for Work Local Awards Ceremony: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/work-local-awards-tickets-22673329539
By, Tuquan Harrison
Positive Resource Center (PRC) would like to thank SF HIV Workers Frontline Organizing Group for hosting The Ins and Outs of Medi-Cal training on March 4, 2016. The training was attended by over 50 service providers including social workers, case managers, peer navigators, and many others who serve San Francisco’s HIV-positive community.
We would like to especially acknowledge Lashenna Sirles, from the San Francisco Human Services Agency for presenting this vital information to our community.
The goal of this training was to educate service providers on the Medi-Cal program, including how to apply for benefits and eligibility rules. For clients and service providers alike, navigating Medi-Cal is quite challenging due to lack of training on the program. By the end of this training, participants were able to:
- Identify the different types of Medi-Cal programs and eligibility rules.
- Describe the timeline from application to enrollment in Medi-Cal.
- Better answer client questions about accessing services through Medi-Cal.
Again, PRC would like to thank Lashenna Sirles and the Human Services Agency, SF HIV Workers Frontline Organizing Group, and service providers for participating in this training and sharing information to help better serve our community!
This July, Positive Resource Center (PRC) participated in the 29th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco, joining 20,000 community members in support of HIV programs and services in the Bay Area. This event raised over $1.9 million, benefiting over 40 different HIV/AIDS service and advocacy organizations in the Bay Area, including Positive Resource Center.
Team PRC surpassed its fundraising goal, raising a total of over $4,900. At the Walk, PRC staff members were joined by family and friends who came out to support the team on their trek.
The 10K (or about 6 miles) San Francisco AIDS Walk looped through Golden Gate Park on an uncharacteristically hot day for San Francisco. The temperature reached the upper 80s and the skies were clear and sunny. Thankfully, AIDS Walk volunteers were sure to keep walkers fueled and hydrated at the four checkpoints of the walk, and the team cheered each other on all the way to the finish line.
Beyond fundraising, this annual event is an opportunity for the San Francisco community to come together in celebration of how far we’ve come and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to support people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS. The 20,000 walkers braving the heat and the distance as well as all of the generous contributors to AIDS Walk demonstrate just how much the San Francisco community cares about continuing to support HIV programs and services.
It’s not too late to show your support! You can still be a part of AIDS Walk and support PRC by donating online up until August 14.
We are pleased to share our 2014 annual report with you.
Last year, over 1,700 clients came to Postive Resource Center (PRC) seeking assistance with disability benefits counseling or employment services. In this boom time in San Francisco we are proud to have leveraged new resources that came from a thriving local economy. Remaining focused on our mission, we have increased our level of services to those for whom the economy has not been a pathway out of poverty. Our clients are still in need of services that help them meet the basic requirements of living – food, shelter and healthcare. Continue reading