Prevention

OUR WORK

PREVENTION

Our prevention program interventions combine to promote and strengthen resiliency among women and girls. By breaking negative patterns of behavior women and girls can address protective and risk factors, which are determinants of health, thereby reducing negative health outcomes over their lifespan. Interventions combine to empower, educate, and encourage women and girls to protect themselves and increase healthy behaviors.

We do this through empowerment, education, and information sharing coupled with an emphasis on knowing one’s HIV status via our women and girl-centered HIV counseling, testing, and referral services.

If you are seeking HIV testing and counseling or wish to learn more about how to protect yourself, or wish to educate others in the community, please contact us.

HIV Prevention Care Continuum

Addresses the social determinants of health and health disparities faced by women and girls with a system of care that includes, outreach and recruitment, HIV/Hep C testing, Navigation, referral to Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Condom Distribution.

Test & Link to Care Services

We encourage all women and girls ages 13 and above to know their HIV status by offering women-centered HIV/Hep C testing, HIV education, a variety of safer sex tools and resources. Our Test & Link to care services is a collection of robust services, that includes; comprehensive discussions with customers at greatest risk for contracting HIV, navigation to medical and support services for those who receives a positive test result, navigation to PrEP and PEP providers, and promotion of continual engagement in adherence to PrEP and PEP care, treatment and education. TWC have been serving our community for over two decades.

Youth Prevention Program

Developing skills among youth focused on Pregnancy, HIV and STI’s prevention is critical in the EMA because of the high prevalence of HIV and STI’s, such as, Chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Education and Awareness

We provide education and awareness activities on an ongoing basis in support of girls, women and their families’ health and wellness. These activities ensure girls and women are aware of ALL HIV/STI Prevention tools, including, bio medical, safer sex barriers, education and self-awareness. Resource • PrEP – What is PrEP? PrEP is the short for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, a medication that prevents HIV transmission. PrEP is for everyone. PrEP is for people who are HIV negative (not living with HIV). When a person takes Prep as directed it’s 99% effective at preventing HIV. This level of effectiveness only occurs if the pill is taken every day as directed. https://dchealth.dc.gov/Dcprep.dap

Female Condom Center of Excellence (FCCoE)

TWC is a Female Condom Center of Excellence (FCCoE) which provides female condom or FC2 “train-the-trainer” workshops; facilitates a peer-to-peer trainer...

Referrals & Support Services

In accordance with our mission to empower women, we believe in offering options to them for locating the services that best meet their needs.

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STORIES

MEET SABRINA

Advocate in the Community

Early Invention Specialist at the Women's Collective

18 years with organization

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Professional

Customer

Passionate and Dedicated

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Chicago

Native

Hobbies: community service and sewing

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