On Saturday June 24, 2017 WeCanStopSTDsLA partnered with the Community Engagement and Sexual Health Ambassadors from L.A. Condom and GetPrEPLA to participate in the Crenshaw Health Fest. This event was hosted by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas and Baldwin Hills Crenshaw to provide free eye exams, health screenings, and giveaways at a fun community event. WeCanStopSTDsLA Project Analyst Asha Moore, Youtuber Elijah King, Esq., and Sexual Health Ambassador Ariel Garcia, engaged participants with games, sexual and reproductive health information, interviews, and of course, candy, condoms, and swag items. Both CAC partners and community members dropped by to visit our awesome table. Check out the photos below to get a glimpse of this amazing event!Read more
From First 5 LA: Legislature Makes Important Strides for Young Children and Sends State Budget to Governor for Signature
The 126 billion state budget agreement between Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature is a positive step forward in responding to the needs of families with young children.Read more
Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LA CADA), Charles Drew University and UCLA Passport to Wellness program has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Helping U Help Your Community Competition. The winner will receive $20,000 to fund their project.Read more
View an archived event recorded live during the 2017 National African American MSM Leadership Conference
on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities (NAESM Conference)
Children's Defense Fund – California is ecstatic to report that our new executive director, Shimica Gaskins, will be joining us on June 5. Our search for a new leader involved a multiple interview process and engaged staff, board members, national team members and, of course, our fearless founder, Marian Wright Edelman. In short, we were seeking a brave leader to serve CDF-CA externally and internally, and we ultimately are excited for Shimica to be that leader.
HIV Pre-Exposure prophylaxis Services Come to Charles R. Drew University & Martin Luther King, Jr Outpatient Center CampusesComment Share
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Condom use is declining. KPCC covers STDs in Orange County, and WeCanStopSTDsLA is featured. Read more of the story here.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces that the Winter Shelter operated by Home at Last, with SSG HOPICS, is now open and located at 2514 W. Vernon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008. This shelter is reserved for TAY (transitional age youth 18-24).Read more
WeCanStopSTDsLA continues to be featured on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website as a “success story” of engaging community members in addressing the high rates and numbers of STDs at the community level!
Read the story here!Read more