Latino Youth in Action

For more than 11 years, Latino Youth in Action has provided leadership training to Latino youth to fight the spread of HIV. Since its inception, the program has graduated over 300 young men and women under the age of 24 in the South Bronx and Western Queens. In spite of a loss of funding from the AIDS Institute, HAF continues to provide significant support to Latino Queer youth in the South Bronx. In recent months, LYIA has been busy sharing with other community based organizations its unique strategies and successes for reaching other youth. LYIA presented at three major AIDS Conferences: Reunion Latina, March 2007; CDC DASH Conference, April 2007; and HPLS, May 2007.

Training

Latino Youth In Action is a leadership and HIV prevention program targeting young individuals between the ages of 14-24.

The program runs in two of our three locations, Bronx and Queens. We welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning and transgender youth to join our leadership program where in 16 sessions you will learn information on HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections, and other crucial topics that will shape and hone the educating leader in you.

Once the training finishes, you will have the opportunity to use your talents (dance, singing, poetry, music, etc.) and creativity and plan and perform in special events focused in spreading prevention messages among other youth. We will also hold workshops, youth forums, health fairs and other social activities for you.

Individual & Emotional Support

Individual emotional counseling is offered for youth living with HIV/AIDS or youth who are at high risk of HIV infection based on risk behavior.

The service is available in two forms: individual or group. Individual emotional support services are confidential, short term (16 sessions) and free.

We can help you better understand and work through emotional difficulties caused by the challenges presented by coming out, talking about sexuality, living with HIV and discussing HIV risk behavior.

Our counselors are young like you and know exactly what to teach in order to make the best decisions for your healthy future.

Events & Workshops

LYIA plans several events during the year where members can gather and share resources and education on HIV prevention, sexually transmittable infections, homophobia, self esteem and family support.

During these events, members have the opportunity to share information through the use of their own voice and talents. These events take place approximately four times a year and in past years have included plays, singing, dance, poetry and other forms of creative expression.

We also offer educational and HIV prevention workshops for young audiences in the New York area. These workshops take place in schools, youth service agencies, and other community based youth organizations.

HIV Testing Locations

Manhattan

HAF- Manhattan
1767 Park Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10035
(212) 563-4500

12 Noon to 7:30PM Monday to Thursdays; Fridays 9:30AM- 4:00PM except major holidays when the office is closed.

De medio día a 7:30PM de martes a jueves; viernes de 9:30AM a 4PM excepto días feriados cuando HAF cierra.

Testing available by appointment only.  No walk ins will be accepted.

Queens

HAF-Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206
Jackson Heights, New York 10372
Tel: 718-409-5309

Bronx

HAF- Bronx
975 Kelly Street, 4th Floor (corner of Westchester Ave)
Bronx, NY 11459
(718)-328-4188

2 & 5 Train and 4 & 17 Bus to Intervale Avenue

Monday through Thursday: 12PM - 7PM and Friday: 10AM-4PM except major holidays when the office is closed.

Lunes a jueves: 12PM - 7PM y viernes: 10AM-4PM excepto días feriados cuando HAF cierra.

St. Ann’s Corner Harm Reduction
310 Walton Avenue, Suite 201 (between 138th & 140th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 585-5544

4 & 5 train to 138th Street & Grand Concourse Station

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month: 11AM – 2PM

Cada 2do y 4to martes de cada mes: 11AM - 2PM

* We offer HIV antibody testing at other locations but the schedule is not fixed. Please feel free to call 212-868-6230 for more details or if you prefer to make an appointment. 

* Ofrecemos la prueba del VIH en muchas otras localidades, pero el itinerario no es fijo. Para más detalles llama o si prefiere hacer una cita, por favor llame al 212-868-6230.

Fax for all Locations
(212) 868-6237

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