Thank you for your continued support!

WordPress-Donations-thank-you-note-in-every-language-flickr-creative-commons-440x300Happy New Year! Well 2014 is upon us and on behalf of the S.H.A.P.E. partnership I thank you for the continued support of our blog and project! Since we began the blog in 2010 it has been a fantastic journey. Our main goal was to get up to date, important information out to the community about HIV, Substance Abuse and older minorities. We accomplished that goal!

Unfortunately, we did not receive funding to sustain the S.H.A.P.E. project at full capacity beyond October 2013. This means that all the phenomenal Outreach Workers/Writers who maintained our blog are no longer with us. But we did not want you to think your support and comments went unnoticed! We appreciate the genuine feedback and comments over the years. As we seek and establish new funding to continue educating the community on HIV,  Substance Abuse and Hepatitis C we will keep our supporters in mind and informed. In the meantime, get educated, get tested and know your HIV and Hepatitis C status! By educating yourself the life you save could be your own!

Let’s continue to make a difference together!

Nicola Walker

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses



About 18 women die every day of a prescription painkiller overdose in the U.S.   Read more of this important story here.

Effort aims to house homeless veterans

Our veterans have answered the call of duty.  That’s why our nation has its own duty – to help homeless servicemen and women rejoin the very communities they have given so much to protect. These grants make it possible to help more veterans obtain housing, bringing us steps closer to our goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015.

Click here to read how homeless veterans living on the streets and in shelters in Michigan will soon find a permanent place to call home. 


 It is very important for people who may be at risk for HIV to get tested.

 HIV Testing Day June 27th, 2013 click here for information.

Detroit will have testing at the Institute for Population Health (formerly the Detroit  Department of Health and Wellness Promotion)  for more information, please call (313) 876-0756

A Critical Tool Toward Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Unfortunately, in the fight against AIDS, women continue to bear a disproportionate burden.  Click here to read about what is being done to attempt to have an AIDS free generation.

Another Great Resource for Latinas

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is a great resource for Latinas helping Strengthening Latina Voices, Promoting Leadership Development and Community Organizing and A Commitment to Coalition Building but that’s not all click here to visit their site and read their Mission and learn more about the history of NLIRH.

NLIRH works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas.

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva es un gran recurso para las Latinas que ayudan Fortalecer Voces Latinas, Promoviendo el Desarrollo de Liderazgo y Organización Comunitaria y el Compromiso de Formación de Coaliciones, pero eso no es todo, haga clic aquí para visitar su sitio y leer su Misión y aprender más sobre la historia de NLIRH (por sus siglas en Ingles)

El Instituto Nacional de Latinas para la Salud Reproductiva trabaja para asegurar el derecho humano fundamental a la salud reproductiva para las Latinas. Haz clic aquí para leer mas en Español.