NEWS ARCHIVE - November 2012

Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force Observes World AIDS Day
POSTED ON November 26th BY PartnershipTeam
30 years into the pandemic, HIV remains one of the most stigmatized, misunderstood, and feared infectious diseases to date.  For this reason, AIDS Service Organizations, like the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, have become well versed in the art of maintaining a low profile, to protect the safety and confidentiality of clients.  Since 1989, The Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, commonly referred to as just The Task Force, has worked quietly, but effectively, in the greater Nashua community to confront the many challenges individuals face living with HIV disease and reducing risk of infection.  However, World AIDS Day is the exception to the agency’s regular protocol of keeping a low profile.  To commemorate World AIDS Day, the Task Force will host an open house at the agency located at 12 Amherst Street, Nashua, on November 29, 2012, beginning at 4pm.  In addition to enjoying some light MORE >
Community Members Learn About the Partnership for Successful Living
POSTED ON November 26th BY PartnershipTeam
On November 14, 2012 the Partnership for Successful Living attended the Adult Learning Center’s annual community expo. The partnership was joined by many other non-profit agencies in the Greater Nashua Area with one mission in mind. That mission was to provide any individual community member with information about resources that each organization has to offer. The Partnership for Successful Living was there with informative brochures, handouts, and flyers from all six of the agencies that fall under the umbrella of the partnership. The Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force was there to hand out contraceptives in an effort to promote safe sex. Magaly Rios, staff at the task force, spoke to attendants about the many resources at Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force including, free confidential testing, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, housing, and transportation to its clients. Harbor Homes, was also there to talk to the community about the Harbor MORE >
Got Books?
POSTED ON November 26th BY
Do you have some extra clothes, shoes and books sitting around?  The Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force is collecting all of these items, including clothes, shoes, belts, purses, backpacks, fashion accessories, books, CDs and DVDs, as a fundraiser with Recycle That. Recycle That is a nationwide organization that encourages communities to recycle clothing and goods in order to improve overall communities and benefit local charities. Recycle That has partnered with Got Books, Inc. to spread this methodology to New England. The fundraiser works by having large bins in highly visible areas where people can donate their items, and the Recycle That agency will collect them and then give a charitable donation to their respective nonprofit. The Task Force’s bin is located outside their offices at 12 Amherst Street in downtown Nashua. Please consider donating and helping out the Task Force! MORE >
Vice President of Harbor Homes Speaks to Local College Students
POSTED ON November 26th BY
On November 16, 2012 a group of students from Nashua Community College slept outside in tents, boxes, and simply sleeping bags on the ground to bring awareness to homelessness within New Hampshire communities. It was a very cold night but this did not stop students from simulating what it is like for homeless individuals on an everyday basis. Carol Furlong, Vice President of Harbor Homes in Nashua, New Hampshire, was at this event as a guest speaker. Carol provided the student audience with information on resources for homeless individuals and gave students facts on what it would be like to live without a home. In this intimidate discussion with students, Carol also talked about how Harbor Homes was founded with goals to provide housing and social services to the New Hampshire homeless population. Samantha Thatcher, student of Nashua Community College and Tent City Coordinator said, “We MORE >
There’s Another Hero in our Midst
POSTED ON November 26th BY
Andrea Reed, program manager for the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), has been working her magic in the supported employment world. In the month of October, Andrea found thirteen veterans employment in Southern New Hampshire, an outstanding feat! One veteran, Kevin Fox who now works for Harbor Homes, was featured in the Department of Labor newsletter. Supported employment is a part of HVRP, which provides services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force, and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Andrea’s program is one of many that are striving to eliminate veterans’ homelessness in New Hampshire. Andrea has been a part of the Partnership since June of 2006 and has been a vital part of the Harbor Homes team in assisting veterans reintegrate to society. On behalf of MORE >
Obesity Rates Effecting Future Generations
POSTED ON November 9th BY PartnershipTeam
Today many Americans are tempted to live an unhealthy life style by eating out at easy access fast food chain restaurants and the mass marketing of snacks like chips and cookies. Recently the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported that by 2030 all US states will have high rates of obesity. These high rates may have many negative effects on Americans and will affect the American way of living. A high rate will mean that more obesity related diseases will occur which will cause health care prices to rise. It could even have a negative effect on the country’s national security. It’s been said that if there turns out to be a high obesity rate among all states in 2030 then Americans will be too overweight to join the military. It is scary to think about what this could mean for future generations, but it is not MORE >
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