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!ISIS: Sexual Health Development & Resources
Referral for Pregnancy Help
The CDC estimates there are approximately 19 million new cases of STDs each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24. ISIS, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland develops sexual health resources for teens and at risk communities including the internet and mobile phone applications. ISIS is host to the 2nd Sex::Tech conference. A place where youth and youth advocates come together to discuss issues affecting teens and at risk communities. For more information about ISIS or Sex::Tech visit: SXTechConference.org
If you're facing an unplanned pregnancy, you don't have to be alone. Call 1-800-395-HELP. Our services are totally confidential and free. If you're pregnant, call now 1-800-395-HELP. You can call from anywhere in the U.S., the toll-free number is available to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Get Treatment For Methamphetamine DependenceHelp Raise Awareness for HIV/AIDS
Is Methamphetamine ruining your work, financial security and
home life? Addiction affects you and the ones you love. Want your life back? If
so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study designed to test an
investigational medication for the treatment of Methamphetamine dependence.
Call (415) 333-QUIT to learn more. Participants in this study will be
compensated for their time and will receive free weekly substance abuse
The HIV/AIDS epidemic isn’t just happening in far away places, it’s still here where we live and it’s still infecting the people that we love. In the United States of America, more than 1 million people are living with HIV and over 14,000 people with AIDS die each year. Did you know that California has the second highest HIV/AIDS incidence rate in the country? How about the fact that almost 12% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in California are women and that over two thirds of all HIV Californians are residing right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is not a cure for HIV/AIDS. Until There’s A Cure… help raise awareness, wear The Bracelet. Talk about it. And remember, HIV/AIDS is preventable. Silence, is deadly. Be a part of the solution. Please visit Until.org
The Hope for Our Youth HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign
In response to the always increasing new cases of HIV/AIDS, WOW! Productions /J4L Foundation has founded the Hope for Our Youth (HFOY), HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign. The Hope for Our Youth, HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign launched statewide in Northern California in August, 2005 and became national in January of 2006. They believe that this campaign is a great opportunity for people to get involved in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in their communities. With your support this campaign will bring awareness to the importance of being tested for HIV/AIDS. In the U.S., complacency had set in regarding HIV/AIDS. Many people believe that because medical technology has progressed to a point where infected people can live longer, HIV/AIDS should no longer be a priority; this is contradicted by the latest statistics supplied by the Centers for Disease. WOW! and HFOY want their audience to escape fear and be aware of the cause/effects of not being tested for HIV/AIDS. They believe that all should get Tested, get their results and live their lives! With your support they will be able to bring awareness to this pandemic HIV/AIDS. If you are interested in making a monetary donation to the Hope for Our Youth™ HIV/AIDS National Awareness Campaign please contact , WOW! Productions, Inc./J4L. Foundation, Inc™ today. You can click here
to visit their website or call (510) 978-3343.
Ways to Monitor Your Child's Growth: Help Detect Developmental Probelms Earlier
It’s time to change how we view a child’s growth. It’s natural to measure your child’s height and weight. But you should measure other ways your child is growing, too. From birth to 5 years, there are milestones your child should reach in terms of how he/she plays, learns, speaks, and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem, even autism. The good news is, the earlier it’s recognized the more you can do to help your child reach her full potential. Talk with a doctor or nurse about your child’s total development. You can also click here
to visit their website or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. This message is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learn the Signs. Act Early.
Community Recovery Center
If you or someone you care about has been looking for a way out of alcohol or other drug addiction, then call or stop by Community Recovery Center, located at 7501 International Blvd in Oakland, on the corner of 75th Avenue and International, where confidential recovery services are provided on a free or very low-cost basis. They accept Medi-Cal and they serve adults and adolescents. Stop by today or call (510) 729-8800 and ask for Ellis Jones.
Telegraph Recovery Center
If you or someone you care about has been looking for a way out of alcohol or other drug addiction, then call or stop by Telegraph Recovery Center at 3007 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, on the corner of 30th and Telegraph, where confidential recovery services are provided on a free or very low-cost basis to adults 18 and over. They accept Medi-Cal and the services can be free. Call (510) 433-1500 and ask for Michael or Sharon.
West Oakland Health Council
If you or someone you care about has been looking for a way out of alcohol or other drug addiction, West Oakland Health Council provides low-cost, short-term residential recovery care for men near downtown, in the Pill Hill area. Services are provided in a beautiful, newly refurbished location and space is available now. Call Dr. Michael Huff at (510) 273-4900.
San Mateo County STD Clinic
Got an itch? Got a burn? Got to know? Come and get tested at the San Mateo County STD clinic. They offer confidential HIV and STD screening and treatment every Tuesday from 4pm-7pm and every Friday from 3pm-6pm. They are located at 222 39th Avenue at the Edison Clinic in the San Mateo Medical Center. For more information call (650) 573-2999 or visit www.smhealth.org/std
The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation
Addison’s disease is a life-threatening illness caused by a hormone insufficiency of the Adrenal glands. Symptoms may include: fatigue, nausea, weight loss, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, salt craving and a darkening of the skin. Individuals with Addison’s disease are often misdiagnosed. If you have these symptoms please see an Endocrinologist, call the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation at (516) 487-4992 or go to www.medhelp.org/nadf
. Early diagnosis may save your life. Your support may lead to a cure.
Regional Cancer Foundation
If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, contact the Regional Caner Foundation. They provide second opionons and treatments consultations for all cancers at NO COST. Regional Cancer Foundation physicians volunteer their expertise to help you. For more information visit www.RegionalCancerFoundation.org
or call 415-775-9956.American Diabetes Association
The mission of this organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.The American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advoacting for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. For more information, please visit www.diabetes.org
The Grief Counseling Project
Are you greiving the loss of a loved one? Need someone to talk to? Crisis Support Services is here to help through confidential Grief Counseling. Trained counselors are here to offer support, counseling and hope in times of hopelessness. We specialize in working with traumatic loss such as accidental death, suicide and homicide berevement. For more information, call 1-800-260-0094.
The Talking Drums project is a one of fifteen community partnerships nationwide that has the goal of increasing awareness about sickle cell disease and trait. We strive to encourage individuals to go beyond learning about their own trait status to taking ownership of the seriousness of the impact of sickle cell disease on the entire community. For information about the Talking Drums project, please call (800) 675-6599.