Founding Executive Director and CEO Sharen Duke talks with New York Nonprofit Media's Dan Rosenblum about how health care advances have changed the Alliance and how our peer education model helps our clients.
Founding Executive Director Sharen Duke discusses our 25+ year history of changing lives in a "One To One" interview with Sheryl McCarthy. In this insightful interview, you can learn how The Alliance has evolved, broadened its breadth of services, and merged with the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. You'll also find out about our free and confidential HIV testing, and successful peer training program.
Interested in earning your Peer Certification? Enroll in our upcoming Peer Education Training!
Dates: June 5th – July 21st, 2017 (3 days a week)
Eligible applicants must have:
- AmidaCare Health Plan Insurance plan
- Completed a foundational training (like Exponents, ARRIVE or Alliance’s Peer Recovery Education program)
- Have an identified (infected with) lived experience of HIV or HCV or a history of substance use/or accessed harm reduction services
Since our founding days, we have been staunchly committed to helping people through some of the toughest moments of their lives. Many of those we serve are dealing with chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, diabetes, substance use, and mental health, but have had limited resources available to help them lead long and productive lives.
The proposed federal budget, released yesterday, will inevitably diminish dreams and shorten lives, curtailing access for our most vulnerable population to programs and services that have kept them in their jobs, in their homes, and on their feet.
We urge our elected officials from both parties to consider the devastating and disproportionate impact that these proposed cuts will have on your constituents.
Every day, we assist people struggling to achieve access - and success - in their lives. Yet, these cuts would knock them down just as they are trying to lift themselves up.
At the Alliance, we’re helping your fellow New Yorkers in crisis—and that makes our needs very concrete. As we help many of our clients get off the street and back on track, we’re always in need of gently worn or new clothing (particularly for men) and accessories.
Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday at the Alliance’s Midtown office at 64 W 35th Street, 3rd floor. Call 212-645-0875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.