It takes all of us to end the spread of HIV/AIDS and battle preventable chronic illness in our communities. Learn more about the crisis, our mission, and how you can help!
To stop the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and prevention by building an extensive network for excellent health and wellness in the community.
To educate faith leaders about HIV/AIDS and other health issues that effect their communities and build a network for excellent health for all people.
After seeing the need for faith leaders and laypeople to engage in the fight to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, West Side Pastors Coalition for AIDS & Inner City Health formed in 1994 as response to the growing epidemic. WSPCA has endeavored for almost 20 years to create linkages between the faith and health communities to provide resources and end the stigma and spread of HIV/AIDS.
The Coalition believes strongly in education and prevention while increasing compassion and non-judgmental care. We provide pastoral care, support groups, grief counseling and continue to build faith based health ministries. We also promote faith community involvement in HIV testing.
Other health issues that impact poor communities and are often overlooked include: Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Stroke and Hypertension. The Coalition supports programs in the community that address these concerns.
Some ways we impact include:
Annual Back to school/Back to Reality School Supply Giveaway targets our youth and promotes HIV awareness with the use of entertainment, refreshments, and speakers providing free school supplies to those in attendance
Annual Clergy Breakfast brings to together clergy and laypersons, health care professionals, civic leaders, community members, and non profit representatives to fellowship around topical discussion around HIV/AIDS. Held in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day in June each year
HIV Counseling and Support through our relationship with the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Community Events through our partnership with West Suburban Medical Center
Faith Leader Symposiums designed to provide continuing education credits through pastoral education around HIV/AIDS
West Side Pastors Coalition for AIDS and Inner-City Health is a 501(3)c tax deductible organization committed to linking the faith community, health care industry, and nonprofit organizations in the call to end the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our mission to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in our communities.
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