Women Support Services
The Women Support Program is specifically for ACB HIV + women, we provide various supports such as diverse one on one counselling, peer supports, conduct outreach programs, accompaniment to medical appointments, hospital and home visits, system navigation, advocacy and facilitating educational programs for peers, Informal group programming and social spaces like the Women’s Community Kitchen that takes place once every month.
Peer Workers provide the following:
- Support to other women as they navigate the social service system.
- Support services provided include; appointment support, service access, leadership, advocacy (how-to and on-site), facilitation/education, family support and harm reduction.
- Peer Workers will help to create social spaces that are welcoming and supportive.
B.C.A.P’s Women’s Peer Support Coordinator provides the following:
- Provide one-on-one client support for HIV positive women
- Peer coordination: This includes the recruitment of peers as volunteers, screening, training, support, management, placement, and evaluation of Peer Workers.
Agencies can request the support of peers by contacting B.C.A.P.
The Women’s Support Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Toronto Circle of Care Initiative
Nokukhanya Ngcobo (She/Her), Interim Women Support Coordinator
B.C.A.P works to create culturally relevant outreach, prevention and support services for people infected with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV.
Please help us to reduce HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV.