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Tapestry Health is a locally grown, community-based non-profit in western Massachusetts that offers affordable, high quality care. Our sites provide family planning services, reproductive health exams, STI screenings, HIV counseling and testing, needle exchange, outreach efforts, a WIC nutrition program, and much more. Continue...
In response to the recent spike in overdoses in the region, we are holding a free training next Tuesday, November 24 at 6:00pm in the Summit Room at the La Quinta on Congress Street in Springfield. You will learn:
- how the opioid epidemic is impacting the region- how to recognize and prevent an opioid overdose- what to do if an overdose occurs, including calling 9-1-1- how to perform rescue breathing- how to administer nasal naloxone, or Narcan.
For those who are likely to witness an overdose, we can provide free Narcan.
Can you imagine going through winter without a coat or gloves? Some of our clients in the Pioneer Valley don't have a choice. Get a free cup of coffee when you donate new or gently used winter wear to participating locations from now through December 14.
We need: - coats and jackets - tents- gloves and mittens - sleeping bags- hats - backpacks- scarves - bath towels- socks* - wash clothes- blankets - underwear*- boots - long underwear** new items only please
You can make your donation at: Barstow's Dairy Store & Bakery in HadleyThe Black Sheep in AmherstCafe Evolution in FlorenceEsselon in HadleyThe Old Creamery in CummingtonThe Roost in Northamptonor at any of the Not Ready for Bedtime Players performances at UMass.
By Jackie BrunoWWLP 22NEWSDecember 1, 2010
Wednesday December 1st is World AIDS day. Tapestry Health is honoring the day with free HIV testing at locations throughout the Pioneer Valley for the entire week.
On Wednesday, they were at UMass Amherst testing college students for the disease.
With a simple swipe of one's cheek or a prick of the finger, students were able to get their results within 20 minutes.
Dennis Canty, of Tapestry Health, told 22News, "There's a lot of research that indicates that 18 to 24 year old population has one of the highest growing rates of HIV infections. We want to come out to the colleges because it's a great way to get in touch with this population."
Canty said one in every three Massachusetts residents who have HIV doesn’t know it, and knowing your status is the best way to reduce the spread of HIV.
Original article here.
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