09/23/17: Policing – women of color and LGBTQ communities

LGBT WOC policing2215 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Women of color and the LGBTQ community will be the focus of the upcoming countywide Policing and Human Relations public hearing of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. The hearing will take place Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Los Angeles Trade Tech College in Room 101 in Aspen Hall (2215 S. Grand Ave.). The hearing is the sixth in a series of public hearings that are being used as opportunities to assist the Commission in strengthening trust between police and communities, and advancing positive intergroup relations through policing practices. Members of the community are invited to share their experiences of interactions with law enforcement, including the LAPD, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), within Los Angeles County and/or provide recommendations to address policing issues.

According to the 2016 Report on the Status of Women in Los Angeles County there are 5.1 million women and girls living in L.A. County. L.A. County has experienced an increase in women of color over the past decade, with the population increasing from 71% in 2006 to 74% in 2014. UCLA Law think tank TheWilliams Institute estimated in 2016 that out of the 1.3 million LGBT residents in California, over 31% percent live in Los Angeles County.

The hearing is being presented in conjunction with the African American Policy Forum, Gender Justice LA, TransLatin@ Coalition and the San Fernando Valley’s Somos Familia Valle.

For more information, please visit wdacs.lacounty.gov or call (213) 738-2788.

#LACounty #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTI #queer #transgender #lesbian #gay#AfricanAmerican #Latino #Latinx #LosAngeles #SouthLA #EastLA #LASD#LAPD

CARS now available for download and use

CARS now available for download and use

Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is an easy-to-use computer guided interview that includes comprehensive psychosocial and mental health assessments. CARS is flexible, allowing the user to integrate assessment information from multiple sessions. CARS is easy to understand, providing immediate personalized information about the mental health disorders for which a client qualifies or is at risk, a summary of other risk factors and important issues, and a list of resources personalized by a client’s issues and location.  READ MORE

5th Annual Rally for Recovery

I would like to cordially invite you to participate in our 5th Annual Rally for Recovery event!


Every September, our agency,  in support of National Recovery Month aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders. It is our time to motivate and celebrate the people in recovery. This years’ event will be on Thursday, September 21 2017 from 12pm-4pm. We are asking for your support to collaborate, unite and bring awareness to the community.


There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate National Recovery Month. They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and further a greater understanding about the disease of mental health and substance use disorders.


Please RSVP by September 15th  to confirm your sites participation and reserve a table. We are asking for a $15.00 dollar value raffle donation. Either a gift card or gift basket will suffice.

We hope to get your support.


The contact person for this event is: Rachel Carrillo: rcarrillo@lacada.com or 562 906-2676 ext.107



(1st Follow Up Meeting to the In The Meantime hosted Town Hall Meeting/ Call to Action)
Save the Date:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7-9pm
Hosted by Carl Highshaw, Founder and Executive Director of the AMAAD Institute, (Arming Minorities Against Addiction and Disease Institute)
The AMAAD Institute
10221 S. Compton Ave, Suite #105
Los Angeles CA 90002, (Onsite Parking)
(323) 569-1610, (323) 733-4868
(The overarching meeting agenda will focus on community engagement, prevention and addiction intervention for the LGBTQ community)

HIV+ cis/trans women – emergency/transitional housing program

W.E.C.A.N Transitional Housing is an Emergency/Transitional housing program for cis and trans women 18 years and older living with HIV/AIDS.

This innovating housing program is designed for women who are committed to achieve independent living skills in an effort to enhance their quality of life.


  • SSI Benefits Award letter dated within last 12 months
  • GR Awards letter 3 months of net spend transactions
  • Bank statements for the last three months
  • Identification Card
  • Diagnosis form indicating the client is HIV+

**Our Mission is to provide a clean peaceful and nurturing environment while encouraging self reliance to women as they transition into independent living.

AETC’s HIV Medicine Fellowship Program

The AIDS Education and TraiKCMO HIVFellowship_2017_bookletning Center (AETC) at the Keck School of Medicine at USC has expanded their HIV Medicine Fellowship Program, a competitive program designed to train primary care providers to become experts in comprehensive HIV medical care. Beginning in August 2016, in order to further meet the needs of underserved HIV communities, the program has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS) HIV Program, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine’s Southern California Clinical Leaders Program, and ViiV Healthcare to expand our fellowship to accept up to four fellows annually. Continuing the program’s commitment to develop highly trained HIV experts, this new collaboration is a unique opportunity for young physicians who are committed to improving primary care for people living with HIV in underserved communities. The fellowship is for primary care physicians to become knowledgeable and have the necessary skills to provide comprehensive high-level, patient-centered HIV care, so that as providers they can develop community specific interventions, become systems leaders, and be successful community partners for the most vulnerable populations in HIV epidemics.

Please refer to the attached flyer for more details.

KCMO HIVFellowship_2017_booklet