09/24/18: Opioids and HIV in Los Angeles (updated information)

I want to share updates on Opioid/HIV event that is happening on Sept 24.  Please see below and the attached flyer.  Please feel free to share this with your network, listserv, providers, and clients.

  Current Opioid Use in Los Angeles Flyer (pdf)opioids

To register, please click https://aetcnec.virtualforum.com/pifidform.cfm?erid=72168&sc=3083&aetccode=12   or you click directly from the flyer.




08/30/18: Taking Action to Address Opioid Misuse | “Last Thursday of the Month” L.A. CADA Professional Training Series


Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost: 3 CEUs for $25

L.A. CADA Wellness Center
11015 Bloomfield Ave.,
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Event Page on Our Website



ACOF hiring a Substance Abuse Recovery Specialist

Substance Abuse Recovery Specialist

A Community of Friends Los Angeles, CA

  • Salary$18 to $21 Hourly
  • Benefits OfferedVision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment TypeFull-Time
(2 Positions Available)

Classification: Full Time – Non Exempt

Position Summary:

The Substance Abuse Specialist will develop, oversee and implement substance abuse recovery program for dually diagnosed adults living in ACOF’s buildings. This position will coordinate services, including leading on-site support and recovery groups and 12 Step meetings or coordinating these groups through service sub-contractors; consulting with supportive services and residential management staff regarding tenants’ progress and participation; making referrals to Addiction Counselors and Clinicians as appropriate; conducting and/or arranging for provision of related RSC training; providing crisis support as needed; and developing and maintaining a resource file/manual on services and resources available in Los Angeles County. The Specialist will also continue to establish relationships with clinics, substance abuse programs, treatment centers and clinicians; attend community association and coalition meetings; and refine specific intervention strategies and programming, as needed In addition, the Specialist will work with two peer support counselors providing direction and support. This position requires a comprehensive understanding of substance abuse issues within the mentally ill population.

Essential Duties:

  • Accesses resident’s mental health, substance abuse and independent living needs.
  • Supports the establishment of tenant driven recovery activities and groups within the building.
  • Assists residents in linking with resources in the community, primarily recovery services and activities aimed at increasing the resident’s knowledge of community resources and ability to use those resources.
  • Maintains a service provider referral network for residents that entails identifying and establishing effective relationships with agencies that provide recovery and treatment services.
  • Prepares and submit reports as required by funding agencies to document outcomes and quality effectiveness of services.
  • Maintains individual resident files in an organized and professional manner; updated case notes.
  • Provides crisis response and management as necessary
  • Participates with case management and property management staff in case consultation and recovery options with tenants.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to provide direction and support for two peer support counselor.

Basic Qualifications:

•Two (2) years professional experience working with adults with disabilities within a residential setting providing substance abuse counseling.
•Three (3) months prior use of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
•Valid California driver’s license.
•Ability to meet California minimum and ACOF insurance requirements.
•Access to a personal vehicle to be used to conduct ACOF business.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Current Substance Abuse Certification.
•Sound judgment and excellent problem solving skills.
•Ability to work with diverse resident populations to promote independent living skills.
•Interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with staff and tenants.
•Knowledge of public benefit & social service systems.
•Proficiency with Microsoft software programs.

A Community of Friends is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


A Community of Friends

Why Work Here?Great opportunity for growth, 100% paid benefits including year end recess. No probation period!

A Community of Friends (ACOF) is a nonprofit affordable housing development corporation founded in 1988 with the goal of developing housing for individuals and families with special needs. Its mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness. ACOF’s values are Dignity, Excellence, and Community. A Community of Friends is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Los Angeles, CA



Letter to CDPH Office of AIDS Stakeholders about the Enacted Budget

Governor Brown signed the Enacted Budget on June 27, 2018. The Enacted Budget includes several changes for the Office of AIDS which are explained in the letter at the below link.






Job Announcement



The Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital is offering a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transgender Health Research for a highly motivated epidemiologist or skilled social/behavioral scientist. Applicants for the postdoctoral position must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., public health, sociology, psychology), or related fields. The research focus is HIV and related disparities in transgender populations across the life course. The postdoctoral fellow will assist with oversight and management of a new multisite cohort of transgender patients to prospectively assess medical gender affirmation, mental health, and HIV-related outcomes. They will be responsible for ongoing research activities such as developing analysis proposals, conducting data analysis, and writing manuscripts. In addition, the fellow will participate in grant writing, the development of new projects, carry out related analyses using data from other studies, and facilitate research productivity of graduate students and junior research team members. It is expected that the fellow will apply for additional funding during the fellowship. Fellowship candidates must have extensive experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases using SAS or Stata. The fellow will have a Harvard Medical School postdoctoral appointment and a research affiliation at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, a local federally-qualified community health center specializing in LGBTQ healthcare and population research. The fellow will join a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity to attend seminars, colloquia, and other regularly scheduled research activities at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and partnering institutions. Applications are actively encouraged from historically underrepresented groups.



* PhD, ScD or an equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology), or related fields * Quantitative analysis skills and experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases, including longitudinal modeling.



* Knowledge of transgender health, LGBTQ health disparities, and HIV-affected populations.

* Track record of, or strong potential for, independent funding.


SALARY: NIH-level postdoctoral fellowship stipend plus fringe benefits.


START DATE: Flexible, can be as early as July 2018.



* Send a single PDF with current curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, copies of two first-author publications, contact information for three references, and a one-page statement describing career goals, research interests, and reasons for applying to: Dr. Sari Reisner at sari.reisner@childrens.harvard.edu<mailto:sari.reisner@childrens.harvard.edu>

* Please put “Post-Doc Application [LAST NAME]: Transgender Health Research” in the subject line.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 2018. This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.

JOB | Program Supervisor West HOPWA Regional Housing Services

Program Supervisor
West HOPWA Regional Housing Services

Title: Program Supervisor
Program: Metro West HOPWA Regional Housing Services
Supervisor: Metro West Regional Director of Housing Services

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Position Summary: In coordination with the Metro West Regional Director of Housing Services, the Program Supervisor is responsible for staff supervision and program management in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

Ensure program compliance with contract obligations
Provide support and coordination to intake screening process for clients seeking housing services and assign clients to Housing Specialist/Case Manager.
Review Housing Specialist financial assistance applications for accuracy and compliance.
Assists with coordinating administrative tasks and human resources activities.
Establish positive working relationships with local government offices and community-based organizations. Attend community meetings.
Make recommendations on Alliance programs and administrative policies to the Regional Office Director.
Prepare internal/external reports on client services activities to private and government funders.
Monitor program files, including audits, reviews, and quality assurance.


Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, Master’s Degree preferred.
Two years’ minimum experience in a case management or similar role.  Supervisory experience preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Great people skills and ability to work with a diverse population.
Well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Must have access to a car; valid CA driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
TB screening required annually.
To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter to Maribel Ulloa at mulloa@alliancehh.org

Alliance for Housing and Healing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, medical condition, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or opinion, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.



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