PROGRAMS/SERVICES TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Abounding Prosperity, Inc. believes that preventative services are of utmost importance to prevent disease and improve health and the quality of life. Given this, the organization offers an array of program and services targeted to Black gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (BMSM) and male to female Transgender individuals, ages 17 and older. Below is a list of our current programs and services offered, please contact us for more information or how to enroll in one of the programs.
Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services with Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results:
(CLEAR) provides intensive, client-centered risk reduction counseling to persons for whom risk reduction is difficult to achieve or maintain but who also are willing to work on these issues. Our clients may not benefit from less intensive risk reduction interventions until after psychosocial needs (e.g., mental health, substance abuse, or housing) that interfere with risk reduction are addressed. .
Many Men, Many Voices:
(3MV) is a seven-session, group-level HIV and STD prevention intervention that we offer for Black men having sex with men or gay men of color. The intervention addresses factors that influence the behavior of men having sex with men or gay men of color (Black and Latino), including cultural, social, and religious norms; interactions between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases; sexual relationship dynamics; and the social and psychological influences that racism and homophobia have on HIV risk behaviors.
d-up: Defend Yourself!:
This is a community-level intervention offered for Black men who have sex with men (MSM) d-up! is designed to promote social norms of condom use and assist Black MSM to recognize and handle risk related racial and sexual bias.
Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS):
This is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention that we offer with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) mode that encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish an effective, working relationship with the Linkage Coordinator.
Let’s Talk About (Safer) Sex”:
This is a compilation of several, different elements from “Many Men, Many Voices” (3MV)—including HIV 101 and “Sex in the City”—which are all part of the CDC’s Diffusion of Evidence Based Interventions (DEBIs). “Let’s Talk About (Safer) Sex” targets Black Men who have sex with men (BMSM) and Black Transgender (BTG)/male-to-female (MTF) individuals of all ages.
AP Inc. hosts weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings for men who are recovering from alcohol and substance addictions.
AP Inc. currently operates a congregate housing residential property (The Prosperity House), located in the Southern sector of Dallas County that provides opportunities for transitional housing for MSM and others in need of housing.
FREE HIV Counseling and Testing & Sexually Transmitted Infection Services with Personalized Cognitive Counseling:
Since 2006, AP Inc. has provided HIV counseling, testing, and referral services to all of its clients and partners in addition to syphilis testing.
Ball/House and Pageant (B/HAP) Communities’ Leadership and Health Disparities Conference:
This is an annual conference hosted by AP Inc. to reduce health disparities across the southern region of the United States by promoting health equity and improving leadership capacity among sexual minorities and members of the GLBT community. The conference targets African American and Latino men who have sex with men (AAMSM/LMSM) as well as Transgender male-to-female (T-MTF) individuals. All of these persons are members, fans, supporters, allies and/or spectators of Ball/House and Pageant (B/HAP) communities. B/HAP convenes each year during the first weekend of October in Dallas, Texas. www.bhapconference.org.
AP, Inc. Mission:
To provide services that address health, social and economic disparities among Black men with a particular emphasis on gay, bisexual and male to female Transgender individuals.
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