Integrated support and education services

Description of Program

What is the intervention/program/project?
PLFV provides educational sessions on HIV prevention throughout the Fraser Valley. Some workshops are provided through partnerships with other agencies. Other interventions are held when PLFV is called with requests to attend health fairs, events, social service fairs, information tabling, etc. Locations where educational sessions are provided include treatment centres, recovery houses, schools on reservations, the Sto’lo Nation. Where possible, training sessions are also provided in classrooms. A peer often presents with the organization so that the information comes directly from someone living with HIV.
 
What is the goal/objective of the intervention/program/project?
The overall aim of the program is to stop the spread of HIV. The goal is to conduct HIV prevention by getting information to the public, those who need it, and those at risk, while reducing stigma. Awareness and education programming are a small part of the larger organization.
The vision is to build a proactive community that is aware, supportive, and receptive to the elimination of the social isolation and stigma connected to HIV, HCV, TB and ALL Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections.
 
Why was the intervention/program/project originally developed?
The organization was formed in response to a needs assessment conducted in 2006 that identified gaps in HIV/AIDS services within the Fraser Valley. The assessment made recommendations in terms of what programs were required first.  The education program was identified as a need.
 
How was the intervention/program/project developed?
The program was modeled on what was identified in the needs assessment/local needs.

Organization

Positive Living Fraser Valley (PLFV)

Program Type

  • Community
  • Education
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Individual
  • Counselling
  • Education

Populations Served

  • People living with HIV/AIDS
  • People who use drugs

Contact Information

Name: Kindra Breau
Position: Community Engagement
Phone: 604-854-1101
Email: plfvcentre@plfv.org
Website: http://plfv.org

Location Information: 

Abbotsford, BC
The program operates a drop-in centre and resource area at the main office in Abbotsford. The organization operates occasional satellite services at the Mission Indian Friendship Centre, the Sto’lo Nation, and the Hope and Area Transition Society. The workshops are offered in various locations.

Virtual

No/Non

Resources for Program

Human

  • Full-time staff (6 positions)

Financial

  • Funding for services and programs
  • Collaborative partnerships and Memorandums of Understanding

Materials

  • Brochures
  • Peer training resources
  • Materials from CATIE

Start Date

2010

Duration

Indefinite/Ongoing

Evaluation

Process monitoring or evaluation

  • Number of events, how many people attended, reasons for attending.

Audience/client feedback and satisfaction

  • Informal/formal workshop feedback.

Outcome evaluation

  • Pre/post evaluation quizzes for workshops.

Evaluation Terms

Audience/client feedback and satisfaction, Outcome evaluation, Process monitoring or evaluation