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When we met Sara three years ago, she was only 21-years-old, newly diagnosed HIV positive and a recent immigrant from Haiti. Sara had been referred for supportive counseling services by her physician, who was concerned that Sara’s health would be jeopardized without a strong Kreyol-speaking support system. Sara was initiallyresistant to counseling but was willing work with someone who understood her cultural background and could help her navigate the health and social service system.




With support from DCS WSS and case management, Sara was able to attend to her basic life needs while acclimating to life in New York City.  Once her basic needs were met, Sara began to process and explore her feelings about her HIV status, immigration, family separation and the future. Sara became receptive to learning about HIV treatment adherence and safer sex practices, and there was a noticeable improvement in her attitude and mood. A year ago Sara went back to school to learn English and obtain full-time employment.
She has since found a job, an apartment and is financially independent!  Sara’s health is strong and stable; she remains engaged in her medical care and is excited about the bright and successful future she has ahead of her.

When we met Sara three years ago, she was only 21-years-old, newly diagnosed HIV positive and a recent immigrant from Haiti. Sara had been referred for supportive counseling services by her physician, who was concerned that Sara’s health would be jeopardized without a strong Kreyol-speaking support system. Sara was initially
resistant to counseling but was willing work with someone who understood her cultural background and could help her navigate the health and social service system.


With support from DCS WSS and case management, Sara was able to attend to her basic life needs while acclimating to life in New York City.  Once her basic needs were met, Sara began to process and explore her feelings about her HIV status, immigration, family separation and the future. Sara became receptive to learning about HIV treatment adherence and safer sex practices, and there was a noticeable improvement in her attitude and mood. A year ago Sara went back to school to learn English and obtain full-time employment.

She has since found a job, an apartment and is financially independent!  Sara’s health is strong and stable; she remains engaged in her medical care and is excited about the bright and successful future she has ahead of her.

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2nd Annual Summer Soiree
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Zoom It’s that time again, last year we enjoyed the pleasure of your company and look forward to seeing each and every one of you again this year!
As a tradition, we will be honoring and recognizing the work and dedication of three individuals from within the community who have dedicated decades of their professional and personal life to serving the public. 
We look forward to your continued support and see you soon!

It’s that time again, last year we enjoyed the pleasure of your company and look forward to seeing each and every one of you again this year!

As a tradition, we will be honoring and recognizing the work and dedication of three individuals from within the community who have dedicated decades of their professional and personal life to serving the public. 

We look forward to your continued support and see you soon!

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Zoom Join us today! Safe Teens Acting Responsibly (STAR) and Women’s Empowerment Programs will be joining many of our partners participate in a walk-a-thon for Teen Dating Violence. Statistics show that 1 in 4 teens will experience teen dating violence. This issue does not discriminate in gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, or faith. We invite you to join us in changing these staggering statistics by bringing awareness to New York City on the dangers of teen dating violence.

JOIN US TODAY @ 9! 

Join us today! Safe Teens Acting Responsibly (STAR) and Women’s Empowerment Programs will be joining many of our partners participate in a walk-a-thon for Teen Dating Violence. Statistics show that 1 in 4 teens will experience teen dating violence. This issue does not discriminate in gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, or faith. We invite you to join us in changing these staggering statistics by bringing awareness to New York City on the dangers of teen dating violence.

JOIN US TODAY @ 9! 

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Shop with Us & Amazon Smile!
Through the Amazon Smile Foundation when you shop, 5% of your total purchase can be donated to DCS. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. 
Here is how it works:   
  1. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/ from the web browser on your computer or mobile device
  2. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Type in Diaspora Community Services on the search bar and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
  3. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
  4. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
  5. Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.
Happy shopping and thank you for your support!

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News From Across the Diaspora - Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture - Inter Press Service
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Zoom "HIV is still OUR issue. It is why, DCS continues to work on HIV prevention education to eliminate stigma and discrimination while ensuring those living with HIV have access to confidential, quality services" states Carine Jocelyn, Executive Director of Diaspora Community Services. Today we launched a campaign in the communities we serve , over 25 bus shelters in Brooklyn have our HIV message. Have you seen one yet?!?! If so, send us a picture- Facebook/Tweet/Instagram it out. We would love to hear from you!!

"HIV is still OUR issue. It is why, DCS continues to work on HIV prevention education to eliminate stigma and discrimination while ensuring those living with HIV have access to confidential, quality services" states Carine Jocelyn, Executive Director of Diaspora Community Services. 

Today we launched a campaign in the communities we serve , over 25 bus shelters in Brooklyn have our HIV message. 

Have you seen one yet?!?! If so, send us a picture- Facebook/Tweet/Instagram it out. We would love to hear from you!!

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Executive Director, Carine Jocelyn together with her team during an interview at BRIC. Click on the link to watch the video! 

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Stateless in Nepal - Inter Press Service

 

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Zoom Did you know Diaspora provides screening and referral for womendealing with issues of domestic violence?Feel free to contact us if you or know someone who’s a victim. http://www.diasporacs.org/p. (718) 399.0200e. info@diasporacs.org

Did you know Diaspora provides screening and referral for women
dealing with issues of domestic violence?

Feel free to contact us if you or know someone who’s a victim. 

http://www.diasporacs.org/
p. (718) 399.0200
e. info@diasporacs.org

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