Month: February 2015

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  • We started a podcast!

    Harlem United’s health and fitness podcast is coming soon! We’re going to be talking with our staff—doctors, dentists, therapists, nutritionists, and more—while also consulting community experts to give you actionable tips and inspiring stories for living a fit and healthy life. [powerpress]


  • Go behind the scenes of a client show

    A few times a year our day program clients put on a show for staff, friends, and family to showcase their talents in singing, dancing, and all other forms of entertainment. This builds camaraderie and community.


  • Facing HIV & addiction through performance

    I spent a few hours each week in December in the dining room of Harlem United’s Willis Green Jr. Adult Day Health Care Center. There was silverware clanking, conversations bubbling, and of course clients bustling. As lunch hour ends, clients and staff clear out the tables and the room becomes a make-shift rehearsal space. Here,…


  • 7 Facts You Need to Know on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2015, we put together a list of seven surprising (and humbling) statistics and facts about the impact of HIV and AIDS on Black Americans, especially in Harlem. 1. The rate of HIV infection in Harlem is 4-5 times higher than the national average Central…


  • Yoga comes to Harlem United

    Like many programs at Harlem United, this program exists because it’s something that the members expressed an interest in. “This will help us,” they told us and so we’re working with Three and a Half Acres to get them what they need. This on-going partnership continues today.


  • How a quiet change is transforming young LGBT lives

    At 4:59 p.m., the community space at HOME—our program for LGBT young adults—is bustling. There’s a group of three young women sitting on the couch talking, one program member is checking his email on the computer, other members go in and out, checking their schedule for the next day and flagging down staff to talk…