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New York, NY (January 10, 2018) – Harlem United, a nationally recognized housing, health and human services organization, commends Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s continued commitment to improving the lives of all New Yorkers with his 2018 agenda of critically important social and economic policies. In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo showed his commitment to invest in social and economic programs to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers. The Governor announced innovative solutions to address homelessness, including increasing outreach by local social service districts and increasing mental health and substance use disorder ...

How art therapy is changing Ellen’s life

Ellen will be quick to tell you that she’s not an artist, but her dozens of paintings over the past thirteen years tell a different tale. When she first started in the art therapy program in 2004, she says that she didn’t really know what she was doing. “I was just throwing paint on. But I kept coming back every time that I could.” Today, Ellen paints with skill and focus, selecting the subjects of her paintings with care and consideration and always trying to learn something new — from Donna, our art therapist, and also from her fellow artists. Picasso’s art can be broken up into periods — the Blue Period, the Rose Period, Cubism, ...

Time-Sensitive HIV/AIDS Call to Action!

Friday’s World AIDS Day event in NYC was an exciting moment in New York State’s effort to end our HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2020. New HIV diagnoses in New York State have decreased to historic lows and we have demonstrated major progress toward achieving our ETE goals. All of you are part of this progress! In honor of World AIDS Day, I’m asking YOU to make calls to State and federal representatives this week so that we can get to the finish line and end New York’s AIDS epidemic. 1. Call Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Roberts to ask them to increase access to rental assistance for people living with HIV outside of New York City. Who to ...

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Trauma is an experience that produces injury to the body or the mind as from violence or an accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD for short, is a collection of symptoms that can develop after experiencing a life threatening or violent trauma, or witnessing a life-threatening or violent trauma. These symptoms can develop immediately after the trauma, months, or years after the trauma and they can interfere with everyday life. Symptoms of PTSD Intrusive thoughts: thoughts of the trauma that make it difficult for you to think of anything else Flashbacks: re-experiencing the trauma in part of brief periods of time (seconds...

Honoring World Suicide Prevention Day

Lawrence, one of our clients, came to us with an idea: he wanted to make a video talking about his experience with depression and suicide and invite other Harlem United clients to do the same. He hoped it would raise awareness, shatter stigma, and help others like him get the help they need.

What you need to know about overdoses & the opioid epidemic

The rate of opioid overdose in the United States has tripled since 2000. To make matters more complicated, it's not always clear who is at risk for an overdose. The image you have in your mind of who a "drug user" is could be based on an inaccurate stereotype. International Overdose Awareness Day is this Thursday and we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to keep yourself and your friends and family safe — and to help you understand who may be affected and what you can do to help. What can cause an overdose? When you think of an overdose, a dramatic image of someone injecting heroin may come to mind but there are ...

PrEP video ads launch

We were able reach hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers at risk for HIV with a series of video ads designed to inform our community about this effective HIV prevention tool and address common barriers to use. You can see the whole series at harlemunited.org/prep.

Dear Donald Trump

Days before President Donald Trump took office, the Harlem United community—clients, staff, peers, and supporters—came together to address the president-elect to share their experience and their needs and ask what his priorities and commitments would be.

Michele Rowe Ran 26.2 Miles to Honor Her Mom’s Memory

Michele has come a long way while sharing the message that HIV can happen to anyone at any time.

PrEP Marketing Campaign expands to include women

A common misconception is that PrEP is only for gay and bisexual men, which means that women who are also at high risk for HIV may miss out on this effective tool to help keep them HIV negative. To address this, we expanded our award-winning PrEP marketing campaign to include women, both cisgender and transgender. You can learn more at harlemunited.org/prep