It Takes A Village programs are based upon theory-based interventions which have been researched and adapted to meet the needs of the communities we serve. However, the effectiveness of each program greatly depends upon the level of involvement of the community, and the trust the community has with our staff and organization. All programs and services are provided free of charge to participants.

Program Details

Creating a community of African-American men who love men throughout the Denver metro area, to address health, relationships, emotional needs and substance abuse. The program includes social events, weekly groups, peer outreach and individual counseling. Contact Mashawn Moore, Program Director, and Willie Watkins, Outreach Coordinator, at 303-367-5021.

Client Services
Providing assistance, advocacy, and emotional support to HIV positive individuals of all races, who need help with medical or social services that impact their health. Contact the Client Services team at 303-367-4747 and Gerald Borden with Brother Jeff's Community Health Initiative at 720-628-4449.

Community Without Walls
Provides confidential HIV and STD testing for individuals who were recently incarcerated. This program also assists recently released HIV positive men who need assistance transitioning back into the community. Contact Cinzia Ayite, Program Coordinator, at 303-367-4747.

HIV and STD Testing and Counseling
Provided free of charge every Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm. Testing is available in Spanish upon request. HIV testing is confidential and Rapid with results in 20 minutes. If STD results for Chlamydia or Gonorrhea are positive, treatment is free at Denver Health. Contact Sama Rasul at 303-367-4747.

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program
Provides rental assistance, eviction prevention and utility assistance to Aurora residents who qualify. Contact Khalil Halim at 303-367-4747.

Phenomenal Women
Creating a community of African-American women throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan area, to address health, relationship, financial, and emotional issues, focusing on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease prevention, substance use, and empowerment. This program includes worskshops which meet twice each month, HIV and STD testing, peer outreach and individual counseling. Contact Imani Latif at It Takes A Village, 303-367-4747.

Seeking Safety Group
Providing assistance, groups and support for women of all races, ages and backgrounds to help them overcome difficulties (including but not limited to domestic violence, violence, sexual assault and abuse, other traumas, and substance abuse), and find strength and safety in themselves. Groups meet every Wednesday from 1 - 2:30 pm at It Takes a Village, 1475 Lima Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Contact Corinthiah Brown at 720-447-6842.

Substance Abuse Treatment
Provides substance abuse treamtent to HIV positive and at risk individuals through one on one counseling and in groups. Services are provided for those new to treatment or who have relapsed. Counseling also provided in Spanish. Groups are provided every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 12 pm at 1475 Lima Street in Aurora. Contact the Substance Abuse Treatment team at 303-367-4747.

The Just Us Project
Providing emotional support, counseling, workshops and some financial assistance to African-Americans living with HIV or AIDS, in order for them to improve their health, quality of life and ability to have safer, more fulfilling relationships. Contact Khalil Halim at It Takes A Village, 303-367-4747 or Gerald Borden at Brother Jeff's Community Health Initiative, 720-628-4449.

Providing support, outreach, help finding resources, groups and HIV prevention/care for the Denver metro transgender community. Groups are every Wednesday from 4 - 6 pm, and en espanol on Mondays from 4 - 6pm at 1477 Lima Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Dinner is provided. Seeking Safety groups for trans people who are struggling with adult or childhood trauma or addiction take place every Tuesday from 1-2:30 pm. Lunch is provided. Individual counseling or life coaching with transition issues is available with Arica King. Contact Camilla Amaya, Program Manager, at 303-242-6313. Or drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat each weekday.

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