Positive Living North provides a wide array of programs and services designed to raise public awareness, prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS/HCV, reduce stigma and discrimination, and support people living with, affected by, or at risk of HIV/AIDS/HCV.

Through our expertise and commitment, we are well situated within the region to effectively support individuals, service agencies and professionals, at-risk populations, and specific populations such as urban and rural Aboriginal communities, in initiating and implementing strategies to stem the further spread of this virus.

Support Services

The Support Services Department of Positive Living North is dedicated to provide caring, culturally-appropriate, non-judgmental care and advocacy to those living with HIV/AIDS/HCV in Northern BC. For those newly diagnosed or living with HIV/AIDS/HCV, we can offer supports to help people understand their diagnosis and provide information and counselling.

The Support Services Department is a team consisting of:

  • Support Services Manager
  • Peer Support Workers
  • Elder
  • Prevention/Support Worker

The Support Services Department provides the following programs and services:

  • Social Support
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • One-on-one and group support
  • Support for alcohol and drug issues
  • Support team services
  • Health information
  • Grief and loss support
  • Resource distribution (eg. Weekly Food Hub Hamper, Boost Supplements, Bus Tickets, Breakfast Program, Fresh Fruit and Granola Bar)

We can offer information for medical supports, doctor or hospital visits, alcohol and drug counselling, treatment centers, Ministry of Housing and Social Development, housing, food hampers, and other resources as needed.

Our main goal is a safe environment and confidential space where those living with HIV/AIDS/HCV can feel welcome. For additional information or questions please contact us!

Positive Talk

Our Positive Talk meetings are designed for HIV+ members to come together and join in a sharing circle— "what is said in the circle, respectively stays in the circle".

You are able to come and talk openly in a safe space with other HIV+ people, along with our Prevention/Support Worker and Elder Advisor.

You will be able to participate in a smudge, discuss upcoming events, find out new information around HIV, as well as have lunch.

For more information, please feel free to contact any of the Support Services staff.

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