for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to learn more
about TIHAN and making a difference in the lives of those
living with HIV/AIDS! Your care and support mean the world to
TIHAN and those we serve.
Simple Ways Your Congregation Can Get Involved - One-Time
Projects To Make A Difference
Poz Cafe one month in 2012 (with two other
toiletry items to put into care packages for those
living with HIV
your youth group to create room decorations and table
centerpieces for our Poz Cafe lunch
your congregation to say a prayer for World AIDS Day
raffle prizes and bingo prizes ($5-$20) at Poz Cafe
for our CarePartners living with HIV
holiday support for those living with HIV (and their
children) by bringing in holiday gifts ($10-$20) and
holiday party decorations
a representative from your faith community to attend
the TIHAN liaison meeting in October
a group in your congregation to decorate care packages
volunteer orientations in your bulletin or
newsletters to recruit volunteers who want to make a
difference and get involved
a collection in support of the mission of TIHAN
Orientation - Learn about TIHAN and Volunteer Opportunities on
September 21 from 1:00-5:00pm
Orientation will take place on Wednesday, September 21,
2011 from 1:00-5:00pm at Water of Life Metropolitan Community
Church at 3269 N. Mountain Ave (north of the intersection of
Ft. Lowell/Mountain Ave).
Volunteer Orientation is a great way to learn more about
HIV/AIDS, TIHAN and our current volunteer opportunities, and
how you can help make a difference in our community. It is
also your first step to becoming a volunteer with TIHAN.
cost of the orientation is $17 per person. If you are
interested in attending or if you would like more information,
please contact us at 299-6647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download a Volunteer Application Packet, click here
or visit www.tihan.org
then click on "Volunteer."
Cafe feeds the stomach and many hearts!
Cafe's ongoing success through the years not only demonstrates
the love and compassion our members share, but also the hope
we try to inspire in others. As we celebrate serving our
15,000th meal this month, I am reminded that hope is believing
in the possibility that things can get better.
to show you what kind of an impact you've already had in
spreading that message, here are just a few of the comments
we've been receiving from our latest CarePartner Satisfaction
Cafe helps me realize how much people care about us that are
living with HIV/AIDS."
September menu (meatloaf) is the pinnacle of 'home comfort'
foods I enjoy the most."
hope and pray Poz Cafe continues and am thankful for the
people who sponsor the luncheon. Prayers for you all!"
Anita, and Recruiting a Director of Congregational and
Timpani, TIHAN's Director of Congregational and Community
Relations, is leaving TIHAN, and we wish her the best in the
new adventures that await her and offer our gratitude for her
contributions to TIHAN over the past 14 months!
updated job description is being finalized, and will be posted
soon at www.tihan.org.
Interested applicants may contact Scott Blades at email@example.com
to be added to the list of persons to receive the job opening
announcement and details when available. Thank you for your
patience during the time of transition as volunteers and staff
work to cover some of the responsibilities of this position.
Your Knowledge of HIV - What are Some of the Unique Issues and
Challenges that Often Make It Harder for Women to Prevent HIV
or Take Care of Themselves?
Question: What are some of the unique issues and
challenges faced by women as it relates to preventing HIV
infection, and living with HIV?
Answer: Women have
unique issues and special challenges that make it harder for
them to prevent HIV or take care of themselves if they have HIV.
Here's information from the CDC's
Women can give HIV
to their babies. Women who have HIV can give it to their
Women's bodies are
A woman is twice as
likely as a man to get HIV infection during vaginal sex
(because the lining of the vagina provides a large area
of potential exposure to HIV-infected semen).
Some diseases or
disorders unique to women make HIV more serious.
Women may lack
control in relationships.
Scared to say no to
Scared to insist
their partner (husband or boyfriend) use a condom
Can't talk to their
Don't know if their
partner is doing things that put him (and therefore her)
at risk for HIV
Women may not earn
much money, which makes it hard for them to pay doctors
or even get a ride to their doctor appointments. In extreme
instances, some women even end up trading sex for money or
Women may have to
find someone to take care of their children while they
go to the doctor.
Women may be
caregivers for others and not feel they have the time to
take care of themselves.
Some women are even
afraid to tell their doctors they have HIV, fearing they
won't get good treatment.
Events (Day of Beauty and Musical Potpourri)
Tuesday, September 20: "A Day of Beauty" Benefit -
Look good. Feel good. Do good. At Robert Markley Salon Spa and
the new Robert's Barber Lounge!
yourself—and your loved ones—to beauty, style and
relaxation, and TIHAN benefits, too: all proceeds support
TIHAN's programs for people living with HIV/AIDS! Robert
Markley Salon Spa and Robert's Barber Lounge are offering a
special event on September 20 from 4:00-8:00pm.
yourself with a hair cut/style/treatment/color, massage,
facial, waxing, manicure, and/or pedicure! Call Robert
Markley Salon Spa at 520-747-1388 or Robert's Barber Lounge
at 748-3502. For more information, click
Musical Potpourri Concert—Save the Date—Sunday, November
Musical Potpourri Concert, a spectacular afternoon of music
to benefit TIHAN's programs, will take place on Sunday,
November 13 at 3:00pm. This year's concert, sponsored by
Lutheran Church of the Foothills and Thrivent Financial for
Lutherans, will feature American Idol's Crystal Stark (visit
her website www.crystalstarkmusic.com),
renowned musicians Jazz All-Stars, and the ever-popular
Reveille Men's Chorus (www.reveillemenschorus.org).
for this 90-minute concert are only $12 (including a
reception following the concert where you can meet the
performers). Children 10 and under receive free admission.
All proceeds benefit the programs and services of TIHAN.
Tickets are on sale now at the TIHAN office (credit card
orders can be taken over the phone-299-6647). The concert
takes place at Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 5102 North
Craycroft Road (southeast corner of Territory and
Craycroft). For more information, contact Beth Daum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
a new role with TIHAN and Change a CarePartner's Life!
you been a long time TIHAN volunteer but have yet to work
directly with a CarePartner? Then here's your opportunity to
mix things up a bit by becoming a Care Team volunteer or Link
Specialist! Attend the next Care
& Support Training on Friday September 30 from
1:00-5:30pm and learn how YOU can make a difference in
someone's life today and become Care & Support volunteer!
the training you'll not only learn more about the disease
progression of HIV/AIDS, but also about how to be more
supportive through active listening, boundaries and get some
great information about cultural competency!
could sure use your help serving people with living with HIV
directly in the Tucson community. Make a positive difference
in the life of someone living with HIV/AIDS today!
you are interested in volunteering in any of our CarePartner
programs at TIHAN or you just want to know more about HIV/AIDS
and related issues, please contact Taina Compagnet, Director
of CarePartner Support at (520) 299-6647, or email at email@example.com.
to see you there!
AIDS Awareness Day Event - October 12, Pima Community College,
13 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with HIV.
Latinos account for 20% of AIDS cases in the United States,
while they represent only 14% of the total U.S. population.
Strides have been made in treating this disease, but the best
approaches continue to be education, testing, and prevention
this reason the committee, which is a collaborative effort of
several community agencies/organizations, is inviting the
community to National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to be held
at Pima Community College, West Campus. There will be a
resource fair on October 12 from 11:00am-1:30pm, with food
served at noon. There will also be a program with an awards
ceremony from 1:00-3:00pm.
Big Thank You!
you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers that helped
with the Quarterly Newsletter. We would not be able to
accomplish such a huge project without your help and attention
to detail. If you are interested in helping out with the next
edition of TIHAN's Quarterly Newsletter this winter, contact
our Administrative Assistant Katie Meismer, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 299-6647 and we will add you to the invitation/reminder
list. It is a great way to meet other volunteers—the more
Policies and Expectations
a nonprofit organization that values honesty, TIHAN's Board of
Directors has adopted a variety of policies, including:
(restricting confidential information from unauthorized
(encouraging anyone to report a suspected unethical or
illegal practice, without fear of subsequent
(restricting the destruction of records produced by
employees and volunteers)
of interest policy
(affirming that all staff, volunteers, and board members
avoid conflicts of interest between the interests of TIHAN
and their personal, professional, and business interests)
request a copy of any of these TIHAN's policies, contact email@example.com.