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2659 S. Kedvale Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60623
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Alejandra (Alex) Pena
Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Project VIDA was founded by a consortium of volunteers in 1992 to address the unique needs and concerns of Latino and African American individuals at risk for or currently living with HIV/AIDS. We began with two co-founders distributing condoms out of a hardware store in Little Village (over 90,000 residents), then grew to have our own space, and now have two sites with dedicated and committed staff, volunteers, contractors, and Board of Directors. Project VIDA’s mission was newly revised in 2010 and is now “to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services.”
The VIDA Wellness Center provides Oriental medicine, such as acupuncture and massage therapy to the South Lawndale/Little Village community, as well as the rest of the Chicagoland community.
Condoms are available to the general public on a walk-in basis during general operating hours, Monday thru Friday at the following two sites:
Free and confidential HIV counseling and testing is available to the general public by appointment or during general operating hours on a first-come, first-serve basis, at the following two sites listed below.
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