Youth Engagement & Empowerment Program (YEP)
YEP is a program that provides education to youth and adults on HIV, Hep C, and other Sexually Transmitted Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs). Using a harm reduction approach, YEP strives to increase awareness of prevention and transmission of HIV, Hep C and STBBIs as well as access to testing, care, treatment and referrals. YEP provides people with accurate information and education on; living well with HIV, Hep C and how to protect your own sexual health from HIV, Hep C and other sexually transmitted blood borne infections.
If you are living with, think you might have, or at risk for HIV, Hep C we can lead you in the right direction.
With the help of our peer outreach workers, the YEP program will deliver low threshold outreach related to sexual health and substance-related risk reduction, HIVSTBBI testing, and orientation to local mobile outreach van services.
YEP staff offer community-based education workshops for youth at-risk and service providers who provide services to youth.
Are you living with HIV, Hep C and would like to learn more about something new?
Do you think you may be at risk for HIV, Hep C, and would like to learn more about it, and how to make safer healthier choices?
Are you a service provider that would like to learn more about HIV, Hep C, transmission and prevention?
If you answered YES to any of these questions please contact our Youth Outreach Coordinator, at: 519-763-2255 ext 154, or by text at 519-803-3885