productive members of society.
-- Housing Works in Brooklyn, NY received an award for the work it is
doing to ensure that homeless and low-income people living with
HIV/AIDS and their families have adequate housing, food, social
support, drug treatment, health care, and employment. Housing Works
administers mental health services that address the needs of triply
diagnosed people living with HIV/AIDS who are also mentally ill and
chemically dependent. Mental health care services are provided for a
total of 130 clients per year at three New York licensed AIDS Adult
Day Health Care programs. The sites provide primary care, syringe
exchange, and supportive services to HIV positive adults.
-- Tristan's Quest -- Support for Kids of Incarcerated Parents (SKIP)
Initiative in Greensboro, NC received an award for leading the
community to increase awareness of the mental and physical health
risks faced by children whose parent(s) are incarcerated. At the SKIP
Initiative, children are given a safe place to share their emotions
about having a parent in prison. Throughout the school year, a variety
of topics is covered, including making good choices, setting goals,
self-esteem, and how it feels to miss the incarcerated parent.
In May 2007, 78 children (85% of whom were African American) were
attending SKIP groups at eight elementary schools.
The American Psychiatric Foundation is also pleased to announce that
four organizations have received an Honorable Mention for the 2008
Advancing Minority Mental Health Awards.
-- Barstow Acres Children's Center in Frederick, MD is being honored for
providing mental health and enrichment services to children and
families. Barstow Acres provides a 4-week summer camp that promotes
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