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Archive: February 2013

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A Closer Look at Texas HIV Connection

The Texas HIV Connection has been a leading HIV Education organization for over two decades.

Our training staff’s strengths come from the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and service in both the substance abuse and HIV/AIDS education fields. HIV Connection is renowned statewide for its interactive and enriching trainings aimed at strengthening HIV Outreach Workers’ and HEI Case Managers’ sexual and cultural understanding, harm reduction techniques they teach clients, and their understanding of HIV disease, substance abuse, and mental health.

Donating to WAP would help sponsor an HIV Outreach Worker, HEI Case Manager, or an HIV Prevention Specialist to join HIV Connection at a training or educational conference. Please visit Amplify Austin between March 4th at 7:00pm and 5th at 7:00pm and donate to Workers Assistance Program.

Click on the interactive infographic below to learn more about HIV/AIDS in Texas and Texas HIV Connection:


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A Closer Look at Youth Advocacy

Youth Advocacy has been helping Austin-area families since 1975. Youth Advocacy has a rich history of serving the Austin community by engaging families and helping them make positive choices, learn healthy skills, and experience greater opportunity. Partnering with local agencies, schools, and courts, Youth Advocacy works to strengthen vulnerable youth and their families and help them achieve positive outcomes through a strengths-based approach.

A donation to Workers Assistance Program during Amplify Austin will ensure that Youth Advocacy can provide basic needs assistance to struggling families. Aid includes gas money to attend substance abuse prevention education, food to hold a family over for the weekend when most food pantries are closed, and aid with job finding.

Please visit Amplify Austin between March 4th at 7:00pm and 5th at 7:00pm and donate to Workers Assistance Program.

For more information on the population Youth Advocacy serves, here is an interactive infographic on the demographics of the individuals we serve:



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A Closer Look at Alliance Work Partners

For over 35 years, Alliance Work Partners has provided businesses and their employees with access to counseling services and training courses at an affordable rate. Customized packages grant employers and employees alike access to legal aid and financial counseling. These services have helped businesses in all 50 states and Canada maintain happy and healthy workplaces for decades.

Alliance Work Partners does not turn anyone away. A donation to Workers Assistance Program could be routed to Alliance Work Partners to provide emergency services for individuals without coverage under their current employer or grief counseling in sudden tragic situations where it is needed but not available.

Alliance Work Partners is critical to Workers Assistance Program’s mission of creating better workplaces, schools, and communities. Please, consider donating to Workers Assistance Program during Amplify Austin between March 4th at 7:00pm and 5th at 7:00pm. Your donation could make the world of difference to an employee or employer aspiring to improve their lives.


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WAP Joins in Amplify Austin Effort

Workers Assistance Program is proud to announce its participation in this year’s Amplify Austin event coordinated by I Live Here, I Give Here. Amplify Austin is a community-wide day of philanthropy that aims to raise at least $1 million for local nonprofits. A percentage of all donations will be matched by University Federal Credit Union. This is an extraordinary opportunity for you to directly and significantly impact the families and communities WAP serves with its programs — Texas HIV Connection, PAL® (Peer Assistance & Leadership), Coordinated Training Services, Youth Advocacy, and Alliance Work Partners. Please consider donating to WAP on Monday, March 4th 7:00pm through Tuesday, March 5th 7:00pm at our Amplify Austin Donation Page, which will not be available until a few days before the event. Here are some simple ways to help before the big day:

1) Follow WAP on Facebook and Twitter or any of our other departments that serve the Austin-area. Here you can keep up with out Amplify Austin efforts and learn more about our organization.

2) Become an individual fundraiser for WAP. Create your own goals and track personal progress on March 4th and 5th from 7:00pm to 7:00pm.

3) Subscribe and follow this blog for any updates.

Your contribution now can make a lasting impression on Austin and the communities we serve. Click on the photo below to learn a little about one of the populations we serve.



A Closer Look at CCFP

The WAP Child Care Food Program sometimes gets forgotten by folks here at the Austin office since it’s located almost 400 miles north of us in Moore, OK, but the work they do is just wonderful. The team at CCFP works tirelessly to meet the USDA requirements for their Child and Adult Care Food Program, giving assistance to child care services in Oklahoma in return. Having just passed their audit with flying colors, CCFP is heading into 2013 with even more dedication to day care providers in the state through a variety of methods, including their Facebook page, monthly email newsletters, and staff that is always ready to help.