Trained Advocates work one-on-one with people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, and adhere to a policy of mutual respect and confidentiality.
Support, information, and advocacy are offered on a continuing basis through face-to face meetings, telephone calls, social media and e-mail. Peer Advocates build trust through respect and confidentiality, while fostering a sense of connection. This bond encourages Twin States Network clients to feel empowered in all aspects of their lives, as they sort through the dynamics which accompany living with HIV/AIDS.Peer Advocate support includes:
- Listening & Understanding
- Learning problem-solving skills
- Assistance exploring health/treatment options & adherence
- Education for safer sex, including negotiating and communication skills
- Referral & advocacy services
For more information please call (802) 477-3264.