Outreach

Out·reach
  1. reach farther than somebody: to reach or extend farther than somebody or something else
  2. exceed something: to exceed or go beyond a limit
  3. provision of community services: the provision of information or services to groups in society who might otherwise be neglected

Because some people do not have the transportation, they are not comfortable coming into an agency for services,  or they do not understand their risks –  we are taking the services out into the community. These services include free condom and lube distribution, free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, risk reduction counseling, harm reduction counseling (for injection drug users), condom education, and more.

Due to the State of IL budget and staff restrictions, outreach is very limited. Condoms are available at various places in the community including Central Counties Health Center, Club Station House in Springfield, The Parent Place, LLCC and UIS.