Boston Living Center

Welcome to the Boston Living Center

Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center (BLC) is a nonprofit community and resource center that fosters the wellness of individuals living with chronic health conditions including and beyond HIV, people who are experiencing housing and/or food insecurity, and those who are isolated. The BLC responds to the changing needs of its community through education, treatment information, and support services. Please click here for information about becoming a member.

Read the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, Living Positively, here!


World AIDS Day Candle Light Vigil

 

Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center along with the Mobile Prevention Team will be holding our Annual World AIDS Day Candle Light Vigil on December 1st at 4:30 pm. The vigil will be held outside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square on the Dartmouth Street side.

If you would like to show your support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness, you are welcome to join us. Please wear something red and remember to bring a mask.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 617-236-1012.

 


Go! Group Interview with Megan

What is Go! Group?

“The Go! Group is an ongoing social support group for graduates of Ready, Steady, Go!. It is on the last Wednesday of every month, and all the people that attend are able to come because they have graduated from the Ready, Steady, Go! group.”

What do members get to experience in the group?

“They get to experience a check-in and get support from each other, but also get to work on the continuation of the tools that they learned in Ready, Steady, Go!.”

What can members use from this group to apply to their everyday lives and lifestyles?

“Learning how to set achievable goals for themselves, what barriers keep them from engaging in healthcare, how to keep up with medication adherence, and search for helpful provider relationships. And also to decrease risky health behaviors!”

Is Go! Group targeted for a specific group of people, or are all welcome to join?

“It’s specifically for people who have graduated from the Ready, Steady, Go! group.” 

Will there be more Ready, Steady, Go! groups to join in the future?

“Yes, December 6th, 7th, and 8th, and then there will be another in February with dates to be determined.”

 Will Go! Group be a continuous group for the foreseeable future?

“Yes, it will be every last Wednesday of the month from 1:45-2:45 for the foreseeable future.”


COVID-19 UPDATES

The Boston Living Center is OPEN!

The BLC is OPEN. New member hours are as follows: Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Limited capacity congregate meals are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 am and noon. To-go breakfast and lunch is also available during that time – takeout breakfast will be available starting at 10:00 am & lunch at noon.

Support group sessions are now available every morning on a first-come, first-served basis (eight people per daily session).

The center will remain open with modified hours and services specified above.

The health and safety of our members and staff continue to be our top-priorities. We are implementing all suggestions from the CDC and public health officials including but not limited to the practice of social distancing, limited seating availability, and rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

Thank you all for your support and understanding – we’re in this together!

A message from Executive Director Sarah Porter

Responding to health crises has been part of our line of work for decades, and each time, our red doors have remained opened. This time won’t be an exception.We have developed a multi-staged response that adopts guidelines issued by public health officials and allows us to continue to foster a welcoming environment to those in need. As the situation unfolds, we will continue to be responsive and strategic.  In this time of great uncertainty, I do know this for sure: We need to stay together, take care of one another, and look after our communities.

Read more, www.vpi.org/victory_new/an-update-for-our-community-covid-19/

 

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Volunteer at the BLC!

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From serving lunch to our members to teaching art classes, there are so many ways to become involved with the Boston Living Center!  Individuals and groups are welcome to join us!  Click here to learn more.

 

 

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At the Boston Living Center, we believe in nutrition, access to healthy food, and education about cooking and eating healthy. We also believe food is a great way to build community, peer support, and social networks – all essential to HIV wellness. Click here to view our Nutrition Services. * * *