Category Archives: Client Stories

Slow Down and Breathe

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Regular exercise is an important part anyone’s health and well-being, however, for people with HIV/AIDS the benefits of working out include potentially preventing or reversing some of the common complications of HIV infection and treatment such as lipodystrophy, and higher … Continue reading

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A Place Called Home

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Victory Programs’ supportive housing services provide vulnerable populations with a safe, affordable home base from which to build stable, sustainable, and relatively independent lives. “We help people who are chronically homeless and people who may be facing barriers to housing … Continue reading

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Good Food is the Foundation at the Boston Living Center

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When you ask David why he comes to the Boston Living Center (BLC), he is very direct. “Healthy, nutritious food and the social life of being able to be with other people who are HIV positive. There is a sense … Continue reading

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VICTORY HOUSE ALUMNI RETURNS AFTER 25 YEARS IN RECOVERY TO MAKE $25,000 GIFT HONORING HIS LATE HUSBAND

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  In 1993, Stephen Thomas was newly sober after several years of battling his addiction to cocaine, heroin and other substances, estranged from his family and staying in the Shattuck Shelter with few options for services to help him take … Continue reading

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Purpose Through Participation and Leadership – Rob’s Story

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Back in 1993, Boston Living Center member and 2017 Brenda Bellizeare “BIG” Better It Gets Award winner Rob was living in New York City and working in pediatrics, providing support for children who had been diagnosed with HIV. “I was a … Continue reading

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