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30 YEARS OF HOLIDAY COMRADERIE AND CELEBRATION FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS AT THE “CELEBRATION OF LIFE, HOLIDAY PARTY FOR THE HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY”
In 1988, a holiday tradition was born during the height of the AIDS epidemic when a founding member of the Boston Living Center, Peter Daniel Clark and a group of friends living with HIV/AIDS came together for a modest meal to celebrate another year of life. Each year the tradition has grown to include more members of the HIV/AIDS community for a lavish holiday gathering at the Hynes Convention Center and is expected to attract nearly 1,000 guests this year. Please click here to read more.
SUMMER SPORTS TEA DANCE – BOSTON LGBTQ SPORTS “SUPER HEROES” SAVE THE DAY FOR VICTORY
Victory Programs once again teamed up with dbar and FLAG Flag Football to host the hottest fundraising event of the summer raising nearly $17,000 for hope, health and housing! Please click here to read more.
VICTORY PROGRAMS PARTNERS WITH ORGANIZERS OF THE BOSTON ANARCHO PUNK FEST
Christopher Richard, Project Coordinator of Victory Programs’ Drug User Health Project, gave presentations on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose using the highly-effective overdose reversal drug, naloxone (Narcan) on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21, 2017 during the Boston Anarcho Punk Fest. Please click here to read more.
VICTORY PROGRAMS OPENS DOORS TO “NEW JOELYN’S HOME” 2 ½ YEARS AFTER BRIDGE CLOSING
Governor Charlie Baker to Attend Victory Programs’ New Joelyn’s Grand Opening on May 18th. Please click here to read the full media alert. Please click here for Quick Facts about the project.
VICTORY PROGRAMS’ 2017 DINNERFEST RED PARTY + AUCTION SOLD OUT
Victory Programs’ 27th annual Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction sets new fundraising record for hope, health and housing as the organization prepares to open its newest women’s residential recovery program, New Joelyn’s Home. Please click here to read more.
VICTORY PROGRAMS’ 2017 DINNERFEST RED PARTY + AUCTION IS NEARLY SOLD OUT
Victory Programs’ 27th annual Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction revs up to smash fundraising records for hope, health and housing as the organization prepares to open its newest women’s residential recovery program, New Joelyn’s Home. Please click here to read more.
MARCH 1, 2017: VICTORY PROGRAMS PARTNERS WITH CODMAN SQUARE HEALTH CENTER TO OFFER FREE COMMUNITY TRAININGS
Staff from Victory Programs’ Drug User Health Project, part of the new Mobile Prevention Team, will train community members on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose using the highly-effective overdose reversal drug, naloxone (Narcan). Please click here to read more.
JANUARY 31, 2017: FORMER VICTORY PROGRAMS BOARD MEMBER AND HIV/AIDS SERVICES ALL-STAR LARRY DAY STEPS IN AS NEW BOSTON LIVING CENTER PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Larry Day, long recognized for his dedication to the HIV/AIDS community, assumed leadership of the Victory Programs Boston Living Center in early January, 2017. Please click here to read more.
JANUARY 3, 2017: BOSTON LIVING CENTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS WITH HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY
For the 21st year in a row, staff and volunteers at the Boston Living Center (BLC) opened the doors to serve a special, Christmas Day, full-course dinner to more than 100 BLC members and their guests. BLC members living with HIV/AIDS often struggle with other challenges including poverty, homelessness and other chronic health issues. Many of the guests who attend the annual community dinner would not otherwise have a place to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones. Please click here to read more.
DECEMBER 8, 2016: FIVE YEARS LATER FORMER BOSTON LIVING CENTER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VALERIE TEBBETTS HAS PAID BACK LESS THAN 1% OF THE FUNDS SHE EMBEZZLED
During her tenure as Executive Director of the Boston Living Center, Valerie Tebbetts skimmed $123,500 out of agency accounts and the personal retirement accounts of her employees. As of her court hearing 12/9/2016 at Suffolk Superior Court to review the terms of her parole, one of which was complete restitution to the Boston Living Center of the money she embezzled, she has paid back exactly $1.004.88, less than one percent of the money owed. Please click here to read more.
DECEMBER 6, 2016: “POSITIVE, PROUD AND LIVING OUT LOUD” THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS CONTINUES TRADITION OF COMING TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE LIFE AND END STIGMA
Annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner for members of the HIV/AIDS community held at Hynes Convention Center for 22nd year. Tradition has brought community and comfort to MA residents living with HIV since 1988. Please click here to read more.