Our House is a local residential facility for low income people living withHIV who may also be struggling with other issues like addiction, cognitive challenges or a history of abuse. They are sponsoring a series of dinners for youth who are either HIV positive OR who are interested in a health care career and want to learn more about the challenges facing people living with HIV.
The Teen Table series is open to at-risk youth or students age 13-19 who want to learn about HIV and community resources related to HIV. A series of (free!) dinners will introduce teens to professional clinicians and health workers with the goal of building up leadership among young people in the community and introducing them to the resources in the area.
HIV peer educators and/or Our House clinicians will be on-hand at the events to offer educational components, and Nathan will follow up with all participants and their adult chaperones afterwards (for a “before and after” take on levels of HIV education and awareness). “Teens Table tours” of Our House will be offered to all participants, as well as those thinking of joining Teens Table.
The dates for the dinners are
1. Sunday, October 20th, 2013 – 2:00pm until 4:00pm, hosted by sisters Lisa Herlinger and Becky Burnett of Ruby Jewel Ice Cream
2. Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 – 4:30pm until 6:30pm, hosted by Kelli Keehner of k.marie and Country Comfort Foods, alongside her sister Kim Keehner of Enchanté
3. Tuesday February 25, 2014 – 4:30pm until 6:30pm, Lisa Watson and Peter Shanky of Cupcake Jones
You can find more information about the Teen Tables on this flyer, and more information about Our House at www.ourhouseofportland.org. To sign up or learn more about Teens Table, please contact Nathan Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or (503)595-8873.