The Heal Program

Health Enlightenment Awareness Living

Our Goal

To build the local community’s service capacity to prevent and reduce the onset of SA and transmission of HIV and Hepatitis among African American youth and women reentry youth and adult women populations in Metro Atlanta who are disproportionately affected by SA, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis

Our Objectives

  1. To provide substance abuse, HIV and Hepatitis prevention/intervention services.
  2. To decrease the rate of substance use among all program participants who reported use in the last 30 days including underage drinking by 50%.
  3. To significantly increase the reported perception of risks related to substance use for youth and re-entry youth project participants
  4. To increase reports of condom use by at least 10% for sexually active youth and re-entry youth and 30% among women and re-entry women.
  5. To increase hepatitis knowledge by 70% among all program participants upon completion of the program.
  6. To partner with community service organizations to provide screening, testing, counseling and treatment services for Substance Abuse SA/HIV/Hepatitis for HEAL Program participants.
  7. To identify, coordinate and make referrals to other linkages of care services and/or wrap around services for all HEAL Program participants

Youth Format Program

Program Length:
8-Week Program (Twice a week = 16 classes)

Methodology:
The HEAL youth program incorporates Hip-Hop Art, African American History, Stress Management, Nutrition Exercises, and Violence Prevention messages into the substance abuse, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS prevention programming.

Format:
Lectures, Group Discussions, Role-plays, Interactive Games, and Group Projects


Women Program Format

Program Length:
8-Week Program (Twice a week = 16 classes)

Methodology:
The program for women incorporates meditation, stress management, exercise, parenting, nutrition, and special pampering sessions into the substance abuse, hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS prevention programming.

Format:
Lectures, Group Discussions, Role-plays, Interactive Games, and Group Projects
Note: Gift certificates are given for all completed pre and post testing

Program incentives are designed for the populations targeted

HEAL Workgroup Members:

  • Aniz, Inc.
  • Atlanta Harm Reduction
  • Braddock & Associates
  • Center for Black Women Wellness
  • Dekalb County Health Department
  • DHR-GA Stat HIV/STD Prevention Services
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Department of Mental Health Development Disabilities & Addictive
  • Direction Recovery House
  • Fulton County Department Health Wellness
  • Fulton/Dekalb Multi Re-entry Service Center
  • Fulton Juvenile Court
  • Georgia Council on Substance Abuse Re-entry
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Georgia Immunization Program
  • Grady Health System/Teen Center
  • Grady Infectious Disease Program
  • GA Immunization Program and Hepatitis Program
  • Mary Hall Freedom House
  • Metro Atlanta HIV Health
  • Metro Women’s Transitional Center
  • Nelson Price Treatment Center
  • Oak Hill Treatment Center
  • Odyssey
  • St. Joseph’s Mercy Care
  • Sister Love
  • State Board Pardons & Parole
  • Tangu
 
Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 755-0068 - Office | (404) 755-4333 - Fax | wsci@wholistic1.com - Email
HEAL Program