Works of art in this exhibition have been generously donated by the artists. Each work is available for a $350 donation to:
THE DIMOCK CENTER’S BOSTON PEDIATRIC AND FAMILY AIDS PROGRAM
Thank you for your support and for helping us respond to this continuing worldwide epidemic.
Please make your checks payable to: Boston Pediatric Family AIDS Program
The Dimock Center, a private, non-profit agency has been in continuous use as a health facility since its establishment in 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children.
Dimock is Bostons largest minority-owned, comprehensive community health and human services agency designated as a federally qualified health center caring for a primarily minority, low-income population
BPFAP was established in 1988. BPFAP offers an integrated network of care focusing on HIV infected women, infants, children and youth (WICY) by contracting five partner organizations: one community health center (Dimock 02119); two programs at Childrens Hospital (Childrens Hospital AIDS Program/CHAP and HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services/HAPPENS 02115), a large tertiary teaching institute (Brigham and Womens Hospital/BWH 02115) and a regional hospital network (Cambridge Health Alliance/CHA 02139).
The target area is the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Jamaica Plain in the City of Boston and in Cambridge. These areas represent 45% of the cumulative totals of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) yet comprise only 39% of Bostons residents. The majority of BPFAPs patients are nonwhite: 46% are African-American and 37% are Hispanic. Women living here represent 59% of HIV female cases and 64% of AIDS female cases in Boston. Exposure categories are largely those with substance use disorders and their heterosexual partners. BPFAP reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the target population and has in depth experience in the target area.
The network provides an array of key services for adult and pediatric populations including primary medical care, OB/Gyn services, mental health/social work counseling, family planning, eye/dental care, hepatitis services, adult/pediatric/adolescent HIV screening and specialty care, medical case management, peer advocacy and peer support groups, addiction services, pre-exposure prophylaxis services, intimate partner violence screening and counseling, transportation and child care assistance. The quality measures include but are not limited to evaluations of retention and viral load suppression rates. These among other measures gauge HIV care continuum as well as to evaluate and improve clinical effectiveness.
Works are first made visible on the website and in the gallery on Saturday, December 1st at 10am.
If you are unable to attend, please call the gallery at 617-262-4490 anytime after 10am to purchase an artwork. If the lines are busy, please call again and one of us would be happy to assist!