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“Rest Stop” -Intervention to Engage and Retain Transgender Women of Color into HIV Care


The Rest Stop Project is a participant in the HRSA SPNS Enhancing Engagement and Retention in Quality HIV Care for Transgender Women of Color Project.

HBHC, in collaboration with two community partners-VIDA/SIDA and Taskforce Prevention and Community Services-proposes to implement an innovative intervention to identify, engage and retain HIV positive youth and adult Hispanic and African American transgender women on the north, west, and northwest sides of Chicago. The proposed intervention consists of four components: 1) street-level outreach and engagement; 2) “Rest Stop” social nights, which include a variety of services to engage the target population; 3) access to affordable, safe hormone therapy for gender transition through HBHC's Trans Informed Consent program (THInC); and 4) provision of culturally sensitive HIV and primary medical care in a gender affirming environment.

Contact Information:

Alice Ozier
  • Vice President Community Health Services
  • 773-388-8876
4025 Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613

Parent organization:

Howard Brown Health Center

Populations served:

Transgender women, Transgender men, African Americans

Services offered:

HIV counseling and testing, HIV care and treatment, Referrals, Prevention case management, Support groups, STD screening, Primary health care, Hormone therapy, Community events