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December 6, 2015, NY, NY –  HAF and its affiliates –The Latino Pride Center (LPC) and Queens Pride House (QPH) – announce several full time positions.  These positions respond to the growing needs presented by the LGBT community for culturally and linguistically competent health and human services.  LPC and QPH are seeking fresh talent and highly motivated career-oriented professionals who possess the competencies and commitment to actively participate in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of new programs and the expansion services that support our vision of a “healthier” LGBT community.

Located in East Harlem, NYC, the Latino Pride Center was established in June 2013 as the first organization in the USA fully devoted to providing comprehensive health and human services to the Latino gay community in New York City.  However, regardless of our name, LPC and QPH are inclusive and welcome everyone who seeks their services with open arms—nearly 35% of the participants identify as other than Latino. They are white, Europeans, African Americans, Africans, Caribbeans, and Asians; as well as non-LGBT.

As of July 2015, HAF (LPC’s parent company) entered into a strategic partnership with Queens Pride House to “merge’ their resources with a goal of expanding their reach and the offer of health and human services to LGBT populations in Queens, New York.

“Our hard work is beginning to yield good results and we are poised to replicate and expand services offered by both organizations at all three locations –Bronx, Manhattan and Queens, New York”; said Heriberto Sanchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director, who is heading the strategic alliance.

Visit the JOBS page for details on each of the vacancies posted.

We want you on our team, our LGBT community needs your talent! 

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Halloween 2015

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Latino Halloween Party

Latino Pride te invita a su primera fiesta de Halloween en El Barrio – East Harlem, NYC. RSPV a 212-563-4500.  Premios para la major Impersonacion, major Drag y major Disfraz.  

Latino Pride invites you to its first annual Halloween Party in East Harlem, NYC.  RSVP at 212-563-4500.  Prizes for best Impersonation, Best Drag and best Costume.

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HAF – LPC and Queens Pride House have entered into a strategic alliance

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Dear HAF – LPC friends:

We’re happy to share some exciting news with you. The Hispanic AIDS Forum – Latino Pride Center (HAF – LPC) and Queens Pride House (QPH) have entered into a strategic alliance, the aim of which is to expand resources for the LGBT community in Queens. As part of our new partnership, HAF-LPC will provide management, resources and strategic planning to QPH and will expand programs and services offered by QPH, with HAF’s executive director, Heriberto Sánchez Soto, serving as executive director of both HAF-LPC and QPH. Queens Pride House will remain a separate not-for-profit organization with the same mission of serving as the LGBT community of Queens. Pauline Park and Charles J. Ober, who were both co-founding members of the original QPH board that established the organization in 1997, will both join the board of directors that will oversee the two organizations.

As you may already know, Queens Pride House is the only LGBT community center in the Borough of Queens and provides free mental health counseling to members of the community as well as offering transgender and youth support groups as well as support groups for men and for LGBT people 50 and older. QPH also provides referrals to LGBT-supportive health care and social service providers and other professionals and has assisted clients in getting political asylum. QPH has also sponsored public policy forums on a range of issues, from LGBT rights to policing to human trafficking.

The Hispanic AIDS Forum has been the organizational leader in New York City’s Latino gay community and is the oldest Latino-run HIV/AIDS services organization in New York City. In June 2013, HAF launched the Latino Pride Center – a services division of HAF that is fully devoted to advancing a mission to inspire, empower and support gay Latinos to build and pursue their lives to their full potential. This mission is being pursued through the creation of comprehensive behavioral health and human services programs that affirm individuality, sexual identity and diversity; build family and community life; advocate for equality and justice; and support the pursuit of happiness free of oppression and violence for all people. “Our partnership with QPH represents an unprecedented opportunity for HAF-LPC to expand its services to Queens County. It also makes it possible to combine the existing resources of both organizations to expand services already offered by QPH, said Heriberto Sanchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director.

“I am elated and humbled to have been entrusted to lead this endeavor; and am eager to get work with QPH to strengthen both organizations and their value to the LGBTQ community of Queens, NYC with programs and services that continue to legitimize, honor and affirm sexuality, diversity, LGBTQ rights and equality in our society, and allow to us to support healthier and stronger families and communities, and the individuals that make up these worthy institutions”, declared Heriberto Sanchez Soto.

Please come visit us at QPH or stay tuned to learn more as we make progress towards expanding services at QPH.  Please visit us at www.queenspridehouse.org and / or www.latinopridecenter.org.

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Queens Pride House/Hispanic AIDS Forum strategic alliance

Queens Pride House & Hispanic AIDS Forum announce strategic alliance
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 July 2015

For more information, contact:

Pauline Park
President of the Board of Directors
& Acting Executive Director
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave, Suite 206
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 429-5309
(718) 424-4003
PPark@queenspridehouse.org
http://www.queenspridehouse.org 

Heriberto Sánchez Soto, MSW
Executive Director
Hispanic AIDS Forum
1767 Park Ave., 5th floor
New York, NY 10035-1929
(212) 563-4500, ext. 2012
http://www.hafnyc.org
http://www.latinopridecenter.org

Queens Pride House (QPH) and the Hispanic AIDS Forum (HAF) have entered into a strategic alliance, the two organizations announced today. The aim of the partnership is to expand resources for the LGBT community of Queens.

“Queens Pride House will remain a separate not-for-profit organization with the same mission of serving as the LGBT community of Queens,” said Pauline Park, president of the board of directors and acting executive director of Queens Pride House. According to the terms of the agreement, HAF will provide management, resources and strategic planning to QPH and will expand programs and services offered by QPH, Park added, noting that HAF’s executive director, Heriberto Sánchez Soto, will serve as executive director of both QPH and HAF.

“Hispanic AIDS Forum’s focus has shifted from a medical model of HIV/AIDS prevention and education to a more holistic community center approach to health promotion, so the partnership represents an unprecedented opportunity for HAF to partner with an existing Queens-based community center,” said Heriberto Sánchez Soto, noting that HAF had already operates two other community centers with similar aims — one in the Bronx and one in Harlem.

Pauline Park and Charles J. Ober are co-founding members of the original QPH board that established the organization in 1997 and both will join the board of directors that will oversee the two organizations. “The board of Queens Pride House unanimously approved the agreement and we’re very excited about the prospect of partnership with HAF,” said Ober, who is currently board treasurer and chief financial officer of Queens Pride House, adding, “We would like to thank all of those who helped make this strategic alliance possible by donating their professional services to help facilitate this agreement,” citing Community Resource Exchange (Jean Lobell), Lawyers Alliance of New York (Elizabeth Perez) and Hogan Lovells US LLP (Scott Grossman, Erin Howell, and Michael Gilligan) as those who assisted in the process.

Queens Pride House is the only LGBT community center in the borough of Queens and provides free mental health counseling to members of the community as well as offering transgender and youth support groups as well as support groups for men and for LGBT people 50 and older. QPH also provides referrals to LGBT-supportive health care and social service providers and other professionals and has assisted clients in getting political asylum. QPH has also sponsored public policy forums on a range of issues, from LGBT rights to policing to human trafficking.

Similarly, HAF has been the organizational leader in New York City’s Latino gay community and is the oldest Latino-run HIV/AIDS services organization in New York City (NYC). HAF was founded in 1985 in response to the escalating incidence of AIDS in the Latino community and incorporated in 1987 with a mission to reduce HIV transmission and secure timely and quality support services for Latinos affected by HIV/AIDS. In recent years, HAF has strategically shifted the paradigm from which our HIV/AIDS programs and services operate by providing more comprehensive health and human services within a greater sexual health and sex positive agenda.

To this end, in June 2013, HAF launched theLatino Pride Center (LPC) as the first organized effort in the USA with a mission to inspire, empower and support gay Latinos to build and pursue their lives to their full potential. While the missions of QPH and LPC may be worded differently, both organizations pursue these missions through the creation of comprehensive behavioral health and human services programs that affirm individuality, sexual identity and diversity; build family and community life; advocate for equality and justice; and support the pursuit of happiness free of oppression and violence for all people.
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HAF Is Moving!

HAF’s office will be closed until 12 Noon, Monday, January 6th, 2014. Starting today (December 26, 2013) we will be relocating our offices to 1767 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035. Our telephone (212-563-4500) and fax (212-868-6237) numbers remain unchanged.

We wish you a very Happy New Year!

Las oficinas de HAF estarán cerradas hasta las 12PM del lunes, 6 de enero de 2014. Empezando hoy (26 de diciembre de 2013) comenzaremos a mudarnos a nuestra nueva cede en el 1767 Park Avenue, 5to Piso, New York, NY 10035. Nuestros números de teléfono (212-563-4500) y de fax (212-868-6237) aun son validos.

Les deseamos un Feliz Año Nuevo!

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