Carlos: A story of success!
Carlos entered Doug's House on July 14, 2011 at the age of 45. He had been diagnosed with HIV and was in need of supportive care due to chronic pain, extreme weight loss and other complications. He had trouble mantaining his daily required HIV med regimines and his addiction to crack-cocaine further complicated matters. Carlos came to Project Transitions to "stabilize [his] health and sanity" and ultimately to return to independent, healthy living in the community. He is now on the road to success! With the guidance of the PT staff, he did the hard work and made the changes needed to transform his life. After one month, he transitioned from Doug's House to a one bedroom apartment in Roosevelt Gardens, Project Transitions' supportive housing unit. Soon, he will be moving into permanent, affordable housing in the community.
Hats off to you and all of your hard work, Carlos. We are all extremely proud of you and the positive changes you have made!
L Style G Style magazine has featured Carlos in the May/June issue to be released this Saturday. Pick up a copy to read more about this touching and heart-warming success story or visit L Style G Style on line!
Carlos, Roosevelt Gardens Resident
Texas Swing - Friday, June 1st
It's three weeks 'til Texas Swing y'all! Our boot-scootin' line up stars local legend Dale Watson, the Rough Riders, the Whiskey Shivers, Rooster Jenkins and the Ghosts of Texas. But wait! There's more, with performances by the United Court of Austin and the sultry pin-up style belly dancer, Michelle Manx. Feast on some Bill Miller Bar-BQ who will be servin' up some mouth-waterin' grub inside the new AIR CONDITIONED location, the Ben Hur Shriners Hall. It's shaping up to be the most exciting Texas Swing yet, so come on out to show your support for Project Transitions. Get your tickets now!
See y'all on June 1st!
June 1, 2012
Ben Hur Shriners Hall
7:30 - 11:30 pm
13th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service
The 13th annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial Service will take place on May 20 from 7:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Republic Square Park. The international service is the largest and oldest grassroots mobilization campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness in the world. It's main purpose is to honor all those affected by the AIDS pandemic. However, it also serves to educate people about HIV/AIDS, encourage respect for the human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, to influence local and national policy makers, and to create community dialogue about prevention, care, and treatment. Admission is free and open to the public.
Thanks for coming out!
No, we mean it! Thanks to all of our supporters for coming out to
our recent events! Both the Hill Country Ride for AIDS and April Showers were huge successes. The funds raised at these two events will go a long way towards helping Project Transitions continue to provide hospice and supportive housing to people living with HIV/AIDS. Not to mention both events were loads of fun! We feel so lucky to be a part of such a generous and cohesive community.
Project Transitions' Fleetwood Jacobs and step-son Asher Jacobs serving breakfast to the HCRA Riders.
Welcome, Meghan Dalton
Doug's House Program Coordinator
Meghan Dalton, LMSW, received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from The University of Texas. She has been in the field of social work for over 7 years with a focus on HIV/AIDS services. Meghan worked for AIDS Services of Austin for 3 years as the case management supervisor, focusing on the development of long term supportive and medical case management services, as well as providing direct services to clients with severe mental health or substance abuse issues. She specializes in trauma, grief and loss, crisis intervention and bereavement services. Meghan also has international experience in the field, having worked in both Honduras and Tanzania. Over the years, Meghan has closely collaborated with Project Transitions and Doug’s House for client services and has always admired the team work and client centered efforts of Project Transitions. She looks forward to collaborating with the team to further develop and support client and hospice services as the new Program Coordinator for Doug’s House.
Welcome to the team, Meghan!
A couple of highlights for May's wish list are:
For Doug's House we need:
- A new 42" to 50" flat screen tv for the living room
- A new laptop for the nurses station
For Housing we need:
- 1 crib or play pen for a baby to sleep
- Baby clothes, size 2T dresses and 3T pants
- Air mattresses with pumps