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Peterborough AIDS Resource Network – PARN

159 King Street, Peterborough

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PARN began when a small group of concerned people got together in 1987 to respond to the growing need for HIV/AIDS services. The result was an incorporated agency which opened its doors August 8, 1990.

In the beginning PARN’s services were mainly education and general awareness. Since then, PARN’s work has expanded to address the needs of people living with HIV or AIDS and those directly affected; prevention events; hepatitis C information.

Many of the programs and services are also provided via outreach to all the communities we serve in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton. All services are confidential.

PARN Services

  • Individual support, peer support and practical help in meeting the needs of people infected and affected (friends, partner, family) by HIV/AIDS.
  • Opportunities for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to meet together and share information about HIV related issues.
  • Informative workshops and education programs delivered in the community on topics which include Harm Reduction, Homophobia/Transphobia, Positive Spaces training, Gender, HIV Prevention, Women and LGBT Youth.
  • Weekly Drop IN for LGBT youth 14-24 and ambassador program to build capacity of transitional/older youth to provide education among peers and community.
  • On-site food bank cupboard for people who access HIV Support services
  • Free education materials and an extensive learning resource centre which features a large collection of HIV/AIDS information open to the general public, including books, videotapes and files.

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