Women Taking Charge
Women Taking Charge is a program that addresses the needs of women at high risk for HIV/STD. The program is a multiple session, skills building, group level intervention that offers women the opportunity to learn and practice the behaviors needed to protect themselves and live healthier lives. The focus is on women who are at particularly high risk for HIV/STD due to special circumstances such as victims of domestic violence and/or have a history of substance abuse and/or are incarcerated. The sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of each facility and the population of women that it serves.
The Women Taking Charge currently has a variety of sessions with topics including HIV/STD 101, Healthy Relationships, Domestic Violence, Womens' Health and Hygiene and many more. It is currently in place at five sites throughout the Indianapolis area. The curriculum in fluid and tailored the the women's needs at each specific site.
Step-Up staff and members of the Pulliam Trust family at the Nina Mason Pulliam Grant Ceremony, March 2007
Step-Up Staff Rashida and Vicenta accept grant award at Drug Free Mation County Board Meeting 2010.
Health educators from Brazil meet with Step-Up's staff to learn more about how to provide HIV prevention to women and youth in their country