WIC at farmers markets, Layton Clinic officially celebrated, National HIV Testing Day June 27 and more!
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WIC is now at farmers markets
WIC farmers market checks have started as of June 1st! Families will receive their checks when they come in for their next appointment, or can give WIC a call to pick up at a different time. This year, each eligible family will receive $30 worth of checks! And, to make it even easier, WIC will provide a list of farmers markets that accept checks so families know exactly where to go. Happy farmers market shopping WIC participants!
Bike Day full of laughs, movement and bikes

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the food, activity and raffles at bike day! A second thank you to all the participating organizations that provided information, education and bike tune ups. There were over 1,000 community members in attendance laughing and dancing the day away. And, we were able to raffle off over 300 bikes! It was wonderful to see the community come together and share in healthy food and activity - we hope everyone who received a bike was inspired to start riding and experience the benefits of biking.
Layton Clinic officially celebrated and offering services
Sixteenth Street's Layton Clinic celebrated it's grand opening last April with over a hundred people in attendance and guest remarks from Mayor Barrett, Representative Nygren,  Nick Turkal of  Aurora Advocate Health and Cristy Garcia-Thomas of Aurora Advocate Health . The new Layton Clinic is offering medical, behavioral health, AODA and child and adolescent day treatment services.

"Listening and reacting to community need is at the center of our work," said Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. "By bringing services directly to the community and making positive change easier, individuals struggling with behavioral health or substance abuse issues can begin to rebuild their lives and find a place of wellness."
National HIV Testing Day - June 27
Did you know that 1 in 7 people do not know they are living with HIV? Sixteenth Street's HIV Department is active year round, testing hundreds of people, providing education and linking positive individuals into care at the clinic. During 2017, the HIV Outreach Program conducted a total of 617 HIV tests. Out of those 617 tests, 6 people were confirmed positives. 

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. We will be uniting with partners and other organizations to help raise awareness and reduce stigma around HIV testing. We need to flip the narrative together and show adolescents and adults alike; that getting tested is powerful, not shameful. Join us on June 27th in spreading the word and helping others take responsibility for their sexual health.

"And mostly, I want to thank Sixteenth Street, the SAUP program and my amazing doctor, Dr. Dunn. Dr. Dunn not only referred me to Froedtert for hip surgery, but above all, she helped me believe there was hope for me."

At the age of 7 or 8, I only had a little pain in my legs. I was still able to play with friends and go to school. Except when it was raining - the pain was worse. Then, when I was about 15, the pain intensified and was there not only when it was raining, but all day every day. It was so hard to tolerate, there was a point when I wanted to end my life - but I was too afraid to do it. My family took me to a doctor who was unable to help. The doctor told me I had severe arthritis. He didn't have any medication for me to alleviate the pain. We were very poor, so it was impossible for my family to ...
IN THE NEWS
Breaking Down HIV Stigma

There are 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. There are still many people, 1 in 7, that do not know their HIV status. Due to stigma around HIV, many people who are at high risk, do not go and get tested. It is time to break down those stigmas associated with HIV and time for people to start getting routine HIV tests.

HIV explained
HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks a person's CD4 T cells. CD4 cells are an important component when it comes to a person's immune system. For a person who is living with HIV, their immune system is ... CONTINUE READING.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Walk with the Mayor and Latinos por la Salud

Tuesday, July 10th
6:00 PM
Burnham Park (35th and Burnham)
Join the Mayor and Sixteenth Street's Latinos por la Salud for this one mile walk to meet community members of the Burnham Park neighborhood and get moving together!
Watermarks: Art and Science Walk

Saturday, June 16th
10:30 am - 12 pm
Pulaski Park Pavilion

Thursday, July 12th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pulaski Park Pavilion
Artists will be asking for community input about public art to be installed between S. 13th and S. 16th Streets later this year. Come to learn, enjoy the outdoors and tell them what you think! Each walk begins at the Pulaski Park Pavilion 2677 S. 16th St. RSVP to Stephanie 414-897-5596 or smercado@sschc.org


KK River Workshops

Water Scientist

Tuesday, June 26th
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Pulaski Park | 2677 S. 16th St.

Thursday, June 28th
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Jackson Park | 3734 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway

Biking in our Neighborhood

Tuesday, July 10
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Pulaski Park | 2677 S. 16th St.

Thursday, July 12
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Jackson Park | 3734 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway

The river and neighborhood are changing. Come learn about these changes and new ways to enjoy our new river.

All workshops will take place from 5:30 - 7:50. Please take notice of the different locations, we now have workshops at both Pulaski Park and Jackson Park!


Contact   Elizabeth for more information:
 414- 897-5622,  edeleon@sschc.org

Kid's Summer Camp

June 27, July 7, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pulaski Park 

Contact   Elizabeth for more information: 
414- 897-5622,  edeleon@sschc.org

Walking Wednesdays

Second Wednesday of every month
7:30 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
Join us for a walk after our community meetings! Contact Stephanie for more information414-897-5596, smercado@sschc.org
KK River Neighbors in Action

Second Wednesday of every month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
The KK River Neighbors in Action (NIA) meet monthly with members of the community, local elected officials and other influential partners to discuss and vote on issues they deem important to the neighborhood and take action!

Contact Stephanie for more information: 
414-897-5596 smercado@sschc.org
Yoga in the Park

Every Saturday during August and September
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Pulaski Park Pavilion

Start your day off refreshed and relaxed - it's family friendly, free and we even provide the mats!

Contact Stephanie for more information: 
414-897-5596smercado@sschc.org
Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 21st
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
Join us for food, live music, games and a chance to vote on community art!

Contact 414-897-5596 for more information
Protect Our Plants

Monday, July 9th
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
Help keep Pulaski Park clean and healthy by pulling weeds!

Contact 414-897-5596 for more information

What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
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