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ERIC Number: ED375208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-15
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Los Angeles Free Clinic [and]"Adolescent Health Care Programs That Work."
Rainwater, Mary; De Caprio, Chris
The first paper describes The Los Angeles Free Clinic and its services, which are specifically designed to respond to the needs of low-income and homeless youth within the community. The paper describes a free-of-charge, free-of-judgment comprehensive response system that exists because of collaboration with other health facilities such as Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. Two programs are highlighted: Project ABLE (AIDS Beliefs Learned Through Education) and Project STEP (Short Term Employment Program). Using drama as the medium, Project ABLE focuses on disease prevention and the empowerment of youth by supplying life-saving education about HIV, alcohol, drugs, and smoking well before they come into the clinic for help with these issues. Project STEP clients participate each morning in a lottery for jobs, the winners of which receive a bag lunch and transportation to the job site. Workshops are provided to help youth look for and find work. These programs can be duplicated as long as collaboration exists between the social-service providers, the health-care providers, and private business. Also included is a brief success story written by a participant in the Los Angeles Free Clinic's Project STEP. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)