Our Programs and Groups
YouthLink combines substance abuse and HIV education and awareness programs. Our focus is to help the Latino and African-American gay and transgender youth ages 18-24, with the services below in order to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care, reduce disparities and achieve a coordinated response.
Services include but are not limited to:
· HIV Testing
· Youth Clinic (In-house and mobile clinic)
· Substance Use Counseling
· Leadership Opportunities
· Special Events
· Drop In Center
Medical Case Management
Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing and Utilities
Long-Term and Emergency Housing Assistance
Food Pantry and Voucher Assistance
Mental Health Services
The AIDS Medi-Cal Waiaver Program (MCWP), Project HOPE, provides services designed to allow people with AIDS to remain in their homes, stabilize their health, improve their quality of life and avoid costly institutional care. Project HOPE provides comprehensive case management and direct care services at no cost to persons with HIV disease or AIDS as an alternative to nursing facility care or hospitalization. Case management incorporates a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach consisting of a nurse case manager and social work case manager who work with the client and his/her physician, family, caregiver(s), and other service providers to determine and provide needed services.
HIV/HEP C Testing Available
Monday – Saturday
9:30 am- 4:30pm
1320 Webster St. Oakland, CA 94612
HAPI (Having a Positive Impact)
HAPI (Having a Positive Impact), a new locally developed intervention for HIV-positive African American MSM will also be offered. HAPI is based on a strength-based model; encouraging its participants to build skills to support self-efficacy and sustainable health-seeking behaviors. HAPI will focus on treatment as prevention, medication adherence support, and living healthy with HIV. This group meets bi-monthly and will feature unbranded presentations by various pharmaceutical representatives and HIV medical specialists.
BROHs (Brothers Reclaiming Our Heritage)
BROHTalk is a weekly group discussion meeting held at APEB. BROHTalk is divided into eight (8) series each containing six (6) sessions. Each of the eight series will have a theme which will expounded upon through the six sessions in the form of discussions, group lessons, roleplays and other activities. Attendance to BROHTalk will be accessible via ground sessions at APEB’s Downtown Oakland location ( 1320 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94612) and online LIVE via Facebook. Attendance in person or via social media* will count towards session attendance and series completions. All eight series will culminate in an annual BROHTalk Year End Party at a venue chosen by those who attend at least 75-80% of the meetings.
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday
Every Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm