Co-led by Dr. Nicole Ennis and Dr. Sylvie Naar the FLEX Peer Navigation Program is a new housing initiative that provides youth (age 15-29) living with HIV with FLEX holistic navigation services to assist with access to housing and other support services. The goal is to use peer-to-peer navigation and support to connect youth living with HIV to stable housing and other critical resources such as primary care, health education, mental health care, substance use counseling, transportation, and financial services. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 15-29, be HIV positive, and live in Florida. This program is funded by the Florida Department of Health.
This weekend, the peer navigators Avery George, Kristina Feliciano, Kayla Hicks, and Grace Sanders will travel to the Tampa/St. Pete area to attend a variety of Pride events as a way to do outreach and connect with individuals who may need housing and other services. Their itinerary includes events such as the Tampa Heights Cultural Festival, Pride at the Village in Pinellas Park, and Pride Sunday Celebration at First Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Pete.
If you are interested in participating and would like to see if you are eligible, please take the screener by clicking here.