Current Funding Source – Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The goals of the East St. Louis HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health Project for Young African American MSM (YAAMSM), gay, transgender, and bi-sexual men, are to reduce the impact of behavioral health problems, and reduce HIV risk.  Additionally, the Project is dedicated to reducing healthcare disparities and increasing access to treatment for individuals with co-existing behavioral health, HIV, and Hepatitis C.

Illinois Public Health Association- Regional HIV Prevention Grant
Writers, Planners, Trainers will provide the following prevention activities in Region 4. Comprehensive Risk Reduction Counseling Services (CRCS), Counseling Testing and Referral Services (CTR) and Mpowerment Groups Prevention Services (GPS).

Equality Illinois
Writers, Planners, Trainers is partnering with Equality Illinois to build a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Past Funding Sources – Illinois Department of Public Health, Quality of Life Endowment Fund (QOL)
WPT uses the Mpowerment Project Intervention to reduce risky behaviors of young gay/bisexual men in Region 4.

Illinois Department of Public Health, African American AIDS Response Act (AAARA) Grant
This project uses the SISTA and SILHE evidence based interventions to reduce risky behaviors and provide outreach services to African American individuals fourteen and above with special emphasis on High Risk Heterosexuals (HRH) women.

Illinois Department of Public Health, CDC Category C Funding
WPT uses these funds to support costs for disease investigation, risk reduction counseling, partner services and linkage to care to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in Region 4.

Illinois Department of Public Health, Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS)
The CAPUS Demonstration Project is a 3-year cross-agency project led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that aims to reduce HIV and AIDS-related morbidity and mortality among racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States.  Through this Demonstration Project WPT provides referrals for medical, dental examinations and psychological counseling.

Illinois Department of Public Health, Black Oasis Institute
The Black Oasis Institute (BOI) project is a community-level intervention designed to specifically reach Black, Latino, Transgender, Men who have Sex with Men (BLTMSM) living in HIV/STD “hot spots” outside of the city of Chicago. The goals are to change attitudes, norms, and practices through educational and community mobilization.  WPT expects to reduce HIV+ BLTMSM’s risk behaviors and support improvements in overall quality of life.

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