Saturday, December 2
Historic Auditorium at Santa Rosa High School
1235 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
“Home For The Holidays” is an incredible holiday celebration, full of humor, personality, and gorgeous choral music. SFGMC’s performance features classic holiday favorites, alongside some new works that are sure to warm your heart and get you in the festive mood.Net proceeds support F2F’s mission of ending HIV in Sonoma County while also caring for clients affected by the recent firestorms.
Tickets $37.50 and $50
For more information and to buy tickets
Become a Speakers Bureau Health Educator
Face to Face provides free HIV prevention education to more than 1000 Sonoma County middle and high school students.
Our Speakers Bureau brings a health educator and HIV-positive speaker to meet with students for an unforgettable and informative presentation.
Our health educator covers the basics—teaching students about HIV and how transmission can be prevented. Our HIV-positive speaker connects with students on a personal and emotional level, helping to get a message across in a way that informs, inspires, enlightens, and reduces the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.
Sign up to learn more about becoming a F2F Speakers Bureau Health Educator and/or Positive Speaker. We will be hosting a free training where you will become equipped with the tools to present the content of our free HIV prevention education series to students in Sonoma County middle and high schools.
A special training for school teachers and administrators will take place on Tues., April 4, from 3-4:30 pm in Santa Rosa.
A training for non-educators will take place on Wed., March 29, from 2-4pm in Santa Rosa.
The Speakers’ Bureau is made possible in part to a grant from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Face to Face presents the program to students in Santa Rosa with support from the Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation.
Face to Face Feature Film
February 3, 2017
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
Strike a Pose is a unique documentary that brings together the surviving dancers from Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour at the height of her fame in 1990 which was chronicled in the acclaimed documentary Truth Or Dare. But despite having the word Truth in its title there is much that wasn’t discussed in that film because the dancers were not ready to talk about themselves. Now the remaining six have been reunited in this powerful story about truth, love, sexuality, and HIV.
Proceeds from the movie benefit F2F HIV prevention & care services programs.
Visit Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol for more details.
Tuesday, November 29
A Global Day of Giving
What is Giving Tuesday:
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Make Your Gift
You can make a lasting and local impact this #GivingTuesday with support for Face to Face’s life-changing care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County.
$20 – The Most Important Tool in HIV Prevention and Care
Provide a confidential/anonymous HIV test for someone. Rapid oral test includes risk reduction information and counseling.
$50- Just Wear it
Help us promote condom use all year long. We distribute condoms at events and venues throughout the community. A case of 1,000 condoms.
$75 – Social Security and Disability Insurance Benefits Counseling
Our Benefits Counselor can help sort out what benefits someone is eligible for, how to apply, how to appeal a denial. One and a half hour session.
$100 – Train a Speaker to Share Their Story and Make a Difference
Our Speakers’ Bureau goes into local schools. Positive Speakers connect on an emotional level with students in a way that informs, inspires, enlightens, and reduces stigma.
$500 – I Have HIV, Now What?
Sponsor a newly diagnosed person. From an initial comprehensive intake and assessment, through referrals, case management, hand-holding and hugs, the first six months are crucial in getting care and services in place.
How to make your gift today:
Make a donation using our secure online form. Your gift will be counted on Tuesday, November 29, toward our $15,000 fundraising goal
Thursday, July 21
6868 McKinley St.
F2F movie night at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol is back and it is an Absolutely Fabulous affair!
Not only will you be among the first to catch Edina and Patsy’s onscreen antics, a portion of your ticket will support F2F HIV prevention and care services programs. Plus, visit this link to print a coupon for 15% off the Ab Fab menu at Rialto Cinemas on July 21
Movie synopsis: Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Purchase your tickets
Like you, our clients, staff, and volunteers have been devastated by the fires which swept through our beloved county in early October. Our compassionate team of professionals kept the doors open during the week of the fires, fulfilling our mission through limited services.
Even with these recent losses, we have never been more optimistic about the future. We will rebuild. We are #SonomaStrong.
At Face to Face our focus is on beating HIV. We have tremendous hope: rates of new HIV infections in the county are on the decline for three consecutive years. And, with continued focus, together we can get to ZERO new HIV infections in Sonoma County in the very near future.
HIV medications are working as prevention: The FDA’s approval of Truvada as PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)–taken once a day by HIV-negative individuals–has proven up to 99 percent effective at not transmitting HIV. Astounding results when you consider condom use at only 78 percent.
Not everyone who is at risk for HIV in Sonoma County is on PrEP or necessarily know their HIV status. Therefore, we provide free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing at our office and in the community. During each test counseling session we offer PrEP referrals to HIV-negative individuals. You make our HIV prevention services possible.
We know that you are being called upon more than ever with requests for your volunteer time and financial support. Thank you for considering making a gift to Face to Face on #GivingTuesday–a national day to kick-off the end of year giving season.
North Bay Stage Company cordially invites F2F Clients to enjoy the show! Choose one of these dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 or 17. Shows start at 8pm all dates except for matinees at 2pm on Sunday May 10 and 17.
Please contact your case manager for tickets.
A little bit about the show:
Witness for the Prosecution – based on a short story by Agatha Christie, North Bay Stage Company is proud to present the story that deals with the trial of a man accused of murder of a wealthy older widow, named Emily French. Since Mrs. French made him her principal heir, not aware that he was a married man, things look bad for Leonard’s defense. But the final blow come when someone close to him agrees to testify, not in Leonard’s defense, but as a witness for the prosecution.
PrEP Radio Discussion
Sunday, March 22
Outbeat Radio News
F2F Programs Director Meghan Murphy, pictured on the right, participated in an informative radion discussion with West County Health Centers’ HIV Medical Director Dr. Michelle Davey.
Hosted and moderated by Greg Miraglia, the conversation was centered on the use of the drug Truvada as a strategy to prevent the spread of HIV. The panelist also discussed the efficacy of PrEP and what it takes in Sonoma County to obtain a prescription.
Listen to PrEP Part II
Listen to PrEP Part I
Friday, April 10
Face to Face
In partnership with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, we are hosting this free workshop for people living with HIV/AIDS to complete Wills, Advance Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney.
All documents will be notarized for free. Please RSVP to your Case Manager by calling 707.544.1581.
Things to bring to the workshop:
- Photo ID (CA driver license, CA ID card or passport)
- Name, Address, and Phone Number of the following people:
- Executor of Will
- Alternate Executor
- Any person you want to give a gift or personal item
- Agent for Medical Power of Attorney
- Agent for Financial Power of Attorney
All documents will be notarized for free. The AIDS Legal Referral Panel is a nonprofit organization that helps people living with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health status by resolving their legal issues.