COMMUNITY ACTION & POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT

As an organization that offers ongoing support to queer communities, WAF understands that we must acknowledge and address how a wide variety of social issues including healthcare access and homelessness impact the people we serve.

A WAF representative serves as a member of the following committees/coalitions:  

Sexual Health Awareness, (STI) Prevention & Education (SHAPE) Tri-County Initiative group (SHAPE):

a public health collaboration that provides a range of community testing, service resources, and sexual health campaigns to Lowcountry residents, medical professionals, and businesses. SHAPE Tri-County aims to reduce HIV and STI rates in the region by engaging in coordinated, evidence-based initiatives and fostering a community-level approach to treatment and prevention efforts through two workgroups focusing on clinical/surveillance and communications/marketing.

SHAPE Subcommittee: The Charleston Area World AIDS Day Committee

Annual Events: World AIDS Day Community Candlelight Vigil, World AIDS Day Community Breakfast Symposium, Charleston Area Sexual Health Initiative: Project Condom

South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families: 

a network of organizations that advocates, educates and collaborates to expand access to sexual and reproductive health information, services, and rights for all South Carolinians. 

Southeastern Alliance for Reproductive Equity (SEARE):

a regional partnership working together to align Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice organizations serving diverse communities in the Southeast. (WAF does not serve as an anchor organization, yet is a part of SEARE’s alliance building efforts throughout the Southeast)

Charleston Youth Committee:

a partnership between providers of homelessness services (Lowcountry Continuum of Care, YOUth Count, One80 Place, and other community stakeholders) working to address youth homelessness in Charleston.