The Stafford House is safe space “drop-in” center for youth of alternative lifestyles, who are looking for a place where they feel a sense of belonging at times when they are most vulnerable to community discrimination and alienation.
The Stafford House provides a space where youth can meet and discuss life issues, which will give them the necessary tools to be empowered. The space provides support for life skills development by offering a computer lab, resource area, and various workshops. Fun and social activities provided weekly include; movie night, karaoke, kickball, softball, games nights and many other daily activities.
The Stafford House also provides a space for support groups such as:
Live & Learn is a peer-driven support group that will focus on supporting individuals with their HIV diagnosis, their current struggles, providing information about resources in the community.
POZitive Action is a peer-driven support group for people living with HIV. It provides an opportunity to have open conversations among themselves, discuss living with the virus and to fight the stigma through community advocacy and outreach.