World AIDS Awareness Day

World AIDS Day 2021:  Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voices

In 2015, the daily feeling of fatigue and sickness shattered my denial. My substance use had spiraled out of control. One day, while sleeping on my parents’ sofa, a syringe fell out of my pocket, along with the secrets I had been carrying. I went to get tested for HIV and received a positive diagnosis. 

This year’s World AIDS Day them, Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voices, reflects my personal and professional journey with HIV.  

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.