For more than 27 of the 30 years since the discovery of the HIV virus, the Poverello Center has been providing vital services to Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS.
It was in May 1987 that community leaders, lead by Father William Collins, joined together and filed incorporation papers for the Poverello Center.  Since that time the Poverello Center has been assisting in maintaining the health and wellbeing of low-income County residents living with HIV/AIDS.
“Each year,” Thomas M. Smith, the agency’s CEO, reports, “Poverello provides food, groceries and wellness services to nearly 2,600 low-income Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS.  Last year alone, food and groceries distributed through our specialty food pantry amounted to more than 1.5 million meals for these individuals.  Unfortunately, we are experiencing an increased need for our services,” Mr. Smith continues, “while also facing financial challenges to provide this food.”
On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Poverello will celebrate three years at its current Dixie Highway location.  From 12 noon to 7 pm Poverello will celebrate with an open house and provide tours of the agency. The event will include proclamations from Broward County and the City of Wilton Manors, food vendors, music and a sale at the Poverello’s very popular thrift store.  The current facility provides for a more efficient and effective specialty food pantry, and offers 10,000 square feet for the thrift store.  Revenue generated from this social enterprise, along with Poverello’s eBay store, provides significant income that offsets the agency’s operating costs and provides funds for the agency’s mission: To provide life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, who are residents of Broward County, and who meet the specified qualifications for services.
Along with the specialty food pantry, Poverello also provides those living with HIV/AIDS a fully equipped gym and alternative health services at Poverello’s Live Well Center, located just one block north of its Dixie Highway location.
“And we do all this in the most cost effective manner,” Mr. Smith concludes. “Poverello employs less than 15 individuals. Each month hundreds of volunteers generously and selflessly give of their time and skills to operate Poverello’s specialty food pantry and our thrift store.  Poverello is proud to be of service to those who need us and to offer such great programs to residents of Broward County from our Wilton Manors locations.”
The event on May 28, 2014 is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information about the Poverello Center go to www.poverello.org and follow the agency on FaceBook.
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Free #massage, #chiropractic thanks to these generous volunteers! Make your appointment - anyone with HIV in South Florida - Today! https://14958.portal.athenahealth.com
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The Live Well Center is located just one block from the Poverello Center.
Location: 2200 NE 12th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (less than one block from Poverello)

Phone: 954-563-1299

Hours
9am-5pm M-F
Saturday 9-3pm
Hours of operation vary so please call.

Increased physical activity is tied to better medical outcomes. Working out increases muscle mass and helps fight HIV-related wasting. Greater physical activity assists in the assimilation of HIV medications. Not only does exercise accomplish these goals but it also increases endorphin production, which stimulates feelings of well-being.

Poverello’s Live Well Center offers:

Full-service gym
Satellite CIED office
Barber services
Acupuncture treatments
Chiropractic treatments
Massage
Hands on healing
Smoking cessation counseling – Call (305)942-6378 to schedule an appointment
Reiki support group for HIV+

If you have HIV would like to utilize the services offered, please contact our intake coordinator at 954-561-3663 EXT 109
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity-tips
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In observance of Good Friday April 14th, the Poverello Center including the Poverello Live Well Center and Poverello Thrift Stores will be closing at 3pm today.
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