Wednesday, July 8, 2009

TIHAN Update

TUCSON (Observer Update) - On Wednesday, July 15, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Tucsonans are invited to treat themselves to beauty, style, and relaxation at the Robert Markley Salon Spa and the programs of the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) will benefit, too! Pampering may include a massage, facial, waxing, or hair cut/ style/ treatment/ color, and the salon will donate ALL proceeds (including tips) to support TIHAN's programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. The salon spa is located at the Plaza at Williams Centre, 5350 East Broadway Boulevard (just west of Craycroft) Suite 160. To make an appointment for this special July 15 event, call Robert Markley Salon Spa at 520-747-1388.

“We hope to have the salon filled with that night with men and women who are transforming themselves with great spa/salon services, while at the same time helping transform the lives of our clients through our programs,” said Scott Blades, Executive Director of TIHAN. “Come get more beautiful, and help build a more beautiful and compassionate community.” TIHAN is the largest privately-funded provider of support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the state of Arizona. In 2008, TIHAN’s education and awareness programs reached more than 5,000 people through presentations, sermons, spoken announcements, and information tables at community events and another 36,000 through faith community bulletins and newsletters. TIHAN’s volunteer-based support programs served 267 people living with HIV/AIDS in 2008. Its Poz CafĂ© lunch program is the largest regular gathering place for people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Arizona, having served over 10,000 meals to more than 500 people living with HIV/AIDS. ...

The Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) seeks your assistance with our active search for qualified applicants for two current openings: Administrative Assistant (30 hours/week) – must have experience coordinating volunteers, managing office operations, and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, especially Microsoft Access Kitchen/Menu Supervisor for Poz Cafe (15 hours/month) – must have experience coordinating volunteers as well as planning and preparing nutritious meals for 125-150 people once a month, ensuring compliance with health department guidelines (must be available on the third Thursday of each month for our Poz Cafe monthly luncheon for people living with HIV/AIDS)

For complete job descriptions, minimum qualifications, and instructions for applying, visit and click on “Job Openings.” (Due to funding constraints, these positions have reduced hours.) For more information, visit or contact Scott Blades, Executive Director, (520) 299-6647 or

On Tuesday, July 14, 2009, the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) will hold Volunteer Orientation from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at TIHAN, 1011 N Craycroft #301 (just south of Speedway). TIHAN provides compassionate support to people living with HIV/AIDS, free of prejudice and proselytism.

Advance registration is required for Volunteer Orientation. All a person has to do is call TIHAN, 299-6647, to sign up. Training fee is $17 and scholarships are available. Volunteer applications must be submitted prior to Volunteer Orientation. For more information, call TIHAN, (520) 299-6647.

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