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Our Services

HIV Positive Services

Thorne Harbour Health has been supporting people living with HIV through a range of services over the last three decades. While many of these are delivered from our Positive Living Centre in South Yarra, there are services for people living with HIV at several of our sites and beyond.

HIV Positive Services

Positive Living Centre

The Positive Living Centre (PLC) is a vibrant and safe environment for all people living with HIV. The PLC's main aim is to enhance the health and wellbeing of HIV positive people, through the provision of social, emotional, recreational, and skills-based services and activities. Many services are provided free-of-charge and are delivered by a range of skilled facilitators, staff, and volunteers.The Positive Living Centre is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to FridayContact us:Phone: (03) 9863 0444Fax: (03) 9820 3166Email: plcfeedback@thorneharbour.orgAddress: 51 Commercial Road South Yarra VIC 3141

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Community Support

HIV Positive Services

HIV Positive Peer Support

What is HIV+ Peer Support?Peer Support is support, knowledge, care, emotional, social and practical help provided by people who have faced the same challenges and issues as you.HIV+ Peer Support Groups at the Positive Living Centre (PLC) provide a safe and supportive environment where key topics about living with HIV are explored.Whether recently diagnosed or living with HIV for a number of years, HIV+ Peer Support Groups can be a great way to meet other men who share this life experience.The Peer Support and Health Promotion Officer provides friendly, confidential support to men living with HIV. Additionally, the Peer Support Officer supervises the running of HIV+ Peer Support Groups in consultation with volunteer facilitators.

HIV Positive Services

Financial (David Williams Fund)

The David Williams Fund (DWF) was established in 1986 to provide emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are experiencing financial hardship. The fund relies upon donations.Services include:Financial counsellingFood vouchersStudy assistOne-to-one financial literacyEmergency financial assistanceAdvice and referral to No interest loans (NILS) providersPoverty affects a substantial number of PLHIV, and demand for assistance regularly outstrips the funding available. Each year, the DWF distributes over $100,000 to PLHIV in Victoria. The fund is totally reliant upon donations as well as various community fundraisers such as Northside Bizarre and Mooning hosted by the Laird Hotel.

HIV Positive Services

HIV AIDS Legal Centre (HALC)

The HIV AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) is a Community Legal Centre which has been operating since 1993, from the Positive Living Centre. HALC is currently offering limited services in the area of immigration, wills, and criminal matters.

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Housing Plus

Housing Plus (formerly known as AHAG) provides the following services for people living with HIV:Case managementWork with you to identify your housing optionsAssist with applications for permanent housing, including letters of support and other helpful documentsAdvocate on your behalf with a housing organisationSupport you in accessing transitional housingSupport you once you have got housing, including during rental or lease reviewsProvide assistance and support when you move house.Contact Us:Housing Plus is run from the Positive Living Centre in South Yarra.For more information, contact:Positive Living Centre51 Commercial RoadSouth Yarra, Victoria 3141Phone: (03) 9863 0444 Email: housing@thorneharbour.orgPlease note: Housing Plus is not a crisis service, if you are experiencing homelessness please call the FREE 24-hour helpline on 1800 825 955.

News & Events

Well, Well, Well (JOY 94.9)

For over 17 years and 800 episodes, Well, Well, Well has been broadcasting on JOY 94.9 - Australia's out and proud community radio station. On air every Thursday night from 9PM, Well, Well, Well focuses on health and wellbeing issues affecting our LGBTIQ+ and PLHIV communities.

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29 Apr 2019

PLC Newsletter - Autumn 2019

The PLC newsletter is back! This autumn edition includes a catch up on activities since the last issue as well as highlighting a range of services and resources out there to support the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV.

27 Nov 2019

Newsletter - Summer 2020

In the lead up to World AIDS Day 2019, we're releasing our summer newsletter to get you ready for the upcoming silly season.

26 Nov 2020

5 Ways to be a part of World AIDS Day 2020

World AIDS Day 2020 is going to look a little different on 1 December. Usually, you would find an army of volunteers handing out red ribbons on street corners and we'd be coming together in large groups for events like the World AIDS Day Memorial.But even in a time of physical distancing, there are number of ways that you can take part in World AIDS Day 2020 and remind others that Now More Than Ever - HIV Still Matters.

12 Jan 2021

Remembering Joan Golding

This week our community is mourning the death of Joan Golding OAM – life member, fierce ally, and longstanding advocate in the community response to HIV and AIDS.

2 Jul 2021

PLC Newsletter - Winter 2021

The latest edition of the Positive Living newsletter is here!

29 Sep 2021

PLC Newsletter - Spring 2021

Spring has sprung and so has the latest edition of the PLC Newsletter!

14 Oct 2021

Join the 2021 World AIDS Day Remembrance Ceremony

This year, due to COVID-19, the 2021 World AIDS Day event will be carried out without people gathering at the Positive Living Centre. There will be an online event and we are encouraging members of the public to contribute to this year’s memorial.

21 Feb 2022

PLC Newsletter - Autumn 2022

Autumn is just around the corner, but the latest PLC newsletter is out now!

17 Jun 2022

PLC Newsletter - Winter 2022

The colder weather may be settling in, but things at the PLC are warming up. The latest issue of the newsletter features stories from people living with HIV over the decades as well as information on services, news, and more.

14 Sep 2022

PLC Newsletter - Spring 2022

The Spring edition of the PLC newsletter is out now! This edition features news around Victoria's AIDS Memorial Quilt, sex work reform, new resources for people navigating Australia's NDIS, and the latest with monkeypox (MPX) in Australia.

9 Nov 2022

5 Ways to be a part of World AIDS Day 2022

World AIDS Day is back on 1 December 2022 - and we're bringing back the WAD Street Appeal after a two-year hiatus.In addition to our army of volunteers hitting the streets to hand out red ribbons, we will also be hosting our annual World AIDS Day Memorial as well as a new initiative with our series of Red Ribbon Making events.There are so many ways to get involved and take part in World AIDS Day 2022 and be Boldly Positive as we remind others that HIV Still Matters.Here's 5 ways you can take part in World AIDS Day 2022....

19 Dec 2022

PLC Newsletter - Summer 2022

The summer issue of the Positive Living Centre (PLC) newsletter is out now! Add it to your summer reading list as this edition has personal stories, a look at injectable HIV treatment, a recap of World AIDS Day 2022, and much more.

10 Mar 2023

PLC Newsletter - Autumn 2023

The autumn edition of the newsletter for Thorne Harbour Health's Positive Living Centre (PLC) is out now.

30 May 2023

PLC Newsletter - Winter 2023

The winter edition of the newsletter for Thorne Harbour Health's Positive Living Centre (PLC) is out now.

8 Sep 2023

PLC Newsletter - Spring 2023

The spring edition of the newsletter for Thorne Harbour Health's Positive Living Centre (PLC) is out now.

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Media Releases

15 Jun 2022

AIDS Memorial Quilt included in Victorian Heritage Register

Victoria’s AIDS Memorial Quilt has formally achieved heritage recognition and protection - a first for Australia and a landmark moment in the history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt movement.This month, the Heritage Council of Victoria determined to include the Melbourne AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR), listing it amongst 2,400 sites, objects, and collections legally recognised and protected by the register.Borne out of the AIDS Memorial Quilt movement in the United States, the Melbourne AIDS Memorial Quilt was originally coordinated by volunteers out of Fairfield Hospital in 1988 - with quilt panels being made by family members, loved ones, or volunteers working with community groups. Today the Quilts consist of 209 panels - each handmade and individually designed to commemorate a person or group of people who died from an AIDS-related condition.Thorne Harbour Health (then the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre) accepted custodianship of the Quilts several years ago and currently maintain the collection.

20 Oct 2022

Prioritising HIV & AIDS ahead of the upcoming Victorian state election

Today Thorne Harbour Health, Living Positive Victoria, and Positive Women Victoria have released HIV & AIDS Priorities - a document that recommends 38 actions to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and to build upon Victoria’s ongoing response to HIV.

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