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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, River Region will be providing free HIV testing at the following locations:

2/3/15 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
University of North Florida

Student Union / 1 UNF Dr.

2/5/15 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
FSCJ – South Campus
11901 Beach Boulevard

2/4/15 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Rd.
2/7/15 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Church’s Chicken
1060 E. 21st St.

Free rapid HIV testing available daily at 382 Park Street.

For more information, call ext. 4465.


World AIDS Week 2014

World AIDS Week 2014

2014 Theme: “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”

World AIDS Day is held each year on December 1st, and it provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV by demonstrating their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died. World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day with the first being held in 1988.

River Region is joining in the celebration of World AIDS Week by offering  free HIV testing at the following locations:

FSCJ Kent Campus – 12/2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FSCJ South Campus – 12/3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FSCJ Downtown Campus – 12/4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jersey College (Baymeadows) – 12/4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Go Red

On December 1st, join River Region as we wear red in honor of world AIDS Day. Post a picture of yourself on your social media accounts wearing red and use the hashtag #GetTestedJax #WAD14 to show your support for those that are currently living with HIV, and to honor those that have died.

For more information, contact us at 904-899-6300 ext. 4465.

Check out photos from our 6th Annual Golf Invitational

It’s A Great Day At River Region

The Matrix House will continue to provide services for another year, despite city budget cuts.   This followed on the heels of the 2014 commencement ceremony which had one of the largest graduating classes to date.  Both of these events are a testament to the powerful impact this program has on changing lives in this city.


Additionally, River Region has received a substantial grant from SAMHSA to begin a new program, INTAC, through the Federal Minority Aids Initiative, to provide fully integrated HIV, behavioral health and medical services for low-income, black adults at high risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and mental health disorders.


River Region has also been awarded a new contract with the U.S. Courts Federal Probation system to provide outpatient services. This is a great achievement as this contract is only awarded to those who can meet the high standards of the court system.


Lastly, we were awarded a new Adult Drug Court grant for three years to continue providing substance abuse treatment to those charged with a felony, in lieu of prosecution or incarceration.


These are all tremendous accomplishments, especially in a time when funding opportunities have been decreasing.

Ice Challenge: Mental Health Unit

Our brave Mental Health staff members accepted the challenge from our Methadone staff and enthusiastically participated in the well-known and very popular Ice Bucket Challenge.  They are now challenging Christa Hodges, Frank Emanuel, Tara Lord, Ed McCall, Dietangal Heard, Deweyne Robinson, Gloria Hanania, and Lucious Jennings.


What a fantastic way to raise donations for the ALS Association while having so much fun in the process!


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Some programs are funded in part by federal, state, and local government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Center for Disease Control, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Florida Department of Health, and the City of Jacksonville. In additional, many of our services are sponsored in part by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families Services.