EVE for Life
EVE for Life designs and delivers programs for young women and girls who are living with HIV and/or are survivors of sexual violence. Their staff and mentors, affectionately known as “Mentor Moms,” coordinate an array of essential services such as psychosocial counseling, financial assistance, nutritional support, housing assistance, and access to health care/clinics.
Amid COVID-19 and other challenges, flexible support from WVL-Caribbean made a critical difference, allowing EVE for Life to retain its technical staff, provide honorariums for mentors, meet operational expenses, bolster staff morale, and continue delivering services to their beneficiaries. The difference changes lives. This year, EVE for Life provided 23 individual counselling sessions and four group family counselling sessions. Clients struggling with HIV medication adherence are accessing counselling to address additional struggles with coping and depression.
The results are clear: EVE for Life reports an increase in adherence to treatment, with 80 percent of their clients sticking with their HIV medication. Four clients have even reached viral suppression. Amid the uncertainty of overlapping crises, EVE for Life is a rare beacon of certainty—a dependable and caring force for good in the lives of girls, young women, and women throughout Jamaica.