Free HIV Testing and Workshop at PFCS on Dec. 21

Carmel office holds workshop at 10, testing 11 – 3

On Friday, Dec. 21, Putnam Family and Community Services, Inc. (PFCS) will host a safe-sex workshop and free testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Project ALERT, a program of ARCS, will provide the “Condom Concepts” workshop and testing for HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis C at the main office of PFCS at 1808 Route 6 in Carmel. The workshop will be held from 10 – 11 a.m., and testing will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on a walk-in basis. All offerings are free of charge, and the public is welcome to attend the workshop, testing, or both.

For more information, contact Naomi of ARCS at 845-471-0707, Ext. 12.

PFCS is a private nonprofit agency providing affordable mental health, chemical-dependency treatment and prevention, and family support services from birth through later life. PFCS promotes opportunities to grow, heal and recover through a comprehensive range of services including counseling, case management, family advocacy, parenting education, community outreach, psychiatric rehabilitation, and medication management.  For more information, visit or

ARCS is the service component of Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc. ARCS’ mission is to promote prevention and wellness for all people, to encourage life-affirming decisions maximizing their quality of life, and to coordinate care for those living with complex health conditions. The agency serves over 3,000 community members annually through locations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. Visit for more information.

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