The DiNosaur (DíNo or Say No) Project has two goals: 1) To increase the resiliency and protective factors for youth and their families. 2) To ensure that there is a community-based process that promotes the need for children to learn to make positive choices at an early age.
The DiNosaur Program operates in seven elementary schools in Houston Independent School District and uses a six-week curriculum that is culturally sensitive, age-appropriate and is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
For more information about the DíNo Project, call Adriana Dibello, (713) 926-9491.
Project Tejas assists members of the community with issues related to alcohol and drugs. We provide individual and family counseling, along with specialty groups where participants discuss such topics as parenting training, risk reduction, coping skills, and HIV, TB, STDs, hepatitis, alcohol and drug awareness.
For more information, call Patrick Rocha, (713) 926-9491
Casa Phoenix is a residential treatment center for boys, ages 13-17. Located on AAMA’s main campus at 6001 Gulf Freeway, Casa Phoenix is licensed for 20 individuals. While in residence, boys attend AAMA’s Sanchez Charter School. Casa Phoenix is integrated with an outpatient counseling component that serves as an aftercare program.
For more information, call Linda Garcia, (713) 929-2454
The Minorities Action Program (MAP) HIV outreach team provides outreach services to people who are at high risk of communicable infections. Services include HIV/Hepatitis/TB testing and risk reduction counseling, information dissemination, prevention education, referrals and resources for substance abuse, treatment, housing, medical benefits and public health screening. Counselors also serve as liaisons for individuals who are unable to access services due to language barriers.
MAP HEI (HIV Early Intervention) offers case management to individuals who suffer from past or current substance abuse and are HIV/AIDS positive.
For more information about AAMA’s Minorities Action Program (HIV and HEI), please call Adriana Dibello, (713) 926-9491.
Other services provided by AAMA’s Prevention Specialists include information dissemination, monthly cultural events and activities, sports activities, a summer camp for students, and prevention and parenting skills training.
For information about AAMA’s Counseling and Prevention services, please call (713) 926-9491.