• Free HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis Counseling, Testing and Linkage to care

    Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm 

Celebran el dia mundial del sida

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Life Story

On the wonderful day of January 12, 1925, a precious baby girl, Ruth Mae Waters, was born to the late Elsie Parker and Leon Waters. Raised on Lowber St. in West Philadelphia with, thirteen other siblings, her father nicknamed her “baby Ruth.”Ruth graduated from high school in Philadelphia and then worked various jobs, including at Elite’s Pleating Company, where she worked with her sisters and daughters for many years.

After her first marriage, she met and married the late Francis Williams, and together they raised six beautiful children, the late William Thomas, the late Ruth Benjamin, the late Frank Williams, as well as Francis Williams, Francine Womack, and Tina Williams. Ruth is also survived by brother, Walt Waters, sister Edith Brown, sister Viola Benjamin, sister Barbara Wilkins, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ruth was an active member of her neighborhood and community. She served as block captain for many years, ran a free lunch program and worked as a trainer with The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, helping therapists and other professionals better understand how to serve the LGBT community. She was always willing to offer her support to anyone in need, and opened her home to many family and friends over the years. She will be remembered for her kindness, love, sense of humor, and as a mother to many.


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  • Upcoming Events

    Transformation Group Every Tuesday 3-5 pm.


    HIV Testing and Linkage to Care (TALC) Training

    Date: TBA

    112 N. Broad Street, JFK Building, 2nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    To register click HERE.

    Please note: The AACO Regional HIV/AIDS Prevention Network Training and certification Program is a pre-requisite for the HIV TALC Training. Contact AACO at health.aacotraining@phila.gov.

    Participants should have successfully completed this training before registering for the HIV TALC Training at TPAC.

    Training Objectives

    • To become Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-certified in HIV  Testing and linkage to care.
    • To learn different technologies for Rapid Tests for HIV.
    • To understand the significance of Rapid Testing in HIV Testing.
    • To understand the significance of post-counseling when clients test positive for HIV.
    • To understand the significance of Referrals for Linkage to care and supportive services.
    • To learn different laws associated with HIV/AIDS.


    Mr. Yoshiaki Yamasaki, M.S. Ed., Executive Director of The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (TPAC) d.b.a. World Health Care Infrastructures (WHCI) d.b.a.

    Registration Fees:  NASW Members: $ 240_ NASW Non-Members $ 250_ No CE required:  $225__

    For registration and additional information, please contact:

    Anita Joshi at 215-988-9970 x 302 or via e-mail at anita@tpaconline.org  OR  Larry Hochendoner at 215-988-9970, ext. 309 or via e-mail at ljh@worldhci.org

    Certified check or money order addressed to The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium can be sent to

    TPAC, 112 N. Broad Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

    Fees can also be paid via secure website in the form of donation on http://www.tpaconline.org/cms/index.php/donations