Health Education Programs We Provide

SHARP (Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention)

SHARP is a one-time 4-hour* group-based intervention that research has shown reduces sexual risk-taking behaviors among youth “at-risk” for incarceration or currently in juvenile corrections. SHARP aims to deepen STI/HIV knowledge, improve correct condom use, reduce sexual risk-taking and alcohol use, and set long-term goals to utilize knowledge and skills learned during the session.

*(often broken into two 2-hour sessions)

SSI (Safer Sex Intervention)

SSI is a one-on-one, face to face session for sexually active young women ages 15-21.  The overall goals of SSI are to reduce sexual risk behaviors, increase condom use and prevent or reduce occurrences of sexually transmitted infections.  For more information please contact Rabya at 651-497-9965.

It’s All About You!

It’s All About You! is a youth-directed, one-on-one discussion about whether or not youth want to have children. If a young person wants to have children, we discuss ways to keep healthy in preparation for pregnancy. If a young person does not want to get pregnant, we discuss pregnancy prevention methods. Young women ages 11 – 24 and young men who are in relationships with young women accessing our services are eligible for this program.  To schedule a session, call or text Rabya at 651.497-9965 or Jon at 651.772.5582, or call the clinic front desk at 651.772.5555.

Free HIV Testing

At Face to Face Clinic and at SafeZone drop-in center, we provide FREE, walk-in HIV testing as part of our “Get Tested; Get Used to It!” awareness campaign. Tests are available by appointment or by walk in at the Face to Face Clinic every Thursday from 1 – 3pm.

We also provide up-to-date information about HIV/AIDS in individual or group sessions, with a focus on self-empowerment as a means of prevention.

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The Chlamydia Project:

Through funding from the Minnesota Department of Health, Face to Face has teamed up with Saint Paul College to raise awareness about chlamydia, a pressing public health issue facing today's young people. Saint Paul College students have created a student association to brainstorm, plan, and implement creative awareness and educational campaigns at Saint Paul College, with the goal of ultimately reducing stigma and fear around testing and advocating for safer sex practices. One of our first steps was to conduct a needs assessment.

Watch our video, Chlamydia is Not a Flower to learn what we found out!

In Addition

We love to answer questions, table at community events, give tours of our clinic and SafeZone, train youth workers about our services, and educate youth! For more information about our Health Education services, please contact LaQuita Brooks, Department Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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