THE HEP C CONNECTION

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health

Location: 1325 S Colorado Blvd Suite B-302 Denver CO 80222 USA

Mission: The mission of Hep C Connection is to educate the general public about hepatitis C and to provide resources and support for those affected by the virus.
Geographic areas served: Our HelpLine serves callers from around the nation, while the rest of our programs primarily impact the state of Colorado.
Programs: PREVENTION, EDUCATION and AWARENESS PROGRAMS - HCV Awareness and Prevention (though educational programs in jails, re-entry facilities, homeless shelters and upon request) - HIV/HCV Co-Infection Program - Anti-Body Testing (for HCV and HIV) - Physician-led Educational Presentations for Physicians - Speakers' Bureau LINKAGE TO CARE SUPPORT NETWORK PROGRAMS - Hepatitis HelpLine 1-800-522-4372 - Support Groups - Monthly Connections E-newsletter - Our Website (www.hepc-connection.org) - Educational Materials - Physician-led Educational Presentations for Patients
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800-522-4372
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Rating: 5 stars  

I will be forever grateful to the Hep C Connection. They have helped me in so many ways. They provide free Hep C blood tests, in which you will have the results within 30 minutes. Just call or email them to find out how to make an appointment. They also have a free "hot line" service, where people can call & ask questions about Hep C. In addition, they provide literature about the disease & where to find clinical trials. They also have a list of support groups in the Denver area, which meet monthy. The support groups are very helpful & I recommend that people take advantage of this wonderful service.
It would be wonderful if every city across this nation & across the world, had their own Hep C Connection. We are blessed to have them in the Denver area, but even if you live elsewhere, you can contact them & they will do their best to help you find support in or near your home town. Please donate some money to them, whatever you can afford. They were there for me at one of the most difficult times in my life & I will never forget them. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the Hep C Connection.
Sincerely,
C

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow the organization, to be in more cities acorss the United States, & elsewhere across the globe.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I would recommend anyone with Hep C or anyone touched by this disease to contact this organization for support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I made my first contact with the Hep C Connection when I started researching information about treatment options. The volunteers were very supportive and friendly. After I finished treatment I started helping out with the help line to share my experience with others. I loved working with the people at the Hep C Connection and have become very close the people there. I am hoping to help out with with another Desserts and Delights silent auction this year.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I got Hepatitis C from tainted blood during a transfusion in Viet Nam in 1969. Upon being diagnosed with Hep C in 1996 I began attending a support group sponsered by the Hep C Connection. I soon realized that I was more suited to giving support than receiving it. Since then I have suppoted the Hep C Connection in any way that I can. Hep C is a disease that is, at best, misunderstood. The "Connection" provides the public with acurate information about the disease but I think most importantly they provide free testing to anyone who wants it. There is no doubt that early detection is critical in combating Hep C. I had a liver transplant in 2004 and am now disease free. Thanks, in part, to the Hep C Connection. I would encourage everyone, whether you have Hep C or not, to support the "Connection" in their work. It is the best way I know of to stop the spread of a terminal disease that affects millions of people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the support that I have received as well as the opportunity to help in many ways. Whether it is speaking to community action groups to get our story out, marching to increase exposure and awareness or simply sitting in state budget committee meetings to demonstrate support.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. Although I could think of lots of things we could do if we had the budget such as suppoting more research for a cure.

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