The Powhatan Renape Nation's Health Education Programs
HIV/AIDS Education Program

The Powhatan Renape Nation provides HIV/AIDS education for American Indians in the State of New Jersey.

Our main objective is to educate the New Jersey American Indian community about the dangers of HIV and the AIDS virus. We educate our people through outreach, one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and by telephone. Any service rendered is strictly confidential to our clients. We also provide a referral service with linkages to testing and counseling centers throughout the state.

For further information about our program, please contact us at 609-261-4747 or powhatan@powhatan.org.


Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Education Program

The Powhatan Renape Nation provides drug and alcohol education for American Indians in the State of New Jersey. In 1995, the effects of tobacco were addressed and the program was renamed Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD).

Our main objective is to educate our community about the use and abuse of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. Substance abuse is a prevalent health and social problem throughout the American Indian population. Four of the top ten causes of death in our population are directly related to alcohol and substance abuse, and it can be argued that the other six are indirectly related. Fetal alcohol syndrome is also and extremely serious health problem with implications for the future survival of our people.

We provide education and information to all ages of community males and females, with special outreach programs to train and educate our youth and offer alternatives to substance abuse. 'Healthy Lifestyles' is our mantra!

For additional information, please contact us at 609-261-4747 or powhatan@powhatan.org.