Vallarta Living | Community Services
|SETAC GLBT Community Center, Puerto Vallarta|
Providing Essential Services in Puerto Vallarta
In August 2009, the SETAC Community Center officially opened in a quiet area of Old Town Puerto Vallarta to provide essential services to the GLBT community, including physical and mental health treatment and referrals, education, and recreation, in a safe and discrimination free atmosphere.
Thanks to all of the businesses and individuals who have helped us help so many, the SETAC Community Center recently moved to Rio Santiago #174 in the El Fluvial neighborhood of Vallarta.
Scheduled to open soon, The SETAC drop-in center will be a place to be home away from home. A place to relax and read a book, talk to friends, use the Home Gym, Computers & WiFi...Need a kitchen? A shower? Help with a resume? Just ask!
For Me... For You... For Everyone
We are in many meeting places, bars, clubs & other establishments to distribute preventive devices such as condoms & lubricants to all sectors of the population, as well as brochures to help educate about the related dangers.
The SETAC Center supports people living with HIV through:
• Assistance with fees & laboratories not covered by Seguro Popular
• Transportation and lodging to patients who require CAPASITS
• Support with medication and/or supplements not covered by Seguro Popular
Breast milk is a potential transmitter for HIV. We support infants born to mothers living with HIV by providing milk substitutes for babies for up to 2 years, or more.
On Time, There's Time
By providing and encouraging readily available free testing, we help people living with HIV before they present symptoms, thereby reducing the spread of HIV.
Through an antiretroviral bank, we offer support to people who, for different reasons, do not receive their medication on time from health institutions. This service is also provided to foreigners who decide to extend their stay in Puerto Vallarta and do not have the necessary meds to do so.
SETAC Tomorrow... with your continued support
Our new larger location in Fluvial Vallarta will allow us to offer greater convenience and privacy to those we help, while expanding upon the services we currently provide.
Women Talking to Women
This new project aims to empower women as volunteer leaders and help them to talk with other women about HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Through ongoing business sponsorships, we plan to continue offering English classes free of charge for those who will benefit most.
Limited counseling services are currently offered in a group or private setting. We hope to expand upon availability.
We are currently seeking business or private sponsorship to offer medical clinic services at the center. This will allow us to offer care focused on the community we serve, where otherwise awkward questions can be addressed.
For more information about the SETAC Community Center and the services offered, please visit setac.com.mx or contact Paco Arjona at (322) 224-1974 or paco(at)setac.com.mx.
| B E L O W T H E F O L D |
Earth Day Weekend at the Vallarta Botanical Garden
Make plans now to celebrate Earth Day Weekend at Vallarta Botanical Garden. This family-friendly community event aims to educates Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors on the importance of environmental stewardship and appreciation for our natural wonders - while having a ton of fun!
Easter Bonnet Brunch Features Creative Mexican Cuisine
Taste Restaurant at Casa Cupula is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Easter Bonnet Brunch on Easter Sunday, April 16. This year's Brunch, which offers all you can eat for $399 pesos, will benefit SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT community center dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS.
Daniel Arzola Designs to Grace Vallarta Pride T-Shirts
Vallarta Pride 2017 will celebrate its 5th edition from May 21 to 28 under the theme 'Together with Pride.' The designs of activist and visual artist Daniel Arzola will give color to the festival's official shirts, which will be part of the fundraiser for the 'PrEP in Puerto Vallarta' campaign.
Easter Bonnet Brunch at Casa Cupula to Benefit SETAC
An annual tradition in Puerto Vallarta, Casa Cupula's Easter Bonnet Party and Brunch is set to take place at Taste Restaurant on Sunday, April 16. Proceeds will support SETAC's commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS through the distribution of the PrEP pill to at-risk individuals in PV.
How You Can Support SETAC's Fight Against HIV in PV
For many years, much of the gay community in the US has had access to PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) which basically means taking a Truvada a day to prevent HIV. Unfortunately, due to cost, this has been unavailable to PV residents. Here's how you can SETAC help bring PrEP to Vallarta.
Eighth Annual 'Patotón' Fundraiser for SETAC Center
Come out to the Boana Torre Malibu poolside terrace on February 22 from 7-11 pm for an unforgettable evening of fun and friendship at the 8th 'Duckaton' Fundraiser for the SETAC Community Center. You'll enjoy live entertainment, free food, an open bar and more - for a good cause!
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Supports SETAC
On Monday, January 16, the SETAC Community Center was honored by a visit from Mr. Tom Viola, the Director of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit, grant-making organization that year after year has supported SETAC's commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS in Vallarta.
Vallarta Pride 2017 to Support SETAC's Fight Against HIV
Banderas News Team
The Vallarta Pride organizing committee has prepared a renewed Gay Pride Festival with new proposals that they're sure you'll love, as in 2017 the event will support a social cause that is important to the community: prevention of HIV/AIDS through the distribution of the PrEP pill.
Dionisio Theater Group Performance to Support SETAC
Banderas News Team
Proceeds from Dionisio Theater Group's August 19 performance of 'La Ley del Ranchero' at Act II STAGES will be donated to the SETAC community center, which is dedicated to HIV education, detection, prevention and medical services in Puerto Vallarta and the greater Banderas Bay area.
Pulpito Drag Derby Doubles Fun, Attendance, Profits
Amapas Neighborhood Association
Thanks to many generous sponsors and great crowd participation, the third annual Pulpito Drag Derby, which kicked off the 2016 edition of Vallarta Pride, netted $50,200 pesos for street improvements and lighting in the Pulpito area, plus an additional $5,000 pesos for the SETAC Community Center.
'Semana Santa Protegida' to Distribute 50,000 Condoms
On March 24 and 25, Semana Santa Protegida booths will be set up on the Holiday Inn and Las Glorias Beaches, the Municipal Building in downtown Vallarta and at Plaza Lázaro Cardenas, where volunteers will be performing free HIV rapid tests and providing free condoms and STD information.
March 6 Pool Party at Hotel Mercurio to Support SETAC
On Sunday, March 6, Hotel Mercurio will be donating 50% of the total proceeds from their 'Beers, Boys & Burgers' party to SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's local community center and HIV/AIDS service nonprofit. The SETAC crew will also be there promoting their upcoming Duckaton 2016.
Seventh Annual 'Patoton' Fundraiser for SETAC Center
On March 9 from 7-11 pm you can have fun while supporting Puerto Vallarta's SETAC Community Center at the 2016 Duckaton on the Boana Torre Malibu's pool side terrace. You'll enjoy live music and entertainment, free food, an open bar, and great prizes - all for a good cause!
2015 SETAC Toy Drive for CAPASITS' Christmas Posada
SETAC is conducting a Toy Drive to benefit the children of families impacted by HIV/AIDS in Puerto Vallarta through Dec. 15. You can help put smiles on the faces of children who otherwise may not have a Christmas due to familial health challenges by donating a toy this year.
SETAC Community Center's Give Milk, Give Life Project
The SETAC Community Center encourages the Puerto Vallarta community to join their 'Give Milk, Give Life' campaign, which helps HIV positive mothers feed their young children without the risk of infecting them with the virus. Baby Formula is being collected Nov. 16-30. Please donate!
SETAC Community Center's Baby Formula Donation Program
There is no greater joy for a woman than to have a healthy baby... especially an HIV-positive mother. These mothers are unable to feed their children for fear of passing on the virus that causes AIDS. SETAC's 'Amar es Gestar con Salud' program helps meet this need in Puerto Vallarta.
Daiquiri Dick's Supports SETAC's Give Milk Program
While the city celebrated Vallarta Pride 2015, Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant took the party one step further and decided to give back to the community. During the 9-day event, the restaurant raised $1500 pesos for the SETAC Center's 'Give Milk' program.
Daiquiri Dick's Supports SETAC with Vallarta Pride
This year's theme for Vallarta Pride is 'A Celebration of Unity,' so Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant will be participating by offering a refreshing cocktail as a special and donating a percentage of the proceeds to SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Community Center.
SETAC Opens La Casita for HIV Patients and Families
Banderas News Team
Although not yet furnished, the SETAC Community Center's 'La Casita,' a Community House in Puerto Vallarta for HIV patients, is partially operational and currently providing shelter to an entire family in need of emergency services.
In & Out of the Luchador Ring Raises $16,000 for SETAC
Banderas News Team
On March 21, Piñata PV Guest House owners David Tovar and Ronnie Lee, who are known for their community volunteer work, hosted a unique event to raise money for SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBT Center, and their two new community projects.
PV's LGBT Businesses & Friends Support the Community
Puerto Vallarta's LGBT businesses and friends have been busy giving back to the community in 2015. GAYPV Magazine gives us a summary of some of the things they've done to date, and some ongoing opportunities to give to those in need.
6th Annual SETAC Duckaton Bigger & Better Than Ever
Foot stomping, hand clapping, and outburst of cheers were ongoing throughout the 6th Annual Duckaton held on the poolside terrace of Boana Torre Malibu on February 25. The charity event raised about $120,000 pesos to help SETAC continue their fight against AIDS in Vallarta.
Dine for a Cause with Broadway Bares at Casa Cupula
By special arrangement with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS organization of New York, Casa Cupula will screen their most recent Broadway Bares show 'Rock Hard,' on March 14 at Taste Restaurant. The dinner event will be to benefit SETAC, Vallarta's LGBT community center.