as of April 25,2019
G.O.S Agency, Inc. is a community based ministry organization that with the help of its members, is trying to bring people together in Indianapolis to raise awareness regarding issues that heavily affect our communities. HIV-AIDS and Domestic Violence are 100% preventable, and African American Autism must be understood.
Browse this website to find out more about our mission and upcoming events to raise awareness about HIV, Autism, and Domestic Violence. We are hoping to make our neighborhoods a better place step by step.
World Aids Day
See what events are taking place in your local community!
"HIV" looks like everyone you see!
"Domestic Violence" affects every community!
"Autism" must be understood!
HIV/AIDS has killed an estimated 20 million people since it was first identified in 1981. A further 40 million live with the disease today, and the number of those infected continue to rise.
"Whiteside, Alan. (2008). HIV/AIDS, A Very Short Introduction.
Oxford University Press".
Someone becomes infected with HIV
every 9 1/2 minutes in the U.S.
CDC (Center for Disease Control-Atlanta, GA)
HIV Educational Workshops, HIV Workplace Policy Development
HIV Ministry Development
Contact us to schedule your program today.
Click here for more educational information and news about our organization.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Learn the Cycle of Violence
Educational Forums & Support Groups available
Domestic violence occurs in every community.
- A domestic battery occurs every 9 seconds.
- 2 to 4 thousand women a year are murdered and 2 to 4 million women a year are injured as a result of domestic violence.
- Nearly 1 in 4 American women between the ages of 18 and 65 have experienced domestic violence.
- Domestic violence is a leading cause of emergency room visits for women.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 12 men in the pew have experienced domestic violence and their abuser is likely to be sitting next to them.
- Referrals available
Learn the importance of developmental milestones in children. Early detection means early intervention. Autism affects all communities including the African American community.
Autism is typically diagnosed between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age, in result of children not meeting developmental milestones like their peers.
Autism is a neurological disorder that currently affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. It is an epidemic that has had a worldwide effect. A group of developmental disabilities are typically associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders including language impairments, decreased communication and social interaction skills. There may also be the presence of unusual interests and behaviors.
Autism Spectrum Disorders include Asperger's Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Develpmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).
"One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Mar 28, 2014 CNN.com-2014/3/27-health
Autism Spectrum Disorder - Some common signs:
- Lack of eye contact
- Language impairment (in speaking and understanding).
- Often unresponsive to the name.
- Lack of social skills
- Lack of gross and fine motor coordination
- Child has difficulty in expressing their wants and needs.
- Gross motor skill delay.
- Unusual behavior
- Toys and household items used in unusual ways.
- Self injurious behavior (biting or head banging).
- Possible repetitive movement- rocking and or twirling.
Awareness Based Workshops, Support Groups-Forums