Mission: To assess, assure and evaluate comprehensive support for people living with hiv/aids associated conditions, their caregivers and communities at large. To promote compassionate, nonjudgemental care, prevention, education and advocacy.
Programs: The client services department is the point of entry for hiv positive individuals to receive all the care and services for which they qualify. Each person served is assigned a medical case manager who will be responsible for coordinating all of their non-primary care services. The case manager performs an assessment/intake of their care needs and that paperwork must be up to date before a person can receive assistance of any kind. These services include, but are not limited to mental health, housing, spiritual care, nutritional needs, transportation, non-primary medical needs, also medical appointment co-pays, medication co-pays, vision and dental care as it relates to their hiv need and a host of other referral sources.
the housing program protects and stabilizes not only individuals, but also their families and communities. Stable housing is necessary to reduce the correlation and persistence between homelessness, hiv infection and poor health outcomes among individuals living with hiv/aids. The housing opportunities for people living with aids (hopwa) program is the ony federal program dedicated to addressing the housing needs of persons living with hiv/aids. The alliance provides the following financial, transitional, and long term affordable solutions:short term rent mortgage and utilities (strmu) is time limited housing assistance designed to prevent homelessness and increase housing stability. Tenant based rental assistance (tbra) provides financial assistace to individual households that enable them to rent market-rate units. A six bedroom licensed full-care facility is staffed by skilled nurses.
the prevention education team currently offers targeted testing for those at risk for contracting hiv as well as those who are unaware of their status. We provide confidential testing at our office, in substance abuse treatment facilities, at community events, in nightclubs, in people's homes, on park benches, and wherever there is a need. The prevention education team also offers a cdc evidenced-based health promotion intervention called clear: choosing life: empowerment! Action! Results! . Clear is an intervention that provides individuals with the skills necessary to live the best life and to be able to make healthy choices. Clear is for individuals who are currently living with hiv, or who are at high risk of contracting hiv.
This place sucks. although it has a wonderful mission I do not believe it is being implemented at all. For the most part the staff is great !!! (the ones that interact with the clients that is) because the upper administration does not. They have a nasty habit of mismanaging funds so I would not advise any monetary donations.