Mission: Bering omega community services exists to nurture the well being and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of persons affected by hiv/aids through compassionate health care and social services.
Programs: Bering omega dental clinic provided 15,032 patient visits to 2,533 hiv + individuals. Dental services offered at this program are critical to overall overall good health, securing and maintaining employment and self esteem as well as to preventing pain, tooth loss and possible loss of life.
the bering omega housing and financial assistance program provides safe and stable housing for clients in our community struggling with housing and financial issues. In 2014, the program administered $1,279,061 in emergency rent/mortgage and utility payments for 446 hiv + individuals and others in their households. For many, this assistance was vital in preventing homelessness.
omega house was created in 1986 to operate as a residential facility to care for persons with aids who are in the terminal stage of the illness. The hospice program provided 2,413 days of hospice care to 41 terminal phase aids patients.
After taking the tour of Bering Omega Community Services, I was astonished at the work provided through the programs they offer. The Dental Clinic far exceeds any expectation you would have for a non-profit offering such services. Once you walk through the door, you feel as if you are in any dentist office anywhere. Omega House offers such a warm home like experience for those who are in their late stage of AIDS and have no where else to turn before their life ends. The volunteers Bering Omega has are the most compassionate to sit there day in and day out with the clients letting them know someone does truly care.
Bering Omega Community Services provides four core programs to those living with HIV/AIDS. The services are very much needed by the clients who benefit from them. The Dental Clinic provides dental care for adults with HIV that are low income and would otherwise not have this service through any other means. Having a health mouth allows them to continue to take their medications, as they must be taken with food. It also helps with their self-esteem in order to live a better quality of life.