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AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN INC

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Health

Mission: THE ORGANIZATION CURRENTLY EXISTS AS THE PRIMARY ORGANIZATION IN CENTRAL TEXAS TO PROVIDE AND COORDINATE SERVICES TO PERSONS AFFECTED BY ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME ("AIDS") AND AIDS-RELATED ILLNESSES; AND TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC WITH ACCURATE AND TIMELY

Programs: Provide almost 1500 clients with direct services including the helping hands food pantry, nutritional counseling, legal services, the paul kirby fund which is used to assist eligible clients with emergency financial needs that cannot be met through other resources, the hopwa fund, and the health insurance assistance fund.

case management - case management is an approach to client services that seeks to ensure clients have access to a range of comprehensive services in a timely and coordinated manner. In case management, the client and the case manager work together to find solutions to as many of the client's needs and questions as possible.

prevention - the prevention program uses evidence-based interventions in an effort to prevent the spread of hiv. The interventions include counseling, testing, and referral services; comprehensive risk counseling and services; and the implementation of proven individual, group, and community-level interventions.

oral health - asa's jack sansing dental clinic provides comprehensive oral health services to persons living with hiv disease in central texas. The dental clinic provides specialized and general dental services, including treatment of oral conditions commonly associated with hiv disease, restorative procedures and routine oral hygiene services.

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