Mission: To foster and ensure a regional approach to prevent the spread of hiv and aids, and to meet with compassion and dignity the needs of those affected by these diseases.
Programs: The housing opportunities for persons with aids (hopwa)- the hopwa msa program served a total of 380 unduplicated clients and an additional 163 family memberswith short term emergency assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments, support services, end of life care, in-patient substance abuse treatment, housing information services and tenant-based rental vouchers.
cdc hero/respect - heroes is an hiv prevention program incorporating project respect with hiv testing targeting african american and latino heterosexual males ages 18 and up. The program is conducted at sites throughout mecklenburg, union and rowan counties. Objective 1: test 600 members of each population (1200) - actual 1228 were tested. Objective 2: provide linkage for 100% of new positives - actual 100% linked. Obective 3: maintain a 1% positivity rate - actual 1%.
the county homeless supportive services program served 30 chronically homeless, hiv positive individuals with supportive services. Supportive services includes assistance in locating, acquiring and maintaining housing with a hopwa voucher. Clients are visited monthly and offered support in accessing medical care and other essential services to maintain housing. Goals: increase income and stability for 30 chronically homeless, hiv + individuals. Actuals: 30 clients served, measures met.