Mission: Piedmont care is the nonprofit organization providing hiv and aids care, prevention and advocacy in spartanburg, cherokee, and union counties of south carolina. The mission of piedmont care, inc. , an educational and advocacy organization, is to coordinate and provide medical, social, and psychological services for individuals and families affected by or at risk for hiv. Since our creation in 1994, we have served over 1,400 individuals living with aids. That is what we do and we do it very well, but our real mission must also address prevention and education. Unlike services relating to care, these programs must be sustained entirely by local resources. To put it another way: we know how many we have served; but we will never be able to quantify - out of the thousands who have participated in our education and prevention efforts - the numbers that, through correct information, have avoided hiv/aids.
Programs: Provide housing assistance such as short-term rent,mortgage assistance, utility payments and case management services for persons with hiv (65 clients served).
provide drug and insurance assistance to persons with hiv in the form of prescription drug payments or copayments(225 clients served).
provide funding for services that educate individuals living with hiv about hiv transmission and how to reduce the risk of hiv transmission. Provide information about medical care, support services and counseling to help improve health status (465 clients served). In addition, implemented an agressive condom distribution program.
provide transportation assistance for persons with hiv to appointments related to their hiv disease, including medical, dental and pharmacy visits. Nutritional supplements, language services, counseling services, oral health care and case management services are also provided to clients (606 clients served).
I am very proud of the hard work, dedication, and committment in which the Executive Director and Staff show day after day and week after week. This organization makes a huge impact in our community. Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties need Piedmont Care!