|AIDS Alive Organization - Events and Programs||- SpeakUp!: An educational organization that brings together urban and suburban youth, educators and parents/guardians to explore and address the issues affecting the quality of their lives and of our society. Through intensive interaction, participants are encouraged to assume responsibility for making informed decisions and positive life choices and working together to Make a Difference!
- Hoops for Hope: This yearly event raises money to establish a scholarship fund dedicated to sending children infected and affected by AIDS to summer camps.
- AIDS Walk: Aids Alive sponsors a team each year for this national event.
- World AIDS Day: World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. This worldwide effort is designed to educate and creates awareness on HIV/AIDS.
- Stay@Home Ball: Thirty simultaneous theme dinner parties to support persons infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.||Delaware||AIDS Alive Organization - Delaware; Rosemont||AIDS Alive Organization|
|AIDS Hotline Pennsylvania||Information Hotline for information about AIDS.||Dauphin||*Main Site (AIDS Hotline Pennsylvania)||AIDS Hotline Pennsylvania|
|AIDS Law Project - Debt Management Program||Assists individuals with HIV/AIDS understand their rights and responsibilities with creditors and provides advice on ways to reduce or eliminate debt. Seminars are held monthly.||Philadelphia||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center City||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania|
|AIDS Law Project - Family Program||Provides free legal services for parents living with HIV/AIDS who need help planning for their children's future care and custody. Training and publications on the Pennsylvania's Standby Guardianship Act are available for attorneys, case managers, and people living with HIV/AIDS.||Philadelphia||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center City||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania|
|AIDS Law Project - Fleeing Felon Project||Assists individuals who have bench warrants and violations of probation and parole with legal matters. Also, assists clients to apply for public benefits.||Philadelphia||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center City||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania|
|AIDS Law Project - Housing Advocacy Project||Provides free legal services for people with HIV/AIDS who are facing eviction or experiencing difficulty maintaining secure, affordable housing. Training and materials on the housing rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are available for social service and medicaid providers.||Philadelphia||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center City||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania|
|AIDS Law Project - Legal Services||Provides information on AIDS and legal issues.||Philadelphia||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center City||AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania|
|ASIAC - HIV/AIDS Services||Provides education, outreach, advocacy and translation for Asians and Pacific Islanders.||Philadelphia||ASIAC - Philadelphia; Center City||ASIAC|
|Best Nest - Adoption||Best Nest matches loving families with children in need of a permanent home of their own. We contract with the statewide adoption network (SWAN) to provide subsidies to families who adopt children with special needs.||Philadelphia||Best Nest, Inc. - Philadelphia; South Philadelphia||Best Nest|
|Best Nest - Foster Care||Best Nest and our dedicated foster parents provide safe and loving temporary homes for children whose parents are unable to care for them.||Philadelphia||Best Nest, Inc. - Philadelphia; South Philadelphia||Best Nest|
|Best Nest - Foster Care, Kinship Care and Respite Care||We specialize in caring for children who have medical needs of all levels. Best Nest also works to certify kin to be foster parents so that children have the opportunity to remain with those familiar to them. Respite care providers are important to foster parents so that they can have a "break" from the day-to-day parenting of children with special needs.
If you are interested in becoming a certified foster parent, kinship parent or respite provider for a child, please contact Lori Hendrickson at 215-546-8060. Foster Parent Orientations are held monthly to help you make a decision about this life-changing opportunity to help children and families.||Philadelphia||Best Nest, Inc. - Philadelphia; South Philadelphia||Best Nest|
|Calcutta House - AIDS Health and Social Services||Calcutta House provides a variety of services to residents living with AIDS that are individualized based upon each person's need for care and support. Our nursing care conforms to Federal guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Client services provided by Calcutta House include:
Round-the-clock nursing and home health aide services assist each resident with:
- activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.)
- housekeeping and laundry services
- obtaining and administering prescribed medication
- conferring with residents' primary care providers to assess changes in medical status and administer appropriate timely care and treatments
- managing and keeping medical appointments
- accessing additional prescribed medical services (physical therapy, hospice, etc.)
- health education
- recovering from and/or coping with physical disabilities
- ongoing care assessments, treatment planning and monitoring
Social services staff (full time social workers, life-skills counselor, addiction/recovery support staff, consulting psychiatrist) are available to provide each resident with:
- assistance with accessing services and benefits for which they are eligible
- referrals to case management and behavioral health services
- social and therapeutic activities (individual and groups)
- goal-oriented life-skills and educational support services
- psychological and psychiatric consulting services
- access to spiritual and holistic support services (on- and off-site)
- family support services
- assistance in seeking alternative and appropriately supportive or long term housing
- 3 nutritious meals each day
- snacks and nutritional supplements as needed
- therapeutic and recreational activities program including, therapeutic massage, arts and crafts programs, in-house celebrations, and trips to cultural and social activities like movies, plays, concerts, picnics, shopping, bowling, bingo, sports events, etc. Transportation to medical appointments and activities is provided to residents.||Philadelphia||Calcutta House - Philadelphia; North Philadelphia||Calcutta House|
|Community Action Agency of Delaware County - Aids Coalition||Testing and counseling provided every first and third Mondays from 6 - 8 pm||Delaware||CAADC - Life Center of Eastern Delaware County||Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC)|
|Community Education - Berwick - Caring Communities||Offers various educational presentations to ensure the communities served are educated on HIV prevention and stigma. Sessions are designed to provide staff members in varying medical fields with updates on the current state of affairs regarding how HIV impacts the populations they serve and how current HIV programs are being delivered through Northeast and North Central Pennsylvania.||Columbia||Berwick - Caring Communities||Caring Communities|
|Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Education Programs||CHOICE education staff meets community needs by providing education and literature in presentations at health fairs and community events. CHOICE currently offers comprehensive sexual health education, community centers, social service agencies, churches, and other neighborhood sites throughout Philadelphia.
- Youth Education: Youth Educators reach teens through presentations and outreach events. CHOICE Youth Educators are extensively trained in sexual health and reproductive health topics and related issues and work with teens in educational games, role-playing, and group discussions. Presentations are customized to reflect the knowledge level and experiences of participants. Through these presentations, teens gain practical information about a variety of health issues that they are able to apply to their own lives. Our innovative Youth Education Program also has an exciting web site at www.choiceteens.org.
- Outreach Program: Conducts outreach and offers education and literature in several Philadelphia neighborhoods. Weekly, the CHOICE Outreach Team distributes condoms and information.
- Community Education Presentations: See our website for the links to a list of workshops and trainings offered by CHOICE. All topics can be adapted to meet the needs of individual groups and participants of all ages.
- Middle School Workshops
- Teen Education Workshops
- Adult Education Workshops
- Professional Trainings||Philadelphia||CHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Philadelphia; Center City||CHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education|
|Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Hotlines||CHOICE Hotlines (Serving Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties):
The CHOICE Hotline helps thousands of callers each year make informed personal decisions about their sexual and reproductive health care needs. CHOICE Counselors provide education, counseling, and referrals to people who are often in crisis when they call and require immediate, accurate, and unbiased health care information. In addition to providing education and information, Hotline Counselors solicit consumer feedback and work with health care providers to improve client services. Most of CHOICE's services are delivered over confidential, bilingual (Spanish/English and other languages through a translation service) telephone hotlines which are staffed by trained, professional counselors.
Outside Philadelphia: 800-848-3367
The Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia Hotline:
A 10-year community-based violence prevention program designed to eliminate youth homicides in Philadelphia. The Blueprint Hotline serves as a clearinghouse to link parents and teens to educational and family support services, connect individuals to volunteer opportunities, and engage community organizations to work with one another to combat youth violence in the city.
The State AIDS Fact Line:
Provides confidential counseling, education, and referrals regarding HIV/AIDS including testing, transmission, medical care for people throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
The Maternal, Child, and Family Health Line:
Provides comprehensive information, counseling, education, referrals, and advocacy regarding pregnancy, prenatal care, and children's primary medical care including immunizations.
TTY: 215-985-3309||Philadelphia||CHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Philadelphia; Center City||CHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education|
|Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Housing HOPWA||This is a rental subsidy program that helps clients living with HIV/AIDS to maintain decent, stable, sanitary housing. The service provides information and assistance for individuals living with HIV/AIDS to secure housing/rental units.||Philadelphia||Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Philadelphia; West Kensington||Congreso de Latinos Unidos|
|Congreso de Latinos Unidos - Medical Case Management||Range of client centered (and key family members') services that link clients to services/resources focusing on treatment adherence counseling to ensure readiness for, and adherence to, complex HIV / AIDS treatments.
Key activities include: Initial assessment of service needs (HIV treatment adherence and education, medical insurance); Development of a comprehensive, individualized service plan (comprehensive assessment, health literacy, treatment adherence, housing, financial assistance); Coordination of services required to implement the plan (home, office, and medical visits); (4) quarterly monitoring to assess the efficacy of the plan (chart audits, progress notes, supervision). Access to daily meal on-site at Congreso. Access to linguistic/translations services .
||Philadelphia||Programa Esfuerzo||Congreso de Latinos Unidos|
|FACT - Bucks County||Provides financial assistance to people living with HIV or AIDS for emergencies. Also provides community education.||Bucks||FACT - Bucks County||FACT (Fighting AIDS Continually Together)|
|Family and Community Service of Delaware County - HIV/AIDS Case Management and Supportive Services||Case management, counseling, support groups, education and advocacy are provided to persons living with HIV and AIDS, their family members and loved ones.||Delaware||Family and Community Service of Delaware County - Delaware; Media||Family and Community Service of Delaware County|
|Family and Community Service of Delaware County - Ralph Moses House||Provides supportive, transitional housing for homeless men living with HIV/AIDS.||Delaware||Ralph Moses House||Family and Community Service of Delaware County|
|Family Service Association of Bucks County - Bucks Villa Group Residence||Group residence for people living with HIV/AIDS. The goals of Bucks Villa are to
- Provide permanent housing
- Facilitate independence in all areas of residents’ lives||Bucks||Family Service Association of Bucks County- Bucks; Langhorne||Family Service Association of Bucks County|
|Family Service Association of Bucks County - Medical Case Management||Provides individual case management and connects clients to medical resources, transportation services, and emergency financial assistance.||Bucks||Family Service Association of Bucks County- Bucks; Langhorne||Family Service Association of Bucks County|
|Gaudenzia - Adult Residential Services||Short, intermediate and long term substance abuse and mental health services are available for adults, women with children, homeless women and HIV symptomatic substance abusers.
||Montgomery||Gaudenzia - Norristown Headquarters||Gaudenzia, Inc|
|Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative - Anonymous HIV Test||Need an an anonymous HIV test?||Philadelphia||Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative - Philadelphia; Center City||Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative|
|Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative - Bilingual Safer Sex Education||Offers workshops for sexual minority communities. For a comprehensive listing and details of their programs go to the website at .||Philadelphia||Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative - Philadelphia; Center City||Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative|
|High Impact Prevention - North Central Region - Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance||Serves people living with HIV or those co-infected with HIV and the Hepatitis C Virus. Work in unison with the communities of northwest PA to improve and protect the health of those struggling against HIV/AIDS. High Impact Prevention provides prevention interventions for HIV negative individuals of HIV positive partners, HIV screening/testing, HIV education, and linkage to care for HIV positive individuals.||Clinton||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance - North Central Region||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance |
|HIV Medical Specialty Clinics - North Central Region - Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance||Serves people living with HIV or those co-infected with HIV and the Hepatitis C Virus. Work in unison with the communities of northwest PA to improve and protect the health of those struggling against HIV/AIDS. HIV Medical Specialty Clinics are provided to treat HIV infection.||Clinton||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance - North Central Region||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance |
|HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing - Bloomsburg - Caring Communities||Offer free and confidential HIV/HCV/STD tests. On-site testing is available to organizations serving those at highest risk for these infections. Please call to schedule an appointment.||Columbia||Bloomsburg - Caring Communities||Caring Communities|
|HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing - Hawley - Caring Communities||Offer free and confidential HIV/HCV/STD tests. On-site testing is available to organizations serving those at highest risk for these infections. Please call to schedule an appointment.||Wayne||Hawley - Caring Communities||Caring Communities|
|HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing - Hazleton - Caring Communities||Offer free and confidential HIV/HCV/STD tests. On-site testing is available to organizations serving those at highest risk for these infections. Please call to schedule an appointment.||Luzerne||Hazleton - Caring Communities||Caring Communities|
|HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing - Towanda - Caring Communities||Offer free and confidential HIV/HCV/STD tests. On-site testing is available to organizations serving those at highest risk for these infections. Please call to schedule an appointment.||Bradford||Towanda - Caring Communities||Caring Communities|
|HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Testing - Wilkes-Barre - Caring Communities||Offer free and confidential HIV/HCV/STD tests. On-site testing is available to organizations serving those at highest risk for these infections. Please call to schedule an appointment.||Luzerne||Wilkes-Barre - Caring Communities||Caring Communities|
|JEVS Human Services - Achievement through Counseling and Treatment - ACT I||Intensive Outpatient Methadone Maintenance Program, a structured daily treatment program for opiate-dependent individuals with at least a one-year history of opiate abuse. Services include:
-individual, group, and family counseling and education
-physical, medication, and psychiatric evaluations
-free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and education
-hepatitis testing and inoculation
-case management services
-peer support services||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services - Achievement through Counseling and Treatment I||JEVS Human Services|
|JEVS Human Services - Achievement through Counseling and Treatment - ACT II||Intensive Outpatient Methadone Maintenance Program, a structured daily treatment program for opiate-dependent individuals with at least a one-year history of opiate abuse. Services include:
-individual, group, and family counseling and education
-physical, medication, and psychiatric evaluations
-free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and education
-hepatitis testing and inoculation
-case management services
-peer support services.||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services - Achievement through Counseling and Treatment II||JEVS Human Services|
|Medical Case Management - North Central Region - Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance||Serves people living with HIV or those co-infected with HIV and the Hepatitis C Virus. Work in unison with the communities of northwest PA to improve and protect the health of those struggling against HIV/AIDS. Medical Case management for HIV positive individuals includes arranging support in areas such as medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse and housing.||Clinton||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance - North Central Region||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance |
|Patient Care Emergency Assistance - North Central Region - Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance||Serves people living with HIV or those co-infected with HIV and the Hepatitis C Virus. Work in unison with the communities of northwest PA to improve and protect the health of those struggling against HIV/AIDS. Patient Care Emergency Assistance provides funding for people who are HIV positive and who qualify for services.||Clinton||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance - North Central Region||Northwest Pennsylvania AIDS Alliance |
|Philadelphia FIGHT - Project TEACH||Project TEACH (Treatment Education Activists Combating HIV) is an innovative health education program which trains people living with HIV/AIDS to act as peer educators, activists and advocates in the under-served communities hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic -- low-income communities and communities of color. TEACH focuses not only on prevention but treatment education, outreach and advocacy.
Project TEACH began 1996 and has since graduated more than 1,600 people. Our core training program teaches people living with HIV the basics of secondary prevention and methods of communicating this information to others living with HIV. It is founded on the belief that people have a right to know about their own bodies and to determine their own health care.
Project TEACH classes are twice a week for nine weeks. Classes run in the spring, summer, and fall and are open to anyone who is living with HIV. Topics include staying healthy when you are HIV positive through assertive use of health care, pharmaceutical and complementary therapies, prevention and early treatment of infections, nutrition, clinical trials, stress reduction and peer support. Many of our graduates have gone on to become peer educators or community leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS care.
In addition to Project TEACH, we offer TEACH Outside, available to HIV positive people who have been incarcerated; Latino TEACH, available to HIV positive Spanish speakers (classes held at Prevention Point Philadelphia); and weekly TEACH alumni meetings for TEACH and TEACH Outside graduates, held every Wednesday at 3pm.
||Philadelphia||Philadelphia FIGHT - Philadelphia; Washington Square||Philadelphia FIGHT|
|Philadelphia FIGHT - The Diana Baldwin Clinic||Mission of the Diana Baldwin Clinic
The Diana Baldwin Clinic fosters recovery and resilience in people infected and affected by HIV. We are a culturally-competent counseling service for clients of the Lax Center including their families and significant others. We strive to be accessible by those who may not otherwise have access; we serve people with Medicaid or are without insurance.
Our services range from one-time crisis intervention and referral sessions to time limited psychotherapy or long term psychotherapy. Issues addressed range from depression to substance abuse to personal trauma to sexuality acceptance.||Philadelphia||Philadelphia FIGHT - Philadelphia; Washington Square||Philadelphia FIGHT|
|Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) Mental Health||The Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) is a program for low and moderate income individuals and families that helps pay for specific drug therapies used for the treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS or a diagnosis of schizophrenia (DSM code for mental health). The HIV/AIDS side of the SPBP is usually called: AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) in other states. Please see the SPBP HIV/AIDS Drugs Fact Sheet for specific details, for program info visit: (http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/MedicalAssistance/AIDSWaiverProgram/AIDSClozarilProgram/).
The Special Pharmacy Benefits Program for Mental Health (SPBP MH) provides payment for the above listed atypical antipsychotic medications, in any form as prescribed, for eligible participants with behavioral health needs.
Abilify Clozaril, Clozapine, Geodon, Invega, Risperdal, Risperidone, Seroquel and Zyprexa||Dauphin||Pennsylvania Department of Human Services||Pennsylvania Department of Human Services|
|To Our Children's Future with Health - Safe Haven||Provides HIV related services targeted to teens 13-18 in the areas of counseling, basic information, and referrals. Also provides a structured program using the "Be Proud! Be Responsible!" HIV prevention curriculum.||Philadelphia||To Our Children's Future with Health - Philadelphia; West Philadelphia||To Our Children's Future with Health|
|Training and Technical Assistance for Agencies Supporting Persons with AIDS||Provides funding for four agencies to provide case management and prevention services in twelve counties of North Central Pennsylvania. Provides training and technical assistance for those regional agencies who support persons with AIDS in their twelve county area.||Clinton||North Central District Coalition||North Central District Coalition|
|United Way of Wyoming Valley - HIV Coalition||Tasked with the planning for, and development and delivery of, a continuum of care and supportive services for individuals living with HIV or AIDS in this six-county region (Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming). This continuum of care is then provided through direct service providers.||Luzerne||United Way of Wyoming Valley||United Way of Wyoming Valley|
|Vision for Equality - Preventing HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN)||As people with disabilities become more integrated into our communities, it is crucial to recognize that what affects the larger community also has an impact on the lives of people with disabilities.
It is our belief that providing education and increasing awareness are the best way to preventing and protecting our loved ones against the spread of HIV and AIDS. This training program is specifically designed for people who learn differently. Using an honest and direct approach supplemented with videotaped materials, role play, discussions, and games our trainers work with individuals and with groups to learn about risk factors. The training curriculum is approved by the National Center for Disease Control (CDC) and is geared to individuals who are at high risk for contacting HIV/AIDS. Our HIV/AIDS Prevention Program reaches hundreds of people with disabilities in the city of Philadelphia, giving them extensive training and counseling on HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as referral information.
If you are interested in learning more about our program or volunteering, please call Sharon Harper-Young at (267) 765-0307.||Philadelphia||Vision for Equality, Inc - Philadelphia; Chinatown||Vision for Equality|