If you have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Positive Wellness Alliance can help ensure a good quality of life for you through our confidential, personally attentive, and compassionate services and programs.
To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us.
Medical Case Management
Confidential HIV Medical Case Management services are available to persons living with HIV/AIDS who are working toward leading an empowered life. HIV Medical Case Management services help link HIV positive clients to a continuum of health and social services. These services ensure that clients with complex needs receive timely, coordinated services, assisting clients to function independently and productively as long as possible. HIV medical Case Management is client centered, focused on empowering the client, goal oriented, flexible, culturally sensitive, efficient, cost-effective, easily accessible and calls for collaboration amongst the community of HIV providers in our service region. The development of a Care Plan will allow you to set and achieve tangible goals. Our trained staff provides coordination of medical, dental, legal, mental health, spiritual, social, financial, and home health care services. Other Medical Case Management services include crisis intervention, advocacy, assistance with governmental programs, and referrals.
In some cases, we can provide emergency financial relief to help with rent, utilities, medication, nutrition, transportation to medical appointments, and other essential needs. Your eligibility for these services will be determined according to our agency guidelines. Please keep in mind that you must maintain regular contact with your medical provider in order for us to assist you.
Life Skills Management Classes
Workshops are now being offered to give clients information on a variety of topics. Classes include, creating a budget, healthy eating and shopping, finding housing and renter responsibilities. Clients will are provided opportunities to practice skills discussed during meetings. Each meeting is designed as a stand-alone class so clients need not participate in every class and can choose to attend those that address their specific needs. All meetings last approximately one hour.
Women’s Support Group
Charlene McKay, our Medical Case Manager in Forsyth County, offers a unique opportunity for women to gather several times a year to discuss a wide variety of topics. This group allows women to find much needed support as they learn more about their diagnosis, gain support to combat stigma and discrimination, grow as a person, and have a lot of fun.
Stable housing is critical for our clients. HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS) allows PWA to get and keep clients in housing. This is accomplished through a voucher program in the counties we serve. The number of vouchers available is limited, so those clients who demonstrate the most need will be referred to this program. Other funding through HOPWA allows us to provide limited assistance with rent, utilities and mortgage payments. Funding guidelines include ensuring that clients attend regular medical appointments and remain treatment adherent.
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