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 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.
PWA currently offers monthly support group sessions in Forsyth County and plans to begin support group in Davidson County by the end of 2019. Forsyth County offers a male focused support group and a mixed gender support group. The support groups offer unique opportunities for individuals to gather to discuss a wide variety of topics. It also is an avenue for many positive individuals to develop community, learn more about their diagnosis, gain support to combat stigma and discrimination, grow as a person, obtain new knowledge and skills as well as have fun.
Stable housing is critical for our clients. PWA offers two comprehensive housing programs. The housing program through 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. Funding through this program is available in our eight county service area.
The second housing program focuses solely on positive individuals who are also experiencing homelessness in Forsyth County. This housing program is made possible in collaboration with the City of Winston Salem and United Way of Forsyth County.
Food insecurities play a major role in the lives and families of those we serve. PWA Forsyth County location is opened weekly to the community-at-large. Our Food Pantry opened on July 7, 2017. It is located at 708 Brookstown Avenue, Winston Salem, NC 27101. The Food Pantry is open 10am to 12pm every Wednesday of the month.
If you wish to volunteer in our Food Pantry, please send an email stating interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Davidson County, PWA currently partners with Pastor’s Pantry to provide food assistance to internal partners who are 65 years and older.
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