HIV Care and Prevention
NEW Education Assistance
AIDS Care Service is committed to investing in our clients’ educational goals. The Education Assistance program will provide assistance to qualifying HIV+ clients by paying for college application fees. The official launch for the Education Assistance program will be in April 2017.
Emergency Housing Assistance
Emergency Housing Assistance addresses short-term housing crisis for HIV+ clients and their families. A ‘housing crisis’ is classified as receiving a shut-off notice, emergency rent assistance, and other housing concerns deemed emergent by ACS staff. An application process is required to receive Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA).
AIDS Care Service transitional housing programs provide temporary housing and supportive services to HIV-positive persons and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. AIDs Care Service can provide temporary housing assistance for up to five families in our Horseshoe Apartments. These programs are efforts to eradicate homelessness amongst the HIV population and as a catalyst to help families attain self-sufficiency. Qualifications for Transitional Housing require intense case management.
Shelter Plus Care (S+C)
Shelter Plus Care targets homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care Service partners with various organizations across Forsyth County, NC to administer Shelter Plus Care housing vouchers to eligible HIV-positive persons in the area.
In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and other local entities, the AIDS Care Service food pantry supplies free groceries to hundreds of low income HIV+ individuals and their families. The food pantry also provides ongoing nutritional information and recipes to encourage healthy living.
Positive Action Club (PAC) are safe and confidential meetings to share information, experience, knowledge, and to build mutually emotional and social networks. Groups are led by professional facilitators who are knowledgeable of the many complicated factors involved with living with HIV. New support groups schedule will begin in April 2017.