How can AIDSNET help me? Sudden medical and financial challenges can be daunting. We are here to educate the public and provide resources to help persons living with HIV manage the disease and their lives.
What services does AIDSNET fund? AIDSNET receives Ryan White Part B, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) and State funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide HIV/AIDS care, housing and prevention services in the six counties of Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill. A portion of this funding is set aside to provide HIV-positive individuals with assistance with certain needs such as prescriptions, co-pays, deductibles, rent and utilities. Eligibility for assistance is based on several factors including HIV diagnosis, residency, income and documentation of need.
How do I get help from AIDSNET? AIDSNET-funded care and housing services must be accessed through an AIDSNET-funded case management agency. AIDSNET subcontracts with case management agencies in its six-county region. Contact one of the case management agencies listed below for information on services available and eligibility requirements.
What other resources are available? Help is available through many other local and state agencies. Choose from the resources below for printable quick reference lists that you can print out, including HIV primary care physicians and HIV friendly dentists.
Although these lists are helpful, it is advised that you seek additional information by visiting the website for the county you are in (or plan to reside in) as they provide updates on food banks in their areas. Our list of AIDSNET Case Management Agencies by County contains links to the agencies' websites, where you will find information for each location.
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The HI-V Group
The HI-V (HIV Information for Victory) group was created to give individuals living with HIV/AIDS from the six-county AIDSNET region, a voice in the planning and funding of HIV/AIDS care and prevention services. This group, through bi-monthly meetings and other activities, provides input to the AIDSNET Board of Directors about how to best fulfill the AIDSNET mission. The group is currently working on its July 2015 Annual Consumer Summit.
If you are a person living with HIV/AIDS and are interested in participating in HI-V or interested in attending the Summit, please call Victoria McKinzey-Gonzalez at 610-882-1119 or e-mail her for more information. Please remember that you must reside in one of the six counties we serve to participate.
AIDSNET Case Management Agencies by County
Click on links for more information about service providers in those counties.
BERKS AIDS NETWORK
429 Walnut Street
P O Box 8626
Reading PA 19603
Carbon, Monroe and Northampton
HOPE AT ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL
502 E. 4th Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
THE LEHIGH CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES - PATHWAYS HOUSING SERVICES
1031 W. Linden Street
Allentown PA 18102
AIDSNET funds this agency for Housing Case Management and HOPWA Tenant-Based Housing Assistance only. Contact Comprehensive Health Services, formerly AIDS Activities Office of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, for a referral to Pathways Housing Services to apply for HOPWA Tenant-Based Housing Assistance.
SCHUYLKILL WELLNESS SERVICES
512 N Centre Street, Suite 1B
Pottsville PA 17901