Our goal is simple. We want to help you maintain and achieve good health and to create a good quality of life for yourself.
Key staff will assist you in applying for benefits, facilitate your access to emergency funds, identify medical and social service needs, make sure you have appropriate referrals to meet your needs, and will be there to help you every step of the way.
A core service with all our programs is called Navigator Support. This is a person from the community who is also living with HIV, and who can help along the way with everything from just listening to coming to healthcare appointments with you.
The Wellness Community at Hyacinth (TWCH)
The Wellness Community at Hyacinth helps people manage the emotional impact of an HIV diagnosis. TWCH helps clients find control, hope, and community again through group discussions. In addition, participants explore complementary and alternative practices for maintaining their sense of wellness day to day. TWCH groups and programs are available in all our service areas.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health issues that affect individuals with HIV infection due to the trauma of diagnosis and stigma often experienced by people living with HIV. Serious depression and/or anxiety have a dramatic effect on an individual’s quality of life, health, and even substance use. If this sounds like you, we can help. Confidential counseling is available in all our service areas.
Pastoral Care Services
Our ordained minister will provide you with non-denominational pastoral counseling and spirituality support, as well as crisis intervention and referrals for individuals and families in need of spiritual support. If you would like to contact the Reverend Gerald Bailey, please call him at (732) 246-0204 or toll free at (800) 433-0254.
Legal Advocacy Services
People living with HIV have unique legal, insurance, and financial needs. Our Legal Advocacy Services help you with legal documents, health insurance, financial and medical entitlements, and legal rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. Legal Advocacy Services are available in all our service areas.
Discharge Planning Services for Offenders Living With HIV
Reentering the community from prison, or just getting back on your feet after jail, can be a challenge. Our staff provides assistance in connecting you to healthcare and other needs such as housing, recovery, and other support services and groups. If you are still in prison, you can call us toll free at (999) 999-9999 to talk to someone about how we can help. If you are in jail, call us toll free at (800) 433-0254.
Prevention Services for People Living With HIV
HIV prevention workshops and individual counseling are part of our overall services for people living with HIV. Workshops focus on when and how to disclose your diagnosis to your sexual partners, how to protect your partner from HIV, and how to protect yourself from other sexually transmitted diseases. Prevention Services are available in all our service areas.