Resources for Women Living with HIV

Science and Our Bodies

National Resource List

Arizona

Body Positive (Phoenix)
Access to clinical trials, emotional support and wellness services, in addition to family support, respite and childcare.
602-307-5330
www.phoenixbodypositive.org/

Arkansas

Women’s Project
2224 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 372-5113
[email protected]
www.womens-project.org

The Women’s Project is a community-based, non-profit whose activities include organizing, coalition building, public education, research, and policy advocacy. HIV/AIDS programs include providing prevention education and peer counseling training to women prisoners in Arkansas.

California

Christie’s Place
2440 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(610) 702-4186
www.christiesplace.org

A peer led organization that has worked to improve the political climate for HIV+ women through participation in HIV/AIDS advocacy groups at the local, state, and national level. Provide peer-based leadership education and training for HIV+ women.

HIVLA.org
Searchable, bilingual database of HIV organizations in Los Angeles County.
www.hivla.org/

L.A. Family AIDS Network (Los Angeles)
323-461-6066

Prototypes Women’s Center, Pomona Office
Provides residential and outpatient treatment for substance users living with HIV/AIDS. Services include case management, transportation, housing, confidential HIV-antibody testing, pre- and post-test counseling, mental health services, outreach, training programs and medical referrals.
909-624-1233
www.prototypes.org/

A Woman’s Place (San Francisco)
Transitional housing facility for HIV-positive women.
415-487-2140

Women Alive (Los Angeles)

Support, education and advocacy services, social activities, peer counseling (both one-on-one and group), HIV treatment information, leadership-training programs and a drop-in center. Women Alive publishes both a quarterly newsletter in English and a biannual newsletter in Spanish.
hotline: 800-554-4876
main line: 323-965-1564
e-mail: [email protected]
www.women-alive.org

Women At Risk (Los Angeles)
Specialized support groups, one-on-one peer counseling prevention education, community outreach, speakers bureau, hospital visitation, transportation and childcare services.
310-204-1046
e-mail: [email protected]
www.womenatrisk.org/

WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases)
414 13th St, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 986-0340
[email protected]
www.womenhiv.org

Colorado

Empowerment Program: Women’s AIDS Project (Denver)
Employment, education and training services, emergency housing and transportation assistance, support groups, case management and drug/alcohol treatment. Free, anonymous HIV testing is also available on-site.
303-320-1989
e-mail: [email protected]
www.empowermentprogram.org/

Women’s Lighthouse Project
1290 Williams Street, Suite 303
Denver, CO 80218
(720) 329-4384
[email protected]

Founded by and for women living with HIV/AIDS to address the need for support, education, and advocacy for women living with HIV/AIDS in Colorado.

Connecticut

AIDS Project Hartford
Support services for persons living with HIV, especially Latinos and Latinas, women’s support group.
860-951-4833
e-mail: [email protected]
www.aidsprojecthartford.org/

APT Foundation (New Haven)
Specializes in treatment of substance abuse in women and HIV-positive people but also offers primary care treatment and counseling.
203-781-4600
www.aptfoundation.org/

Family Services Woodfield, Inc. (Bridgeport)
Offers support groups and case management, counseling, home-delivered meals, food, housing and financial assistance, treatment information and support, client advocacy, AIDS ministries, and a biweekly empowerment/self-advocacy group.
203-368-4291
www.fswinc.org/Our_Services/hiv.htm

Perception Programs: Omega House (Willimantic)
Offers support and treatment — outpatient, outreach, residential — and education/prevention and case management services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
860-450-7248
perceptionprograms.org/

District of Columbia

Black Women’s Health Imperative
African American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution.
202-548-4000
e-mail: [email protected]

Miriam’s House
Residential community of HIV-positive women, including women with children.
202-667-1758
e-mail: [email protected]
www.miriamshouse.org/

The Women’s Collective

Organization led by women living with HIV and their allies and advocates that provides HIV care management with HIV-positive women and their families, prevention and testing. 202-483-7003
e-mail: [email protected]
www.womenscollective.org/

Florida

AIDS Resource Directory
South Beach AIDS Project’s directory of HIV/AIDS organizations, organized by category.
www.sobeaids.org/Publications/directory/

Georgia

Aniz, Inc
223 Mitchell St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-2410
[email protected]

One of the first community-based organizations to design women’s leadership programs within the metropolitan Atlanta community. Aniz Inc provides innovative education and support programs for HIV+ and at-risk women of Atlanta.

Hetero Pos Atlanta
Support group for heterosexual men and women.
678-445-5321
e-mail: [email protected]
heteroposatl.homestead.com/

Sister Love Women’s AIDS Project (Atlanta)
Specializes in helping at-risk women of color; offers weekly support groups for HIV-positive women and their children, individual counseling, case management, housing assistance, prevention education and community outreach.
404-753-7733
e-mail: [email protected]
www.sisterlove.org/

Illinois

Chicago Women’s AIDS Project
Offers a wide range of services for HIV-positive women and their children: support groups, case management, individual and family counseling, childcare assistance and STD-prevention education.
general information: 773-271-2242
e-mail: [email protected]

For an extensive listing of Chicago organizations that may be of help to individuals infected with or affected by HIV, read the Chicago Area HIV Services Directory, provided by the Test Positive Aware Network.

Indiana

AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist

Social services including transitional housing for women and/or their children.
800-388-AIDS or 574-234-2870
e-mail: [email protected]
www.aidsministries.org/

Aliveness Project
HIV/AIDS organization with five regional offices throughout Indiana. Offers Women Living Positively Empowerment Support Group.
www.alivenessproject.org/

Iowa

AIDS Project of Central Iowa
Offers case management and advocacy, in addition to direct financial assistance.
515-284-0245
www.aidsprojectci.org/

Kansas

HIV University Kansas City/Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care
Classes and support groups provide treatment information and empowerment activities to HIV+ women. Prepares positive women to advocate for policies and to become involved in local HIVL/AIDS planning councils to challenge public policy at local and state levels. Southwest Boulevard Family Health Center is the fiscal agent and a primary care clinic featuring HIV/AIDS Treatment and a program for older women living with HIV.
913-722-3100
www.accesskansas.org

Kentucky

House of Ruth
Organization that advocates for women, children, and families affected by HIV and AIDS, providing emergency assistance with basic needs, temporary or permanent housing, emergency medicines for children, financial assistance for respite child care, counseling, and support groups.
502-587-5080
e-mail: [email protected]
www.houseofruth.net/

Louisiana

Helping Everyone Receive Ongoing Effective Support (HEROES)
P.O. Box 1259/5154 Hwy 4 East
Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-2106
[email protected]

HEROES formed initially as a support group for HIV+ women in rural northeast Louisiana. Offers Mind, Body, and Soul University (MSBU), a health education and empowerment training program for HIV+ women.

Maine

Peabody Center (Portland)
Case management services and housing assistance, as well as assistance with legal, mental health, and substance use counseling.
207-774-6877
www.peabodycenter.org/

Maryland

Sisters Together and Reaching
Christian-based, women-focused organization offering case management, support and outreach.
410-383-1903
www.sisterstogetherandreaching.org/

Massachusetts

AIDS Housing Corporation: Nazareth Residence
Supportive housing for HIV-positive mothers and their children.
617-927-0088
www.ahc.org

AIDS Project Worcester
HIV-positive women’s group; case management available.
508-755-3773
www.aidsprojectworcester.org/

Boston Living Center
Community and resource center for people living with HIV that provides education opportunities, treatment information and support services. Childcare is provided.
617-236-1012
www.bostonlivingcenter.org/

Greater New Bedford Women’s Center
Support groups for HIV-positive women, counseling, advocacy, medical referrals and
24-hour hotline: 508-999-6636 (99-WOMEN)
main line: 508-996-3343
e-mail: [email protected]
www.gnbwc.org/

Massachusetts General Hospital Social Service Department (Boston)
Support groups for women, as well as counseling and case management.
617-726-2640
www.mghsocialwork.org/support-groups.html

Michigan

HIV/AIDS Resource Center
Support group for women of color who are living with HIV, case management, advocacy, mental health, transportation and housing assistance. Four regional locations.
866-HIV-TEST or 734-572-9355
email: [email protected]
harc.ldmi.net/direct.html

Simon House (Detroit)
Emergency and supportive transitional housing for HIV-positive single women and women with children.
313-531-3400
e-mail: [email protected]
www.simonhouse.org/

Montana

AIDS Project of the Ozarks
Case management, medical care, resource library, medication adherence, and support group for HIV-positive women.
417-881-1900
www.aidsprojectoftheozarks.org/

New Hampshire

Twin States Network
P.O. 822
Bellows Fall, VT 05101
(888) 338-8796 or 802-254-6716
e-mail: [email protected]
www.twinstatesnetwork.net/

Peer support network for women and families living with HIV and other chronic conditions in Vermont and New Hampshire. Retreats, support groups, newsletter and resource library. A key program is Connect, a peer counseling program that offers support, information, networking, and encouragement for women living with HIV/AIDS.

Womankind Counseling Center (Concord)
Support groups and counseling for women living with HIV.
603-225-2985

New Jersey

Friends for Life (Fort Lee)
Support groups for women and people living with HIV.
201-461-7241

Lifeties (Trenton)
Housing assistance and counseling for HIV-positive women and their children.
609-771-1600
e-mail: [email protected]
www.lifetiesinc.org/

NJWAN — NJ Women and AIDS Network (New Brunswick)
7 Spring Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 846-4462
www.njwan.org
Sister Connect warmline: 800-747-1108
e-mail: [email protected]

Offers a wide range of services for minority women, women at risk or caregivers to those with AIDS, including peer counseling, treatment education, and referrals to medical services, HIV testing and counseling sites.

Women’s Care Center, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center (Camden)
Prenatal, obstetrical and gynecological medical services for women with HIV — ranging from birth control to family planning, prevention education, counseling, testing and case management.
856-342-2959

New Mexico

New Mexico AIDS Services: Women in Transition (Albuquerque)
Weekly support group.
www.nmas.net/

New York

African Services Committee
429 W. 127th St
New York, NY 10027
(212) 222-3882
[email protected]

A full-scale peer provider of HIV/AIDS services to the African immigrant community in NY City, providing outreach, care and support services. Provide education, community mobilization, and advocacy including training HIV prevention educators.

Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS
388 Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12206
[email protected]

A community based African American organization whose mission is to eliminate the incidence of HIV infection, morbidity, and mortality in the Upstate Northeast New York African American communities of the Capital Region. Provide leadership development to HIV+ women preparing them to serve as leaders and peer ambassadors in local community planning processes.

Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. (NYC)
HIV case management, primary care, perinatal and pediatric services, counseling and immigration assistance.
718-826-2942
www.cwha.org

Diaspora Community Services (NYC)
Support groups, immigration services, client advocacy/hospital problems, crisis/emergency intervention, housing, children, adolescents and families, mental health, benefits counseling, case management.
718-399-0200

Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc. (NYC)
Women’s Housing Program, support groups, health care, treatment information, dental and mental health services, and employment counseling and training.
212-531-1300
e-mail: [email protected]
www.harlemunited.org/

Hispanic AIDS Forum: Women’s Services (NYC)
Support groups, treatment information, medication services, women’s services, housing, children and adolescents, mental health, case management, HIV testing and counseling, grief and bereavement, client advocacy/hospital problems. Services are available in Spanish.
212-563-4500
www.hafnyc.org/eng/women.cfm?MenuSection=mujer

HIV Law Project
161 William Street, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10038
www.hivlawproject.org

The HIV Law Project targets under-served populations: women, communities of coor, injection drug users, low-income lesbians and gay men, and undocumented and recent immigrants to represent clients in day-to-day legal cases and initiates large-scale legal actions. Also provides HIV+ women with training, information, and access to become knowledgeable participants in the AIDS public policy process through the Katrina Haslip Law Technical Assistance Program (LAW TAP).

Iris House (NYC)
Support groups, individual counseling, case management, treatment and prevention education, advocacy, childcare services and emergency intervention for HIV-positive women and their families. Services offered in English, French and Spanish.
646-548-0100

Lesbian AIDS Project (NYC)
GMHC
Support groups and information.
212-367-1355
e-mail: [email protected]
www.gmhc.org/programs/wfs.html

Life Force: Women Fighting AIDS, Inc. (Brooklyn)
Support groups, treatment and prevention education, referral services, harm reduction, advocacy and counseling for those who are HIV-infected or affected.
718-797-0937
e-mail: [email protected]
www.lifeforceinc.org/

Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment (SMART University)
306-308 West 38th Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10018
[email protected]
SMART is a non-profit which provides treatment education that enables women to take control of their health care decisions, and to become advocates for themselves and other people living with HIV/AIDS. SMART provides classes on health awareness, women’s health issues, common illnesses, new drugs and treatment alternatives.

Women’s Institute (NYC)
GMHC
Positive Prevention for Women, Lesbian AIDS Project, Peer Leadership Initiative.
212-367-1365
e-mail: [email protected]

Women’s HIV Collaborative of New York (NYC)
Network of HIV positive women, community advocates, and providers. Conducts research and documents disparities in regards to women and HIV/AIDS, distributes findings, and advocates for change on the local, state, and national levels.
212-367-1012
e-mail: [email protected]
www.womenscollaborative.com/

Women in Need (NYC)
Offers housing assistance and support for women at several residences throughout New York City.
Manhattan: 212-582-8680
Brooklyn: 718-771-3088
Bronx: 718-733-8880
www.women-in-need.org/

Nevada

Courage Unlimited, Inc.
P.O. Box 363780
N. Las Vegas, NV 89036
(702) 453-3855
[email protected]

Courage Unlimited is a volunteer-driven project that addresses health education, advocacy and support for residents of Southern Nevada. HIV Impact & Prevention Project (HIPP) trains HIV+ women as peer educators and community activists.

North Carolina

Glory to Glory House of Refuge (Raleigh)
Housing for single, homeless women living with HIV.
919-829-9491
e-mail: [email protected]
www.gloryhousenc.org/

Metrolina AIDS Project Agape Family Center (Charlotte)
Women’s activity group, women’s support group, young women’s support group, case management, counseling, primary care and benefits advocacy.
704-333-1435
www.metrolinaaidsproject.org/

Pennsylvania

Germantown Settlement Health Initiative (Philadelphia)
Provides hot lunches daily to HIV-positive women, men and their children, anonymous on-site HIV testing every Monday, a weekly general support group and an empowerment group.
215-848-6842
www.germantown.org/

The Health Federation of Philadelphia: Women’s Anonymous Testing Site
Confidential HIV-antibody and syphilis testing, pre- and post-test counseling, safer sex counseling and educational materials for people living with HIV/AIDS.
215-567-8001
e-mail: [email protected]
www.healthfederation.org/

SEAMAAC — Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition, Inc. (Philadelphia)
HIV/AIDS education and outreach for women and children from Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and China.
215-476-9640
www.seamaac.org/

Women’s Law Project (Philadelphia)
Provides free legal referrals and counseling on matters of domestic relations, public policy and high-impact litigation.
215-928-9801
www.womenslawproject.org/

Rhode Island

AIDS Care Ocean State
Supportive housing for families and children and case management.
401-521-3603
e-mail: [email protected]
www.aidscareos.org/

AIDS Project Rhode Island
Case management, wellness programs, advocacy, speaker’s bureau.
HIV/AIDS/STD Hotline: 800-726-3010
main line: 401-831-5522
e-mail: [email protected]
www.aidsprojectri.org/

South Carolina

Women’s Resource Center
P.O. Box 5122
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 771-0785
[email protected]

The mission of the Women’s Resource Center is to address the growing number of women living with HIV/AIDS in the Columbia, SC area. Offers training programs to HIV+ women on personal, professional development as well as leadership.

Tennessee

Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (Nashville)
Focuses on women infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, STDs, cancers, domestic violence and substance abuse. Offers case management, clothing, outreach, speakers’ bureau, HIV mentoring and support groups.
615-256-3882
e-mail: [email protected]
www.educatingwomen.org/

Texas 

A Sister’s Gift Women’s Center
1515 N. Town East Blvd, # 138-380
Mesquite, TX
(214) 421-4ASG (4274)
www.asistersgift.org

Our MISSION:
Proactively identify HIV positive females. Provide them with supplemental resources to enhance and prolong their quality of life and create community awareness to prevent the spread of the disease.

Mujeres Unidas Contra EL SIDA (Women United Against AIDS)
307 E. Evergreen
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 738-3393
mujeresunidascontraelsida.org/
[email protected]

Organizational mission is to encourage support, provide health and well-being, and provide a safe place for Latinas and families whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS in the San Antonio, TX area. Provides bilingual/bicultural HIV/AIDS support groups and outreach education for Latina women who are HIV-infected and/or affected.

Women Rising Project
P.O. Box 4874
Austin, TX 78765
(512) 406-6150
www.asaustin.org
[email protected]

Engages HIV+ women to respond to health and psychosocial issues through community building, empowerment and advocacy.

Vermont

Twin States Network
P.O. 822
Bellows Fall, VT 05101
(888) 338-8796 or 802-254-6716
e-mail: [email protected]
www.twinstatesnetwork.net/

Peer support network for women and families living with HIV and other chronic conditions in Vermont and New Hampshire. Retreats, support groups, newsletter and resource library. A key program is Connect, a peer counseling program that offers support, information, networking, and encouragement for women living with HIV/AIDS.

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource and Education, Inc. (VICARE)
P.O. Box 223235
Christiansted, VI 00822-3235
(340) 692-9111
www.vicare.org
[email protected]

VICARE is the first support group for people living with HIV/AIDS in this territory. Women Together for Change is a program that provides leadership and skills building training to women who are living with HIV/AIDS in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Washington

BABES Network (Seattle)
1120 E. Terrrace, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98122

A peer-led community network offering regular support groups for HIV-positive women. Other services offered: peer counseling, advocacy and advocacy training, treatment education, a monthly English/Spanish newsletter, frequent events and retreats.
888-292-1912 or 206-720-5566
e-mail: [email protected]
www.babesnetwork.org

Citrine Health
Provides referrals to health care, social service and prevention programs, as well as a regular support group, a newsletter and assistance with Medicaid applications.
888-651-8931 or 425-259-9899
e-mail: [email protected]
www.citrinehealth.org

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