Prevention, Care and Housing
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 out of every 7 individuals don’t even know it.
Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania funds eight agencies that provide supportive services, HIV interventions, prevention education, and housing for people living with HIV and their families. We work closely with the agencies we fund as well as key HIV stakeholders in our region to provide wrap around services for those infected and affected by HIV.
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) is a program that provides permanent housing placement, tenant-based rental assistance, and/or short-term mortgage or utility assistance for infected and affected individuals. We’ve supported 450 clients through the HOPWA program with the understanding that housing is healthcare.
We develop strategic regional plans and identify any existing gaps or barriers to providing and receiving HIV/AIDS services. By partnering with local consumers and providers and hosting quarterly HIV Regional Stakeholder meetings, we are able to better manage and enhance our service delivery to people living with HIV in Pennsylvania.