Housing Works is a vibrant, healing community of people living with and affected by hiv/aids. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and aids through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts. Our primary aim is to provide assistance and expertise to homeless persons living with aids or hiv-related illnesses and to provide expertise in the development of housing for homeless persons living with aids or hiv-related illnesses.
$13.3m annual program spend • Housing Works' primary exempt mission is to support individuals with aids or hiv-related illnesses. Housing Works provides these services through its network of Housing Works entities. Housing Works offers our clients more than just check-ups: we have the option of either stand-alone medical services or a holistic health care program that also includes meals, counseling, wellness, and other supportive services for people living with hiv/aids. Housing Works health care integrates primary care, social services, case management, mental health and complementary therapies into a coherent treatment plan designed to address multiple challenges, such as mental illness, chemical dependency, homelessness, incarceration, and domestic violence. Housing Works accepts medicaid, and is open to people with hiv/aids. Certain programs, including our transgender services and dental clinic are open to all new yorkers, regardless of hiv status. Our services, located at five locations in manhattan and brooklyn, include: primary care mental health services a full-service dental clinic transgender services adult day health care our aids services address the complex issues facing our clients. Services highlights: 202 units of housing for homeless new yorkers living with hiv/aids. Four "2 one-stop shop" adult day health centers and 98 case managers and care coordinators who provide help to 3,200 clients annually. Comprehensive services, including primary care, dental care, mental health services, case management, transgender health services, job training, wellness programs and more.
$7.6m annual program spend • Housing Works is the largest grassroots aids organization in the U.S., as well as the largest minority-controlled aids organization. Housing Works advocacy - we believe that people living with hiv/aids must lead the fight to eradicate the disease, a fight that includes access to healthcare and supportive services and an end to aids stigma. Advocacy highlights: advocacy offices in New York city, Albany and Washington, D. C., and close collaborations with aids groups in Mississippi, haiti and puerto rico. Since 1995, weekly visits by our hiv-positive clients to New York state legislative offices in Albany. Groundbreaking impact litigation, including a 2004 case forcing New York city to provide medically appropriate housing to homeless people living with hiv/aids. The Housing Works asylum project is providing housing, health care, legal support, financial support, volunteer work, job training, and employment to lgbt activists from nigeria, uganda, jamaica, and other nations who seek sanctuary in the U.S. to escape imprisonment and violence for who they are and who they love. The project began with the two initial individuals from nigeria, but has since blossomed into a program providing support for nearly two dozen asylee applicants.
Capital Projects, Planning & Development
$682k annual program spend • To provide expertise in the development of housing for homeless individuals living with aids or hiv-related illnesses.