HOUSING ⦁ HIV/HEP C TESTING & PREVENTION ⦁ RE-ENTRY ⦁ PROGRAM FOR WOMEN ⦁ WOMEN’S TRAUMA SERVICES ⦁ CASE MANAGEMENT ⦁ SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING ⦁ SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT GROUPS ⦁ WEEKLY DINNER PROGRAM ⦁ BI-WEEKLY FOOD PANTRY ⦁ HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS ⦁ GENDER SPECIFIC SUPPORT GROUPS ⦁ RECREATION ⦁ ART THERAPY ⦁ AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ⦁ CLOTHING BANK ⦁ VOCATIONAL SERVICES ⦁ STIPEND PROGRAM ⦁ CONSUMER ADVISORY BOARD
Since 1989 the Housing program has provided a range of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless to include PLWHA and the mentally ill. Residents are either housed in scatter site units throughout Upper Manhattan and the Bronx or in FACES’ Residences located in Central Harlem.
FACES’ HIV Prevention & Care Services have been in existence since 1989 and today, these services continue to identify the unmet health and psycho-social needs of those most at risk for HIV/AIDS especially hard-to-reach populations; connect them to treatment and care through focused recruitment in traditional and non-traditional settings, appropriate engagement and consistent follow-up care. Services are provided to adult men and women, families, the formerly incarcerated, gay, bisexual, transgendered and men who have sex with men (both adult and youth) and immigrants.
“KNOW YOUR STATUS, GET TESTED…!” FACES’ HIV counseling, testing and referral service offers free and confidential HIV testing to the community at large, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All individuals tested are provided risk reduction counseling to understand the consequences that come from unsafe behaviors and are given health education and prevention strategies (PrEP/PEP) to reduce the risk of infection and/or transmission. Participants with positive results are treated with care and compassion and as necessary are accompanied to their first appointment for a confirmatory test with referrals to FACES’ case managers for service plan development. Staff also conducts follow-up phone calls within 48 hours of a client’s appointment to encourage compliance and adherence.
FACES’ Re-entry Service offers a culturally-relevant, coordinated, psycho-social care system that seeks to strengthen and leverage the resources of our community and faith-based partners; to promote optimum health outcomes, increased access to services, strengthening of family support and a seamless entry into the community for the formerly incarcerated to reduce recidivism by improving their quality of life. Services include linkage to health care and social services, HIV counseling and testing, referral to NYS Parole approved anger management group therapy, housing assistance, vocational serices, supportive substance use counseling, entitlement and benefit assistance.
FACES’ Women’s Health Service is a health and trauma informed care service for women and their families. It constitutes a coordinated HIV care system for African American/Latina women that provides HIV prevention, counseling and testing; supportive services and treatment referrals to women who have histories of domestic violence, incarceration, commercial sex work, substance abuse, and other trauma related issues.