HIV and AIDS Support Services – Ryan White Services Program
This program provides services, in coordination with the individual’s treatment plan, by meeting with individuals to assist them in achieving their personalized treatment goals. Care Partners are advocates for individuals, providing supportive services and referrals based on individual needs, as identified in the care coordinator and individual generated care plan. Care Partners also serve as liaisons between individuals and other agencies in obtaining services needed to accomplish their goals. They are available to provide non-medical case management, psychosocial and substance abuse services (outpatient only), and transportation, as needed, to assure that all related appointments are kept. All services provided are documented and maintained in individual files. Staff is required to protect an individual’s confidentiality according to Federal and State Laws.
While an individual must be HIV positive to utilize the services, they must also be enrolled in the Ryan White Program. Enrollment, or recertification, should be completed with a care coordinator/provider at one of the following enrollment/care sites: Concord Neighborhood Center, Damien Center, LifeCare, Step-Up, or Wishard Infectious Disease Clinic. The Bethlehem House must receive a referral from a care site prior to the provision services.
Services provided are free to individuals residing in Brown, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Shelby, and Putnam Counties in Indiana. We do not provide financial assistance in any way but will provide referrals to agencies that offer these services. We ensure that all who access our services receive the help they need to help meet their goals by increasing choices and decreasing risk.
All HIV support services are funded by the Ryan White Sevices Program. The Bethlehem House adheres to all guidelines and policies set forth by the governing agency the Marion County Public Health Department, Ryan White Services Program.
Substance Abuse Support Services
The program offers individual case management to assist with an individual’s care, one-on-one counseling, assistance with enrolling in medical and mental health services, various support groups every week, and five (5) nutritious meals provided by Second Helpings for group attendees.
The weekly support groups address relapse prevention, life skills for living, addiction, and HIV and AIDS. Some case management resources include referrals to vision testing and glasses, dental care, substance abuse treatment and support, counseling and testing, and referrals to various food and clothing pantries.
The Benefits of Our Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to give individuals a road map to follow, which will guide them through the programs the Bethlehem House has to offer. The road map includes a maximum of two months stay in structured transitional housing, support groups, counseling, case management, and job procurement. The support groups helps individuals understand the issue which led them to addiction and identifies the route to channel their efforts into specific changes that will lead to long term goal of enabling them to resolve their problems. The program’s goal is to graduate individuals with self-respect, dignity, and the self-esteem to be healthy individuals who provide leadership for their families and their communities