BronxWorks provides a comprehensive range of services to people living with chronic illnesses, including case management, medical follow-up, assistance with housing, benefits, and entitlements, educational and support groups, individual counseling, programming for families, and harm reduction. Our caring and knowledgeable staff utilize both in-house and community resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, other STIs, addiction, and other chronic illnesses improve the quality of their and their families’ lives.
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The Care Coordination Program care manager ensures that all of an individual's caregivers communicate with one another in order to comprehensively address the individual’s needs.
The BronxWorks Positive Living Case Management Health Education Program provides help with every part of life, including benefits, health care, family matters, and other concerns for HIV+ people both documented and undocumented.
The BronxWorks Positive Living Harm Reduction program teaches ways to reduce the harm of risky behaviors related to alcohol and substance use and helps participants living with HIV/AIDS learn to live a healthier lifestyle.
The BronxWorks Positive Living HIV Prevention Program offers workshops in the community for adults and youth on HIV education and prevention.
BronxWorks provides free overdose prevention training and distributes Narcan Overdose Reversal Kits throughout our communities.
Chronic Illness and Health Care Management FAQs
Yes. For example, clients may participate in the Case Management Health Education Program and the Harm Reduction Program.
Yes. BronxWorks conducts outreach at a variety of community settings, including community-based organizations, health facilities, single-room occupancy residences, substance abuse programs, and soup kitchens. To set up a presentation about BronxWorks services for PLWH/A, contact Program Director Anthony Horne (see info above).
Yes. BronxWorks offers HIV/AIDS education and prevention presentations at a variety of community settings, including community-based organizations, health facilities, and schools. To set up an HIV/AIDS education and prevention presentation, contact Program Director Anthony Horne (info above).
No. The Harm Reduction Program is open to PLWH/A who are using alcohol or drugs and wish to reduce the harm related to their use. The program is also open to PLWH/A who have used alcohol or drugs in the past and are seeking assistance with preventing relapse. The program offers group and individual counseling that help maintain health, reduce stress, and enhance skills in dealing with daily life.
No. Although the program is open Monday through Friday, participants do not need to attend daily. They are expected to participate at least once a week. The program does not do urinalysis.
BronxWorks allows everyone the opportunity to have a fair shot, meaning that you’re here and we provide the support to guide and the foundation to connect to your community.”
-Bibi Karim, Department Director
Every year, BronxWorks assists more than 500 people living with chronic illnesses.