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In 1986 a group of caring individuals saw their friends and family members devastated by AIDS and in dire need of support and hope as their health faded. In response HELP was founded to assist with resources for medical care and end-of-life needs. Today advances in treatment have meant that many people with HIV/AIDS are able to live much healthier and longer lives. While HIV no longer means certain death, significant challenges remain. For example, HIV disproportionately affects people of color. In the state of Michigan, African Americans comprise 14 percent of the population, but represent over 59 percent of HIV infections.
Health Emergency Lifeline Programs (HELP) is a non-profit community-based organization which empowers members of the community to manage their health needs and live healthy, productive lives. The agency provides a wide range of services to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C in Southeast Michigan and serves the general public with health care navigation and mental health counseling. Programs foster sustainable positive outcomes and stability for over 1,500 clients each year.
• Housing and utility assistance
• Food vouchers and nutritional supplements
• Nutritional counseling
• Assistance accessing medical care
• Medical case management services
• Mental health counseling and emotional support
• Access to medications, insurance and other benefits
HELP . . . It’s what we do!
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HELP contact us at:
- Carissa Criscenti
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