Action Wellness enhances the lives of vulnerable individuals living with HIV and other serious chronic illnesses by providing holistic and trauma-informed health, prevention, and supportive services.
A noble mission, but, you might be wondering, what does that mean exactly, day to day? To answer that, let’s take a look at who you might see walk through the door at one of our five offices.
It could be Louis, a deaf man looking for help making and keeping an appointment with a doctor, and a nutritionist, to treat his diabetes; Lily, a new mom with HIV, here to pick up an emergency supply of baby formula from our Perinatal Assistance Pantry; or Bella, a transwoman with hepatitis, needing assistance navigating the complicated medical and legal systems involved with the gender confirmation process.
All of these clients will see a Medical Case Manager when they visit. Our Medical Case Managers work closely with clients to coordinate care, navigate complex government systems, and expertly access medical, social, legal, and emergency services.
Or you could meet Robert, who just got out of prison. Action Wellness is his first stop, because when he was incarcerated, an Action Wellness case manager laid the groundwork for a smooth transition back into the community. Now we will connect him to healthcare, community resources, and social support programs.
You might also encounter Juanita, a recovering heroin addict facing eviction, here to get help from our Housing Counseling Program. Homelessness and lack of housing are among the most critical threats facing people living with HIV and other chronic diseases. Our Housing Specialists help clients stay in their homes, and assist homeless clients with finding emergency shelter.
As you can see, Action Wellness helps a wide variety of people in a wide variety of ways. But each person who comes through our door gets an individualized program of care created just for them, using all of the extensive resources available at Action Wellness.
Can you please help us to continue our vital work with a gift to Action Wellness today?
Your donation will allow Action Wellness to continue to help each and every person who walks through our doors.
The clients, staff, and volunteers at Action Wellness thank you for your generous support.