Linda came to Action Wellness seeking medical care. She had moved to Philadelphia to get out of an abusive relationship. After arriving in Philadelphia, Linda was diagnosed HIV-positive. She was not in medical care and was in urgent need of medication.
Linda went through an intake process at Action Wellness, and was assigned a Medical Case Manager named Mais. At their first meeting, Mais assessed Linda’s needs through an in-depth conversation about her history and her resources.
Mais then worked with Linda to get her to start seeing a doctor regularly and to take her and medication adherence. She attended doctor visits with Linda, took notes, and made sure to ask the right questions to ensure that Linda got the best care.
Linda was able to stay adherent to her HIV medication regimen, but she still needed to deal with her past trauma. Medical Case Manager Mais recommended that she start seeing a therapist, but Linda decided to join a support group at her church before trying traditional therapy. With the help of her support group, Linda was able to address her past trauma and come out stronger. She now has a close group of friends in her church on whom she can rely.
Linda was able to get a full time job, and Mais enrolled her in a rental assistance program so
that Linda can live independently. She has become closer with her family, and proudly hosts them
Coming to Action Wellness helped Linda get her life back on track, and she is now safe, healthy and happy.
Will you please help Action Wellness continue to assist women like Linda, and thousands of others in the Philadelphia region, with a donation?
Your gift will allow Action Wellness to provide medical case management and a host of other services for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Linda, and all of us at Action Wellness, thank you for your generous support.