THE DROP-IN CENTER provides counseling, social activities, informational meetings, support groups, and literature to persons living with HIV and AIDS.
There is no charge to those who are eligible.
Funding is provided by the Ryan White Foundation and the Redbud Health District Board.
The Drop-In Center is open to everyone with HIV/AIDS, their family, friends, and caregivers. The center is the only service of its kind in Lake County.
All of Lake County
The Drop-In Center provides for people with HIV/AIDS, a drug free environment for socialization. At the Center, clients have the opportunity to socialize with staff, volunteers, and other clients. Computers with Internet and e-mail access are also available. A wide range of social activities is offered - potluck lunches, holiday parties, movie afternoons, crafts, and outings in local parks and recreation areas. The Center provides clients with access to the food bank, and/or food vouchers to supplement the client's nutritional needs.
The Drop-In Center also provides the following:
(1) Support groups and individual emotional support counseling.
(2) A supply of groceries in our food cupboard, which is available once a month.
(3) And, for those who qualify, emergency HOPWA assistance with utilities, rent, or mortgage costs for individuals at risk of losing adequate housing.
Drop-In Center Services are important because:
We firmly believe that HIV prevention efforts must target those who are HIV positive, as well as, those who are negative. Moreover, while prevention for positives is a well-accepted approach in urban areas, it remains an innovative concept in most rural counties.
Experience/Capacity and Qualifications of Key Staff:
The Drop-In Center has provided services to persons with HIV/AIDS since 1984. We have a qualified staff with several years of experience in this field.
Contacts (For More Information):
TO LEARN MORE--just give us a call or drop by. We are here to help you, or someone you know.
8050 Lake Street, Suite A
Lower Lake, CA 95457