A safe, comfortable haven away from home
Serving Lake County since 2001

THE DROP-IN CENTER provides counseling, social activities, informational meetings, support groups, and literature to persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Cost/Funding Sources:
There is no charge to those who are eligible.

Funding is provided by the Ryan White Foundation and the Redbud Health District Board.

To Qualify:
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.

Coverage Area:
All of Lake County

Program Description:
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.

Drop-In Center
(707) 994-6989
8050 Lake Street, Suite A
Lower Lake, CA 95457

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