Pennsylvania: How a Home for People Living With HIV/AIDS in Manheim Township Has Evolved Over 20 Years
May 7, 2013
Hope House in Manheim Township, Lancaster, Pa., is one of two facilities in the state that provides care, counseling, and hope for persons with HIV/AIDS. When the group home opened 20 years ago, neighbors considered it a "death house" and resisted it, arguing that it would house people who would not care about the neighborhood. Now, many neighbors do not even know that it exists. The facility accepts residents from any part of the state, provides drugs to stabilize their health, and strives to get them back to working and living independently. Hope House has assisted 300 individuals throughout the course of 20 years. The staff of seven part-time and two full-time caregivers includes nurses and people with experience in social work, case management, and other skills.
05.06.2013; Ad Crable
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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