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Community Spotlight

Steven's House

September 2002

Steven's House is a small, intermediate-care facility for people living with AIDS. By establishing a home-like living environment, this organization offers care to residents and people in their support network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Steven's House is open to both men and women. The goal of Steven's House is to help people with AIDS to return to independent living.

Services available to residents at Steven's House:

  • Room and board

  • Dietary planning

  • Monitoring of self-administered medications

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  • Weekly in-house support group (mandatory attendance)

  • HIV/AIDS education to residents, family, and friends

  • Counseling referrals for residents and family

  • Assistance with transportation needs

  • Social service referrals

  • Psychological and social support

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Medical certification of AIDS status (according to the definition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) skin test or chest x-ray within 3 months of application

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Proof of income and cooperation in enrollment for any public assistance, personal care planning, or support services

  • Signing a Release of Information form (for health care providers, case managers, etc.) and a Residency Agreement

  • Not using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol

  • Participation in treatment, if necessary, for any mental illness

In addition, an application process (including an interview with house staff) is required.


Contact Information

Mailing address: P.O. Box 131303, Houston, Texas 77219-1303
Phone: 713.522.5757
Fax: 713.522.1910

"The mission of Steven's House is to strengthen the community by providing transitional housing and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. ..."

The above information was accessed from a Steven's House brochure in August 2002.


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This article was provided by The Center for AIDS. It is a part of the publication HIV Treatment ALERTS!. Visit CFA's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
 
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