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24-HOUR NATIONAL AIDS HOTLINE:
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
For calls outside the U.S.: 301-217-0023

Women Alive National Hotline (Spanish operators available):
800-554-4876
For calls outside the U.S.:
323-965-1564

Sister Connect National Warmline:
800-747-1108

WORLD (peer counseling for HIV-positive women):
510-986-0340

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-7233

National Runaway Switchboard:
800-RUNAWAY
800-879-2929

Click here for hotlines outside the U.S.

Below is The Body's always-evolving list of organizations that specifically cater to the needs of HIV-positive women. Please keep in mind that this directory, though always growing, is far from complete, and does not include contact information for many of the large organizations in the U.S. which offer services for women, or any organizations outside the U.S., with the many other resources they provide. Call your state's AIDS hotline for referrals to service organizations near you. We will update this list as often as we can; if you know of any organizations we should add, please don't hesitate to let us know.


National

Center for Disease Control's National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)

Searchable database for HIV organizations across the U.S.

National Women and AIDS Collective

A coalition of grassroots organizations from across the United States lobbying on behalf of HIV-positive women.

Positive Women's Network

Strengthens the collective power of women living with HIV in the U.S.

The Well Project

A comprehensive online resource focused on women and HIV.


Arkansas

Women's Project, Inc. (Little Rock)

Grassroots organization that provides education and outreach via the Prison Program and the Rural Community Project.


Arizona

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (Phoenix)

Access to clinical trials, emotional support and wellness services, in addition to family support, respite and childcare.
602-307-5330


California

Christie's Place (San Diego)

A support center for women and families living with HIV/AIDS. Provides peer-based counseling, treatment education, support groups and various material needs for eligible clients: food, hygiene items, diapers and clothing.
619-702-4186

HIVLA.org

Searchable, bilingual database of HIV organizations in Los Angeles County.

Prototypes Women's Center, Pomona Office

Provides residential and outpatient treatment for substance users living with HIV/AIDS. Services include case management, transportation, housing, confidential HIV-antibody testing, pre- and post-test counseling, mental health services, outreach, training programs and medical referrals.
909-624-1233
e-mail: protoexa@aol.com

A Woman's Place (San Francisco)

Transitional housing facility for HIV-positive women.
415-487-2140

Women Alive (Los Angeles)

The country's largest organization helping HIV-positive women. Support, education and advocacy services, social activities, peer counseling (both one-on-one and group), HIV treatment information, leadership-training programs and a drop-in center. Women Alive publishes both a quarterly newsletter in English and a biannual newsletter in Spanish.
hotline: 800-554-4876
main line: 323-965-1564
e-mail: info@women-alive.org

Women At Risk (Los Angeles)

Specialized support groups, one-on-one peer counseling prevention education, community outreach, speakers bureau, hospital visitation, transportation and childcare services.
310-204-1046
e-mail: connect@womenatrisk.org

Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD) (Oakland)

Features support groups and yearly retreats for HIV-positive women.
510-986-0340
e-mail: info@womenhiv.org


Colorado

Empowerment Program: Women's AIDS Project (Denver)

Employment, education and training services, emergency housing and transportation assistance, support groups, case management and drug/alcohol treatment. Free, anonymous HIV testing is also available on-site.
303-320-1989
e-mail: empower-info@empowermentprogram.org

Women's Lighthouse Project (Aurora)

An organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women living with HIV.
toll-free number: 866-424-8957
main line: 303-344-1878


Connecticut

AIDS Project Hartford

Support services for persons living with HIV, especially Latinos and Latinas, and a women's support group.
860-951-4833
TTY: 860-951-4791
e-mail: mail@aidsprojecthartford.org

APT Foundation (New Haven)

Specializes in treatment of substance abuse in women and HIV-positive people, but also offers primary care treatment and counseling.
203-781-4600
e-mail: info@aptfoundation.org

Family Services Woodfield, Inc. (Bridgeport)

Offers support groups and case management, counseling, home-delivered meals, food, housing and financial assistance, treatment information and support, client advocacy, AIDS ministries and a biweekly empowerment/self-advocacy group.
203-368-4291
e-mail: gdilberttaylor@fswinc.org

Perception Programs: Omega House (Willimantic)

Offers support and treatment -- outpatient, outreach, residential -- and education/prevention and case management services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Open 24 hours a day.
860-450-7248


District of Columbia

Black Women's Health Imperative

African-American health education, research, advocacy and leadership development institution.
202-548-4000

Miriam's House

Residential community of HIV-positive women, including women with children.
202-667-1758
e-mail: info@miriamshouse.org

Women's Collective

Organization led by women living with HIV and their allies and advocates that provides HIV care management and prevention to HIV-positive women and their families.
202-483-7003
e-mail: info@womenscollective.org


Florida

AIDS Resource Directory

South Beach AIDS Project's directory of HIV/AIDS organizations, organized by category.


Georgia

Aniz, Inc. (Atlanta)

Offers support and therapy to HIV-positive women with substance abuse and mental health issues, harm reduction services for intravenous drug users and HIV prevention programs; aims to give African Americans and other under-served populations access to health education and prevention services.
headquarters: 866-521-2410

Hetero Pos Atlanta

Support group for heterosexual men and women.
e-mail: heteroposatl@aol.com

Sister Love Women's AIDS Project (Atlanta)

Specializes in helping at-risk women of color; offers weekly support groups for HIV-positive women and their children, individual counseling, case management, housing assistance, prevention education and community outreach.
office (headquarters): 404-505-7777
tollfree: 1-866-750-7733
e-mail: info@sisterlove.org


Illinois

Chicago Women's AIDS Project

Offers a wide range of services for HIV-positive women and their children: support groups, case management, individual and family counseling, childcare assistance and STD-prevention education.
general information: 773-271-2242
e-mail: cwapns@ameritech.net

For an extensive listing of Chicago organizations that may be of help to individuals infected with or affected by HIV, read the Chicago Area HIV Services Directory, provided by the Test Positive Aware Network.


Indiana

AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist

Social services including transitional housing for women and/or their children.
800-388-AIDS
Southbend office: 574-287-8888
Walkerton office: 574-586-9013
Elkhart office: 574-293-9743 e-mail: aidsministries@aidsministries.org

Aliveness Project

HIV/AIDS organization with five regional offices throughout Indiana. Offers Women Living Positively Empowerment Support Group.
612-822-7946
e-mail: aliveness@aliveness.org


Iowa

AIDS Project of Central Iowa (Des Moines)

Offers case management and advocacy, in addition to direct financial assistance.
515-284-0245
888-373-0010


Kansas

Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care (Kansas City)

Primary care clinic featuring HIV/AIDS treatment and a program for older women living with HIV.
913-722-3100


Kentucky

House of Ruth (Louisville)

Organization that advocates for women, children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, providing emergency assistance with basic needs, temporary or permanent housing, emergency medicines for children, financial assistance for respite child care, counseling, and support groups.
502-587-5080
e-mail: mail@houseofruth.net


Maine

Peabody Center (Portland)

Case management services and housing assistance, as well as assistance with legal, mental health, and substance use counseling.
207-774-6877
866-701-3897
Spanish operator: 207-774-6877 x121
e-mail: info@peabodycenter.org


Maryland

Sisters Together and Reaching (Baltimore)

Christian-based, women-focused organization offering case management, support and outreach.
410-383-1903
e-mail: info@sisterstogetherandreaching.org


Massachusetts

AIDS Housing Corporation: Nazareth Residence

Supportive housing for HIV-positive mothers and their children.
617-927-0088
TTY: 617-927-9576

AIDS Project Worcester

HIV-positive women's group; case management available.
508-755-3773
e-mail: info@aidsprojectworcester.org

Boston Living Center

Community and resource center for people living with HIV that provides education opportunities, treatment information and support services. Childcare is provided.
617-236-1012
TTY: 617-267-7059

Greater New Bedford Women's Center

Provides support groups for HIV-positive women, counseling, advocacy and medical referrals.
24-hour hotline: 508-999-6636 (99-WOMEN)
main line: 508-996-3343
TTY: 508-996-1177
For Spanish-speaking operators: 800-223-5001
e-mail: info@thewomenscentersc.com

Massachusetts General Hospital Social Service Department (Boston)

Support groups for women, as well as counseling and case management.
617-726-2640


Michigan

HIV/AIDS Resource Center

Support group for women of color who are living with HIV, case management, advocacy, mental health, transportation and housing assistance. Four regional locations.
800-578-2300 or 734-572-9355
e-mail: info@r2harc.org

Simon House (Detroit)

Emergency shelter for HIV-positive single women and women with children.
office: 313-531-3400
shelter: 313-537-5518
e-mail: simonh313@yahoo.com

Sisters and Daughters of Sheba, International (Detroit)

Provides health education and HIV prevention programs, training and workshops, seminars, testing and HIV counseling.
info line: 313-927-3180
office: 313-871-8600 ext. 228
e-mail: sister@sadosi.org


Montana

AIDS Project of the Ozarks

Case management, medical care, resource library, medication adherence, and support group for HIV-positive women.
417-881-1900
1-800-743-5767


New Hampshire

Twin States Network

Peer support network for women and families living with HIV and other chronic conditions in Vermont and New Hampshire. Retreats, support groups, newsletter and resource library.
888-338-8796 or 802-254-6716
e-mail: tsnjo@sover.net

Womankind Counseling Center (Concord)

Support groups and counseling for women living with HIV.
603-225-2985


New Jersey

Friends for Life (Fort Lee)

Support groups for women and people living with HIV.
201-461-7241

Lifeties (Trenton)

Housing assistance and counseling for HIV-positive women and their children.
office: 609-771-1600
housing: 609-394-6747
office e-mail: lsowah@lifeties.org
housing e-mail: rainbow@lifetiesinc.org

NJWAN -- NJ Women and AIDS Network (New Brunswick)

Offers a wide range of services for minority women, women at risk or caregivers to those with AIDS, including peer counseling, treatment education, and referrals to medical services, HIV testing and counseling sites.
Sister Connect warmline: 800-747-1108
main line: 732-846-4462
e-mail: office@njwan.org

Women's Care Center, Cooper Hospital University Medical Center (Camden)

Prenatal, obstetrical and gynecological medical services for women with HIV -- ranging from birth control to family planning, prevention education, counseling, testing and case management.
856-342-2959


New Mexico

New Mexico AIDS Services: Women in Transition (Albuquerque)

Weekly support group, case management and housing assistance.
505-938-7100
toll free: 888-882-2437
e-mail: ga@nmas.net


New York

Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc. (NYC)

HIV case management, primary care, perinatal and pediatric services, counseling and immigration assistance.
718-826-2942
e-mail: abdawson@cwha.org

Diaspora Community Services (NYC)

Support groups, immigration services, client advocacy/hospital problems, crisis/emergency intervention, housing, children, adolescents and families, mental health, benefits counseling, case management.
718-399-0200
e-mail: info@diasporacs.org

Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc. (NYC)

Women's Housing Program, support groups, health care, treatment information, dental and mental health services, and employment counseling and training.
212-803-2850
e-mail: info@harlemunited.org

Hispanic AIDS Forum: Women's Services (NYC)

Support groups, treatment information, medication services, women's services, housing, children and adolescents, mental health, case management, HIV testing and counseling, grief and bereavement, client advocacy/hospital problems. Services are available in Spanish.
212-868-6230

Iris House (NYC)

Support groups, individual counseling, case management, treatment and prevention education, advocacy, childcare services and emergency intervention for HIV-positive women and their families. Services offered in English, French and Spanish.
646-548-0100
e-mail: info@irishouse.org

Lesbian AIDS Project (NYC)

A GMHC program that provides support groups and information.
212-367-1355
e-mail: lap@gmhc.org

Life Force: Women Fighting AIDS, Inc. (Brooklyn)

Support groups, treatment and prevention education, referral services, harm reduction, advocacy and counseling for those who are HIV-infected or affected.
718-797-0937
e-mail: lfwfainc@aol.com

SMART: Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS Research and Treatment (NYC)

Offers support groups and classes taught by experienced health care and legal professionals, activists and advocates.
main line: 212-564-3282
e-mail: smartuniv@aol.com

Women's Institute (NYC)

A part of GMHC, the Institute offers the following programs: Positive Prevention for Women, Lesbian AIDS Project and the Peer Leadership Initiative.
212-367-1360
e-mail: hotline@gmhc.org

Women's HIV Collaborative of New York (NYC)

Network of HIV-positive women, community advocates and providers. Conducts research and documents disparities in regards to women and HIV/AIDS, distributes findings and advocates for change on the local, state and national levels.
212-367-1012
e-mail: info@womenscollaborative.com

Women in Need (NYC)

Offers housing assistance and support for women at several residences throughout New York City.
212-695-4758
e-mail: info@women-in-need.org


North Carolina

Glory to Glory House of Refuge (Raleigh)

Housing for single, homeless women living with HIV.
919-829-9491
toll free: 877-889-0418
e-mail: information@gloryhousenc.org

Metrolina AIDS Project Agape Family Center (Charlotte)

Women's activity group, women's support group, young women's support group, case management, counseling, primary care and benefits advocacy.
704-333-1435


Pennsylvania

Germantown Settlement Health Initiative (Philadelphia)

Provides hot lunches daily to HIV-positive women, men and their children, anonymous on-site HIV testing every Monday, a weekly general support group and an empowerment group.
215-849-3105
e-mail: gsfamily@germantown.org

The Health Federation of Philadelphia: Women's Anonymous Testing Site

Confidential HIV-antibody and syphilis testing, pre- and post-test counseling, safer sex counseling and educational materials for people living with HIV/AIDS.
215-567-8001
e-mail: healthfederation@healthfederation.org

SEAMAAC -- Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition, InSEAMAACc. (Philadelphia)

HIV/AIDS education and outreach for women and children from China and Southeast Asia (including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia).
215-467-0690

Women's Law Project (Philadelphia)

Provides free legal referrals and counseling on matters of domestic relations, public policy and high-impact litigation.
215-928-9801
e-mail: info@womenslawproject.org
Pittsurgh office: 412-227-0301
Pittsburgh office e-mail: infopitt@womenslawproject.org


Rhode Island

AIDS Care Ocean State

Supportive housing for families and children and case management.
401-521-3603
e-mail: info@aidscareos.org

AIDS Project Rhode Island

Case management, wellness programs, advocacy, speaker's bureau.
HIV/AIDS/STD Hotline: 800-726-3010
main line: 401-831-5522
e-mail: monica@aidsprojectri.org


Tennessee

Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (Nashville)

Focuses on women infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, STDs, cancers, domestic violence and substance abuse. Offers case management, clothing, outreach, speakers' bureau, HIV mentoring and support groups.
615-256-3882
e-mail: information@educatingwomen.org


Texas

A Sister's Love (Dallas)

Empowering HIV positive females to be knowledgeable about their disease and treatment options, while offering them a mental refuge in knowing that our unique programs are designed to empower them to exhibit healthier behaviors for themselves, as well as their families.
214-421-4274

Mujeres Unidas Contra EL SIDA (Women United Against AIDS)

A bilingual AIDS support group for women who are HIV infected and/or affected.
210-738-3393
e-mail: mujeres-sa@sbcglobal.net

Women Rising Project (Austin)

A program of AIDS Services of Austin to help HIV-positive women to protect their health, build community and become leaders.
512-458-2437
e-mail: asa.mail@asaustin.org


Vermont

Twin States Network

Peer support network for women and families living with HIV and other chronic conditions in Vermont and New Hampshire. Retreats, support groups, newsletter and resource library.
888-338-8796 or 802-254-6716
e-mail: tsnjo@sover.net


Washington

BABES Network (Seattle)

A community network offering regular support groups for HIV-positive women. Other services offered: peer counseling, advocacy and advocacy training, treatment education, a monthly English/Spanish newsletter, frequent events and retreats.
888-292-1912 or 206-720-5566
e-mail: the_staff@babesnetwork.org

Positive Women's Network (Snohomish)

Provides referrals to health care, social service and prevention programs, as well as a regular support group, a newsletter and assistance with Medicaid applications.
888-651-8931 or 425-259-9899
e-mail: kmallams@pwnetwork.org


International Resources

International Community of Women Living With HIV/AIDS

International network striving to share with the global community the experiences, views and contributions of 19 million HIV-positive women worldwide.

UNIFEM Gender and HIV/AIDS Web Portal

Gender and HIV/AIDS web portal for providing up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Women for Positive Action

Global initiative established in response to the need to address specific concerns of women living and working with HIV.



 



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