Compass Services: For People Living with HIV/AIDS
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Compass Services is a special program offered exclusively at MetroHealth for people living with HIV/AIDS. The program is designed to support and guide people living with HIV/AIDS along the path to wellness.
In July 2013, one of our Peer Navigators, Paul, will be riding his bike across the entire country of Switzerland to raise money to support Compass Services. To learn more about the Ride for HIV Wellness or to donate, please visit: http://donate.metrohealth.org/pages/ride-for-hiv-wellness .
MetroHealth's peer support program links "Navigators" with "Pilots". Navigators are people who have been able to successfully manage HIV through the use of medications, supportive services and other resources. Pilots are people who are newly diagnosed wtih HIV or just beginning medical treatment for HIV. People living with HIV/AIDS are uniquely qualified to understand, encourage, and support each other.
Newly Diagnosed Counseling
A licensed social worker provides illness adjustment counseling and education to patients who are newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS on MetroHealth in-patient floors and clinics.
Support and Education Groups
Studies show that regular attendance at HIV support groups can improve the well-being and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS. Our education and support groups address specific HIV/AIDS wellness-related topics or target special populations of people living with HIV/AIDS. Support and Education Groups are not exclusive to MetroHealth patients. All people living with HIV/AIDS are welcome.
Click here for a list of upcoming MetroHealth HIV support groups at MetroHealth's main campus in Cleveland.
Compass Services is made possible through the generosity of The DBJ Foundation.
For more information, contact: Jennifer McMillen Smith, LISW-S at 216-778-4051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.