Those who are homeless and living with HIV face several challenges. Many have mental illnesses like depression, or substance abuse problems that stem from their diagnosis. For those who are homeless and living with HIV, staying healthy is the most effective way to cope with the disease, and, in their cases, housing is health care. Stable housing provides the ability to take HIV medications on a regular basis safely, which is vital to living with the disease.
- Positive Directions is a transitional housing program that provides housing and supportive services to homeless men and women who live with HIV, mental illness, and/or substance abuse.
- Serves 16 men and women living with HIV
- Residents may stay up to 2 years
- 100% of residents enroll in case management and access primary medical care
This program has been supported by the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program.