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LOCAL SERVICES IN
BATON ROUGE

HIV/AIDS Resources in Region II,
The Greater Baton Rouge Area



RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS

* Case Management
* Consortium
* Consumer Advisory Council
* Direct Assistance (Medication, Transportation, Dental  Assistance, Direct Emergency Assistance)
* Housing Assistance
* Legal Aid
* Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counseling
* Newsletters for Clients
* Outreach
* Primary Care Services
* Support/Social Groups

OTHER RESOURCES

* Condom Availability
* Counseling and Testing
* Education and Prevention
* NAMES Quilt Project
* Volunteerism
* Referral & Information


CASE MANAGEMENT

The following agencies offer case management for people living with HIV/AIDS:

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
All persons with HIV/AIDS
Contact: Janelle Sevier, 927-9810

Volunteers of America
All persons with HIV/AIDS
Contact: Angie Pitre, 922-3900

Women and Children's Program-
Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Barbara Davidson, 927-9810

CONSORTIUM FOR HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two, Inc. (HAART)
Meets every 3rd Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. at the Leo S. Butler Center (950 E. Washington)
Contact: Tim Young, 927-1269

CONSUMER ADVISORY COUNCIL

Consumer Advisory Council, Region Two.
All persons with HIV/AIDS are invited to meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Leo Butler Center, 950 E. Washington.
Contact: Myron Solomon c/o HAART, 927-1269

PRISON PROJECT

Links people being released from correctional facilities to HIV services.
Contact: Rebecca Jones, Family Service of
Greater Baton Rouge, 927-9810
or Rhonda Roberson, Volunteers of America,
922-3900


DIRECT ASSISTANCE

The following agencies offer direct assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS, which includes emergency assistance, dental care services, medication, transportation, and housing assistance.

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Janelle Sevier, 927-9810

Volunteers of America
Contact: Angie Pitre, 922-3900


HOUSING ASSISTANCE

The following agencies offer housing assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Beth Clemitus, 927-9810

HAART- HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two, Inc.
Contact: Tara Armwood or Stephanie Carpenter
927-1269

St. Anthony's Home (ISP)
Assisted Living Facility
Contact: Kelly Richter, 765-8917

Volunteers of America
Contact: Angie Pitre, 922-3900


MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING

The following agencies offer FREE mental health counseling (individual, and family) and substance abuse counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Lynn Schlossberger, 927-9810

Immunological Support Program
Contact: Kelly Richter, 765-8917

Volunteers of America
Contact: 922-3900

OUTREACH

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Molly Phillips, 927-9810

Linkages Program- Family Service of Greater
Baton Rouge/Volunteers of America
Links individuals with medical care within (3)
months of being diagnosed HIV+ at a publicly
funded site in Baton Rouge)
Contact: Yolanda Smith, 927-9810 (FSBGR)or
Candace Walters, 922-3900 (VOA)

BRBAC- Metro Health Education
Contact: Terry Mitchell, 338-9333


NEWSLETTERS FOR CLIENTS
AND THE COMMUNITY


The following agencies offer a FREE
monthly newsletter to inform clients
of services and upcoming events:

Baton Rouge AIDS Society (BRASS)
Contact: A.J. Johnson, 923-AIDS(2437)

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Annette Giroir, 927-9810


PRIMARY MEDICAL CARE

The following medical facilities offer primary
medical care to people living with HIV/AIDS:

EKLMC- Mid City Clinic
Contact: Marie Sylvester, RN
987-9000

Capitol City Family Health Clinic
Contact: Constance McNeely
389-8850


SUPPORT GROUPS:
The following agencies offer FREE
support groups for people living with
HIV/AIDS:

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Transportation, child care, and
refreshments are provided:
*Mixed Gender Support Group
Every other Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Marlene Darcey, 927-9810
*Women's Support Group
Every other Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Lynn Schlossberger, 927-9810
*AYA- six week multiple session
educational/support group
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.
Contact: Lisa Cook

BRBAC-Metro Health Education
* Pregnancy Peer Support Group (BABY)
Fourth Thursday of each month, 5 p.m.
(Call case manager for transportation)
Contact: Venice Chambers, 338-9333

FREE HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING

Baton Rouge AIDS Society (BRASS)
Wednesday and Friday, 5-7 p.m.
Contact: A.J. Johnson, 923-AIDS(2437)

BRBAC- Metro Health Education
Walk Ins: Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, 1-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
also by appointment Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays at LSU Mid City Clinic
Phone: 338-9333

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Tuesday, 1-7 p.m.
Thursdays at LSU from 12-3:30 p.m.
Phone: 927-9810

Volunteers of America
Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Phone: 922-3900


CONDOM AVAILABILITY

The following agencies offer FREE condoms
to local agencies and other locations:

Baton Rouge AIDS Society (BRASS)
Contact: A.J. Johnson, 923-AIDS(2437)

BRBAC- Metro Health Education
Contact: Shirley Lolis, 338-9333


COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PREVENTION

The following agencies offer FREE education
about prevention of HIV/AIDS:

Baton Rouge AIDS Society (BRASS)
Contact: A.J. Johnson, 923-AIDS(2437)

American Red Cross
Phone: 291-4533

BRBAC- Metro Health Education
Phone, 383-9333


VOLUNTEERISM

If you are interested in becoming a
volunteer involved in HIV/AIDS issues,
call one of the following agencies:

Baton Rouge AIDS Society (BRASS)
Contact: A.J. Johnson, 923-AIDS(2437)

BRBAC- Metro Health Education
Phone: 383-9333

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge
Contact: Barbara Davidson, 927-9810

HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region II, Inc.
(HAART)
Contact: Tara Armwood, 927-1269

Volunteers of America
Phone: 922-3900


LEGAL AID

The following agency offers legal aid to people living with HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Law
(Based in New Orleans 1-(800) 375-5035. A representative is at Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge once monthly and at Volunteers of America twice monthly.
Contact: AIDS Law for a local appointment, 1-800-375-5035.

 

For Additional
Referrals and Information
Contact
Baton Rouge AIDS Society
at
225-923-AIDS (2437)