AIDS Project Worcester
AIDS Project Worcester, Inc. (APW) is the primary and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Central Massachusetts, as well as in all of New England. It is the second largest ASO in New England, providing services to persons living with HIV/AIDS since 1987.
AIDS Project Worcester has been providing, for over 20 years, a comprehensive range of services to support the medical care and various services needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and those at greatest risk for the disease. We have offices located in Worcester and Southbridge Massachusetts and provide services throughout the central part of the state. All services are offered in English, Spanish, and ASL (translation services available for other languages as needed) and are available in both office locations as well as in the home, hospital, respite settings, detoxification/ substance abuse treatment programs, shelters, neutral locations, various community settings, etc. based on client need. During the past 12 months (2007), we provided services to 513 persons infected with HIV/AIDS disease and over 1500 affected persons.
For 20 years, AIDS Project Worcester has been providing a comprehensive range of services to support the medical care and various services needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk for the disease. There are two integrated areas of service provision; Client Services and Prevention Services. Client Services programs provided by APW include: case management, positive prevention services (across both departments), housing assistance, transportation, emergency assistance, nutritional services, legal assistance (civil), permanency planning, peer support services, mental health and substance abuse counseling. Prevention Services include: HIV counseling and testing, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GBLT) outreach, HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention services, children, youth and family services (across both departments), support groups for both infected and affected persons, medical adherence programs, speakers bureau, outreach and prevention services, harm and risk reduction services, education and emotional support services. All services offered are fully integrated and client needs are addressed through multiple and/or various service modalities.