HIV/AIDS Support Services

About HIV/AIDS Case Management and Related Services

Steppingstone provides an array of services to support individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Services are designed to promote an improved quality of life and self sufficiency.

Medical Case Management

• Medical care and social service coordination
• Harm reduction and positive prevention counseling and groups
• Supported referrals to relapse prevention group sessions, employment training and placement assistance, and behavioral and anger management education
• Crisis intervention
• Independent living skills training
• Health and wellness counseling
• Adherence support
• Behavioral health treatment access
• Structured recreational and recovery opportunities

HIV/AIDS Support Services

5 Dover Street, New Bedford, MA

HIV/AIDS Support Services

506 N Main St, Fall River, MA 02720, USA

5 Dover Street, Suite 201
New Bedford, MA 02740

506 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Phone Number

508-674-2788 ext. 506

Referral Process

Social service agencies are encouraged to refer eligible individuals. The Program offers a low-threshold intake process. An initial referral form is completed by the service provider and reviewed by Program staff for eligibility. A face to face interview is scheduled. Once accepted, the individual begins receiving services.

Admission Criteria

•18 years of age or older
• Residing or homeless in the Fall River and New Bedford, MA areas
• Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
• Psychologically stabilized

Health-Related Support

Peer Support provides assistance with navigation and engagement in healthcare and support services, education regarding in HIV/AIDS and treatments, education and guidance to develop increased chronic disease self management skills, adherence support, behavior modification support, education to build self-efficacy to engage in risk reduction behaviors, opportunities to engage in community activities and decrease stigma and isolation.

Housing Advocacy provides assistance with housing search, applying for affordable or subsidized housing, advocacy in obtaining housing, referrals to appropriate housing programs, assistance navigating the housing process, and support with housing retention.