See what your dollars can do:

$3.00 provides an all day bus pass for someone living with HIV.

$4.75 provides 25 pounds of food for an individual living with HIV through our agency services.

$9.50 provides 50 pounds of food for a household of 2 or more through our agency services (at least one person in household is HIV positive).

$150 provides eye glasses for someone living with HIV that does not have optical insurance coverage.

$250 provides a medical appointment for a medical provider to treat someone newly diagnosed.

$262 provides preliminary costs of CD4 and viral load lab draw for a client without insurance.

$1000 provides emergency housing for two months for someone living with HIV.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection is to prevent new cases of HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis and STDs and advance a compassionate and stigma-free community response.

The Positive Resource Connection proudly serves the following counties in Northeast Indiana: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley.
Care Coordination - Overview | Print |

In March 1990, the Positive Resource Connection hired its first full time care coordinator and, as HIV infection continues to rise, we now currently employ eight care coordinators. Through its care coordination department, PRC serves over 400 persons with HIV and AIDS and this group includes a wide diversity of people: adults and children, men and women, homeless and homeowners, all racial and ethnic backgrounds; and in all stages of the disease, from asymptomatic to hospitalized.

Care coordination has three primary goals: to increase the quality and length of life for persons with HIV, to reduce the transmission of HIV to others, and to empower people with HIV to remain self sufficient for as long as possible. To accomplish these goals, care coordinators assist clients in accessing medical attention, health insurance, housing, advocacy, education, counseling, nutrition, and referrals. Care coordinators conduct weekly support groups for clients, initial intakes with new clients, counseling and education, crisis intervention, development of individualized care plans, and quarterly re-evaluations.

Through care coordination department, PRC also employs a housing coordinator for eligible clients in need of housing assistance and a support specialist for HIV positive individuals dealing with substance use issues.

 

Food Pantry

We are always in need of non-perishable goods for our food pantry: soup, canned fruits & vegetables, pasta, sauce, peanut butter, canned meats, rice, hot cereal, and toiletries.

Please drop off groceries at the office any weekday between 8:30AM and 5PM. Thank you!

Getting Here

The Positive Resource Connection is located at 525 Oxford Street, Fort Wayne, IN. Please click here for driving directions or for the Citilink bus schedule.

Disclaimer

Since HIV is spread primarily through sexual practices or sharing needles, prevention messages on this site may address those topics. HIV prevention materials funded by CDC must be approved by local program review panels, however the materials may be considered graphic by some viewers.