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 - Programs | Print |

Through care coordination, PRC provides a variety of programs that help to ensure that people living with HIV or AIDS are receiving the best quality of care.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) - PRC provides this assistance program to eligible clients with long term tenant based rental assistance, short term rental assistance, and utility assistance.

Food and Nutrition Program - Implemented in 1996, PRC offers a food and nutrition program that provides low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS with food vouchers from the Community Harvest Food Bank on a monthly basis. PRC also provides a non-perishable food pantry to clients in need of food or hygiene items on monthly basis.

Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (DEFA) - This program helps eligible clients pay for their initial doctor visits, lab fees, and medications until they are eligible for other assistance programs.

Client Emergency Assistance program - Established several years ago, the client emergency fund provides persons living with HIV/AIDS with financial assistance not covered under HOPWA, food and nutrition, and emergency medical assistance.

Residential Facility - PRCowns and operates a nineteen unit residential facility for persons living with HIV/AIDS in downtown Fort Wayne. The residential facility provides one-bedroom apartments and efficiency units, all with full kitchens and private baths. Additionally, the house offers a common living room, dining room, kitchen, weight room, and meeting room.

Support Groups - PRCprovides support groups on a monthly basis for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

MAC Food Program - The MAC Food Program is designed for individuals with a low CD4 cell count, an opportunistic infection, an AIDS diagnosis, or for people who may be at risk of wasting. The MAC program is a food delivery program that provides eligible individuals with at least half of the monthly calorie requirements to maintain or gain weight.

Special Population Support Program (SPSP) - This program is available to anyone who is HIV + (you do not have to be a client of PRC)and isinterested in exploring options to reduce or cease their substance use/abuse.

 

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.