127 results for author: Harlem United

FIRST in New York to offer dental at Adult Day Health Care

Harlem United co-founds Amida Care

We became a founding member and co-owner of Amida Care (then Vida Care), the only Medicaid special needs health plan owned by community based organizations, designed for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

FIRST in New York to offer primary care at Adult Day Health Care

We change our name to Harlem United Community AIDS Center

Adult Day Health Care opens at Harlem United

Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) licensure would extend medical interventions to disenfranchised clients. This was a bold move, as other agencies had passed on this opportunity, and it would prove to be successful.

First government funded housing program

Our organization begins our first housing program for people living with HIV funded by the government through the Human Resources Administration (HRA) in New York City.

Community leaders & HIV-positive New Yorkers gather in a church basement to form what would become Harlem United

At the height of the initial wave of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Upper Room AIDS Ministry (URAM) was founded in response to the community’s cries for help. Located first in the basement of a church, URAM provided for the very basic needs of those who were most affected by the epidemic. In addition to AIDS, the community served by URAM was one disproportionately affected by homelessness, mental health and substance use issues. URAM was the agency of last resort for medically underserved communities of color in Harlem. Founded to address the lack of response from established providers, URAM responded to the unique personal, social, and institutional barriers faced by the community it served by first offering two core programs: 60 units of supportive housing, based on a scattered-site model, and a social day care.