Our first dental mobile unit hit the streets, allowing Harlem United to meet the clients where they are, specifically in those neighborhoods with prevalence of a high rate of homelessness.
We were awarded a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) grant. This designation gives Harlem United the opportunity to provide homeless clients with healthcare services they would otherwise not be able to access.
We opened the first (and only) Spanish-language Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program to address the rapidly growing Latino population affected by HIV/AIDS. The program was called El Faro, which means The Lighthouse in Spanish.
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.
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.