Harlem United’s Supportive Services provide a range of offerings that focus on building community and social resources for those grappling with multiple chronic health conditions, food insecurity, and housing instability. Our Supportive Services help address the social determinants of health, lowering barriers to developing long-term health.
Many of our clients have complex health issues with competing medical priorities and complicated medication regimens due to conditions like HIV, hypertension, serious mental illness, substance use disorder, or diabetes. That’s where we come in.
One of our longest running programs, Adult Day Health Care provides a range of services in a community-based setting, including nursing care; nutritional services; case management; substance use, mental health and rehabilitative services; art and music therapy; pastoral counseling; and acupuncture.
Harlem United provides comprehensive food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS who do not have access to nutritious food. The program provides hot congregate meals, nutritional pantry bags, nutritional groups, individual counseling, and cooking demonstrations.
Health Home provides medical care coordination to individuals with two chronic conditions or one qualifying chronic condition (such as HIV/AIDS).
Health Home Plus provides more intensive medical care coordination to clients who are HIV positive and virally unsuppressed.
Vocational Education offers group and individual training focused on skill-building and professional development. The curriculum includes computer skills, resume creation, conflict management, job skills preparation, and referrals to GED, ESL, and external academic services.
Social Determinants of Health are the circumstances in one’s community that influence long-term health. Examples include: access to preventative healthcare; housing stability; availability of affordable and healthy food; education and job opportunities; and social context. Harlem United helps client access healthcare, food security, employment and other benefits in a one-stop-shop, holistic model of care.