Case Management Services Now Available in Hazleton

AIDS, Caring Communities, STDs
Caring Communities has added HIV case management services to our medical clinic located in the Center City Medical Complex, 20 North Laurel Street, Suite 2B, Hazleton, PA. Case management services can help you or someone you know understand and deal with an HIV positive diagnosis. Our newest case manager, Sean Doucette, said, “I’m looking forward to helping the community of people living with HIV/AIDS in and around the Hazleton area to maintain their health.” Further, these services can help you obtain medication, find a dentist and pay for dental work, help you navigate the local healthcare and social service systems, provide emergency money to help pay for utilities, rent, and prescriptions as well as find and pay for health insurance coverage and certain medical bills. For more information or to determine…
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Caring Communities Clients Come Together

Caring Communities
Caring Communities had two client social gatherings for the holiday season. One was held on Saturday, December 17th at our Berwick office and allowed our clients to mingle, enjoy some food and watch a holiday movie together. The second gathering was in conjunction with AIDS Resource at their office in Williamsport on Wednesday, December 21st. Clients from both agencies met, played some fun board games and enjoyed dinner together along with staff members from our agency and AIDS Resource. “The client gatherings are important events for our clients, as it allows them to socialize and meet other folks with HIV in a safe, confidential environment and gives them opportunities to build peer support networks,” said Celeste Straub, Client Services Manager. Cindy Rupp, our Retention Coordinator who also attended the gathering, said, “The…
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PrEP can help prevent HIV!

Department of Health
This article outlines the effects of Truvada, the pill used for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Anyone who is at risk may want to consider talking to their doctor about PrEP. Here's the link to the full article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/05/this-pill-prevents-hiv-why-don-more-people-take/jDDcDTk5rJcsjS6x2WPRzO/story.html
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Petition to Investigate Dept of Health’s decision to unfund community agencies without public comment

Department of Health
Please, read this petition and sign it if you agree that this issue needs attention! https://www.change.org/p/investigate-dept-of-health-s-decision-to-unfund-community-agencies-without-public-comment?recruiter=561074207&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_page&utm_term=mob-xs-share_for_starters-custom_msg&recuruit_context=fb_share_mention_control&fb_ref=Default
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Raise the Region Fundraiser!

Department of Health
Please feel free to make a donation to our agency at the annual Raise the Region fundraiser! Donations can be made from 6:00 PM on March 9th through 11:59 PM on March 10th at this page: https://www.raisetheregion.org/#npo/caring-communities Thanks in advance for any contribution you make, or attention you draw to the fundraiser! This event is now over. Thank you for your support!
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