HIV Case Management

The primary goal of HIV case management services is to ensure clients have the resources necessary to achieve and maintain stable health.

 

The following are available to clients through their case managers:

  • one-on-one linkage to care

  • assistance with applications for insurance, housing, social service, and entitlement programs

  • help to address legal, mental health, and substance use issues

  • risk-reduction counseling to prevent the spread of HIV

  • emergency assistance for dental care, eye care, and other medical expenses (income guidelines and annual cap apply)

  • emergency assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility payments (income guidelines and an annual cap apply)

  • rental subsidies (income guidelines and rent standards apply; wait list time varies).

Referrals to Case Management Services

If you are a provider looking to refer an individual to HIV Case Management Services, please complete the following referral packet and fax to 207.879.0761

If you are a person living with HIV/AIDS looking for HIV case management, please call 207.774.6877

Housing Assistance

Stable, affordable housing is closely linked to successful HIV outcomes. Frannie Peabody Center proudly partners with fellow HIV/AIDS service providers to administer statewide housing assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS in Maine funded by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development.

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Eligibility:

HOPWA assistance is available for low-income Maine residents living with HIV/AIDS who meet application requirements and income guidelines.

People utilizing U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) assistance, such as, Section 8, Shelter + Care, SHP and SRO Mod Rehab,

are not eligible for HOPWA services.

 

Housing Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDS:

  • People living with HIV/AIDS may be eligible for short-term financial assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility payments to help maintain stable housing.

  • Rental subsidies are available through the Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program.

Contact Information for Housing Assistance

If you are interested in short-term financial assistance for housing expenses, contact your case manager to complete the appropriate paperwork. If you do not have an HIV case manager, contact us at 207.774.6877.

Outside Cumberland and York counties, contact your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Locate an ASO in your area.

Behavioral Health Counseling

In 2015, Frannie Peabody Center became licensed with the State of Maine to provide mental health counseling. These in-house services ensure quality care with a specialized knowledge of HIV treatment, transmission, risk, and the impact stigma can have on the path to health stability.  Counseling is currently provided by Keith Riley, LCSW, who spent five years as a FPC case manager. These services are offered to individuals regardless of HIV status.

Referrals to Behavioral Health Services

If you are a provider looking to refer an individual to FPC’s behavioral health program, please complete the following documents with the client, and fax to Keith Riley’s attention at 207.879.0761, along with referring agency’s release form.

If you are an individual looking for counseling services, please call 207.774.6877.

 

Insurance Accepted:

Currently, FPC’s Behavioral Health Program accepts MaineCare, Medicare, Cigna, Community Health Options, Harvard Pilgrim and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield.

Program Expansion Beginning Sept. 2021

 FPC's behavioral health program capacity is expanding with the addition of Samantha Shandorf as our MSW Intern.  Samantha has been providing HIV case management services at FPC for over six years and while pursuing her Masters in Social Work, will be offering behavioral health counseling at the direct supervision of Keith Riley, LCSW.  To learn more about Samantha, click here. For referrals to Samantha, please follow the instruction above.

 

Prevention Services

Frannie Peabody Center provides rapid low-barrier, confidential HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis testing, as well as linkage to care, education and awareness.

The program also offers help with PrEP and PEP navigation.

For the full array of services and information, visit our Prevention Page.

Linkage to HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis Care

 

Getting tested is the first step in knowing your status and protecting your health.  Click the button below to learn more about our testing and prevention services.