“Even when I’m no longer living here, I will continue to be connected. I have to stay connected.”
— Samuel, an AcadianaCares client
Hear from other AcadianaCares clients.
While the factors that contribute to HIV/AIDS — poverty, substance abuse and homelessness — are interwoven, unstable housing is the
greatest risk factor for HIV infections/transmission. People living with HIV who are homeless are eight times more likely to decline into AIDS
than those with stable housing.
To address the problem of homelessness, we created multiple housing programs, many of them specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS.
We have four emergency beds: two for people living with HIV and two for people waiting for substance abuse treatment. We also have transitional housing for people who are regaining stability in their lives and permanent supportive housing to keep people stably housed.
Hope House is a 12-bed, long-term facility for people living with HIV/AIDS who would otherwise be homeless.
We offer three programs within Project Home Again that provide permanent supportive housing for people who meet the eligibility criteria.
The federal government provides financial assistance for financially vulnerable people who are living with HIV/AIDS. This support is important because it helps prevent people living with HIV from becoming homeless.
Mainstream Services is case management for homeless individuals.