AM/AA's Client Services program offers multiple services and referrals to clients. AM/AA directly provides the following:
Substance Abuse Program:
AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist currently operates four different housing programs. All programs are open to any HIV+ or AIDS infected client based on need and income status.
Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG): Provides transitional shelter. ESG offers emergency support for homelessness prevention to those living in South Bend.
Supportive Housing program: Available in St. Joseph County, tenants may remain in their units for two years. This program is not permanent housing, but rather supports the client/family until permanent housing can be located. Supportive services are available along with rental assistance. The tenant signs the lease and AM/AA pays a subsidy, based on the client's income, to the landlord. The tenant is responsible for the remainder of the rent and the utilities.
HOPWA or Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS: Clients may remain in the program for two years; rental assistance is provided on a monthly basis. AM/AA is the lead agency in a six-county area for dispersing these funds.
Permanent Supportive Housing: This program serves families & individuals in the Elkhart area. Low-income housing and supportive services are provided on a more long-term basis for those in need.
***In addition to these services, AM/AA advocates on behalf of its clients for other housing programs such as Section 8 and programs through the Public Housing Authority.