AIDS CT provides medical case management, post-incarceration transitional case management, housing support, medical nutrition therapy, psychosocial support services, and a drop-in wellness center for people living with HIV in the Hartford area.
Connections is an HIV wellness center located at 1229 Albany Ave., 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06112. The center is a safe, supportive gathering place for individuals living with HIV. An array of services is offered at Connections including medical case management, support groups, meals, nutrition counseling, periodic outings, and social activities. For additional information call us at 860-547-1771.
Case management is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Monday, Tueday, Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; and Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Drop-in center hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm and Friday, 8:30 am - 10:30 am.
Please Note: We follow the Hartford Public Schools closing schedule. If Hartford Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Connections Wellness Center is closed.
ACT employs medical case managers sited at Connections Wellness Center in Hartford, Health Collective East in Manchester, and Community Health Center in Middletown. Medical case managers link HIV+ individuals to appropriate medical care providers and offer ongoing assessments and evaluations of clients' physical, emotional and psychosocial needs. The goal is to ensure optimal health outcomes for clients. Medical case managers are able to provide limited financial assistance with medical-related bills and basic living expenses. In addition, they can provide linkages to a variety of government and private assistance programs. For services call 860-999-1766.
Project TLC provides short-term case management services to HIV+ inmates upon release from incarceration. Project TLC ensures that clients are not lost-to-care upon release by linking these clients to medical care, medication adherence support, entitlement programs and emergency housing.
The Housing Support program provides intensive case management and representative payee services for individuals who have a history of homelessness, evictions and/or housing instability. The goal of the program is to enable these high-risk clients to remain in safe, secure housing while ensuring that they remain compliant with medical care.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services have been proven an important component in the care of HIV+ individuals who may experience any range of metabolic conditions which may be managed with dietary changes and nutritional support. Group and individual counseling is provided to clients by a Registered Dietician outside of a primary care setting and includes the provision of nutritional supplements. Eligible clients are Connecticut residents living with HIV and living below 300% Federal Poverty Level. Services are provided at Health Collective East in Manchester, Connections Wellness Center, and in home visits as appropriate.
Psychosocial support services are provided by HIV+ peers at the Connections Wellness Center. It includes one-on-one support, advocacy, and follow up with members of the wellness center as well as a weekly Men’s and Women’s group. The groups, facilitated by peer mentors, focus on social support and education.