Our Mission and Purposes
AIN works to prevent the spread of HIV and serves persons living with HIV and other vulnerable populations.
Serving People in Need
Addressing practical and healthcare needs through wrap-around support services, health education, prevention programs and linkage to care creating a culture of health for all.
Helping People Stay in Care
Providing programs that help clients to access the range of healthcare and support services to improve their circumstances and achieve better quality of life.
Recognizing Treatment as Prevention
Helping clients with HIV remain in treatment that lowers their individual viral loads, which also reduces the amount of virus in the community and helps stop the spread of HIV.
Turning Knowledge into Outcomes
Delivering health education, including STI and HIV education and services, to ensure sustainable prevention.
Serving Clients and Communities
We reach thousands of at-risk men, women, teens and children
Our initiatives especially reach the most vulnerable in our community with culturally competent programs, targeted initiatives and collaborations with area service providers.
We serve 2,000 diagnosed men, women, teens and children
All our clients are low-income; 62% are African American, 19% Hispanic, 19% Anglo and other ethnicities.
Over 25% are women; half are homeless or marginally housed; all need funded services and care.
Programs and Healthcare Services
Serving Diagnosed Clients
- Transportation Program: provides van rides, shared rides and 140,000 bus passes annually for clients to reach and maintain medical care, ongoing treatment, and access to support services in North Texas.
- Daire Center: a center-based wellness program of non-medical support for clients offering, stabilization, socialization, skills-building, and respite for caregivers in a safe, welcoming space.
- Nutrition Program: utilizing a commercial-grade kitchen, we provide clients requiring nutrition assistance with 25,000 meals annually. These specially prepared breakfasts and lunches are specifically designed to support the nutritional needs of clients living with HIV.
- Case Management and Medical Case Management: provides client intake or recertification, enrolls clients into programs, and provides linkage to healthcare and case management services as needed.
- Linguistic Services: program provides Spanish language interpretation and translation for Spanish-speaking clients, their caregivers, and other North Texas service providers.
Serving At-Risk Individuals and Communities in Spanish and English
Health Services: providing outreach, health education, HIV and STI education, HIV testing and counseling, health assessments for a range of medical risk factors while collaborating with medical providers, and providing casework, and linkage to healthcare.
Manos Unidas is AIN’s identity in the Latinx community.
- Our community outreach delivers information, referrals, health education, and HIV and STI testing. We also pair with other service providers to facilitate education sessions and referrals.
- Volunteer Services: recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers, providing them a range of opportunities in client services, special projects, administration and participation in fundraising events as agency ambassadors.
- Faith Based Services: provides outreach, HIV and health education in faith community.
Core Values – Service, Respect, Inclusion, Collaboration and Compassion
Vision – to offer HOPE and to HELP create a world without HIV