April 8th, Monday, 2019

How ARG Helps the Community

The AIDS Resource Group has been serving the community since 1986, and we are proud to continue educating southwesten Indiana on how our services can benefit them in times of need. We currently serve 11 counties—Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick—supporting those affected by hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS in each community with a variety of resources, including these listed below: 

Housing And Utility Opportunities – ARG is able to assist those in need of housing resources, both long-term and short-term. Eligible clients can receive assistance through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, which provides monetary assistance and counseling on budgeting and planning.

Testing ServicesARG offers free, confidential HIV and hepatitis C testing by certified staff at our downtown office or on-site at various locations throughout the tri-state for individuals ages 13+. We’re open weekdays and accept walk-ins. To contact our testing center, call 812-421-0059.

Prevention – The only cure for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C is prevention, and we at ARG do everything we can to educate the community on available prevention resources, including PrEP medication, counseling, and education on how you can take the proper precautions to prevent the spread of these diseases.

Care CoordinationWe are able to provide specialized case management for those living with HIV/AIDS. Each individual in need will be assigned a care coordinator who will work with them to access health coverage, medical care, SNAP benefits, TANF, SSDI/SSI, mental health support, and other support services. 

Supportive Care Counseling Our Supportive Care Counselor works with HIV/AIDS clients to address substance abuse through the Stages of Change Theory and Harm Reduction Methods as well as access to support groups.

Food PantryARG clients are able to access a fully-stocked food pantry every 30 days, offering food products, as well as personal and household care items.