People of Courage Luncheon
The 4th Annual People of Courage honored Rick Fox and Ralph Cianelli with the Julia Tucker Award and featured a keynote by author Jordan Nasser.
Thanks to the heroic generosity of event attendees and sponsors over $25,000 was raised to support the life changing programs of Positively Living.
Positively Living Programs Move to New Offices
Three of Positively Living's programs have moved to new, larger offices in order to serve clients better. In July 2017, Project ACT, HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS), & Ryan White moved to Regency Business Park, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 280, Knoxville, TN 37915. Read more...
Positively Living Programs
- Supportive Housing Program
- Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS
- Ryan White, Part B
- Project ACT
- Choice Health Network
Supportive Housing Program.
The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) provides housing and case management to men suffering from a combination of mental illness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and other catastrophic illnesses. Men are eligible for the program if they have a documented history of co-occurring disorders including HIV/AIDS, mental illness and addiction; they have a history of chronic homelessness; and they are financially limited. By providing long-term, affordable housing combined with comprehensive therapeutic support, residents are afforded the opportunity to stay mentally and physically healthy. The SHP currently has 24 apartments located at 1501 East Fifth Avenue with 5 more to be constructed in 2015. For more information on the SHP program, contact Jered Croom at Jered@positively-living.org or 865-525-1540
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is a federally funded collaborative between Positively Living and the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency serving the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the 16 counties of the Knox and East Tennessee Regions. HOPWA financial assistance is available to eligible clients to aid in stabilizing their lives and thereby preventing homelessness. Funds are available for rental/mortgage assistance and utility assistance. To be eligible for assistance you must provide proof of positive test results. For more information on the HOPWA program, contact Leslie Blevins at Leslie@positively-living.org or 865-525-1540, Ext. 228.
Ryan White, Part B
Ryan White Part B (RW) is a federally funded collaborative between Positively Living, the East Tennessee Ryan White Planning Council, and the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency serving the Transportation and Nutritional needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the 16 counties of the Knox and East Tennessee Regions. This assistance consists of case management, food and gas vouchers, and bus passes. To receive assistance, a referral to the program must be requested via the Medical Case Manager at the Center of Excellence (COE) (Knox County Health Department). If not enrolled with the COE and in need of RW assistance or for more information regarding the program, contact Lindsey Richesen at Lindsey@positively-living.org or 865-525-1540, Ext. 229..
Project ACT (Awareness. Counseling. Testing.) was established in January 2015 as the prevention program for Positively Living. Studies still show that HIV infection is highest amongst young gay men ages 13-24. This is the reason we are especially trying to reach out to the Gay & Bisexual community here in Knoxville, Tennessee. We want to help in the fight against the spread of HIV.
Project ACT believes that it all starts by knowing your status and not being afraid to speak openly about it. Once you know your status, you can then protect yourself & your sexual partners. Through open communication, new HIV infections can be stopped. For more information, go to projectactknox.com or contact Ernie Hoskins at Ernie@projectactknox.com or at 865-525-1540 ext. 226.
Choice Health Network
Choice Health Network’s medical case management team works with each member to provide expanded choices in health care providers and more affordable access to medical care and services. Once you have become a member of Choice Health Network, our team will work quickly to enroll your doctor/provider in the program and help you schedule appointments. Choice Health Network members may be eligible for reduced pharmacy co-pays, medical care referral coordination, Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance, grocery assistance, and other services. For more information, go to choicehealthnetwork.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Positively Living
Positively Living, including the Choice Health Network and Project ACT, serves vulnerable groups struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental illness, addiction, and disabilities. Our mission is to provide compassionate care to empower, promote and inspire wellness. We achieve that mission through advocacy, counseling, socialization, housing, case management, prevention services and high quality, compassionate medical care. Our vision is for a future of Health, Equity and Hope.