School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Services Offered

Group of people.

Advocacy:

  • One-on-one mentoring with peer advocates.
  • Recreational, social and educational opportunities.
  • Networking and education of community agencies.
  • Referrals for research participation.

Case Management and Social Work Services:

  • Access to medical care.
  • Assistance with adherence issues.
  • Education and work referrals.
  • Insurance and housing needs.
  • Individual, partner and family therapy.

Medical Care:

  • Complete medical care together with the Detroit Medical Center HIV/AIDS Program.
  • Multidisciplinary team comprised of a doctor, nurse, health educator, social worker, psychologist and advocates.
  • Grant support available for uninsured and low-income clients.
  • Client-centered medical treatment, close monitoring and follow-up care.

Bridge Program:

  • Program helps current clients switch to adult care.

Youth Advisory Board:

  • Youth input for Horizons Programs regarding HIV prevention and clinical care components.

Transportation:

  • Personalized and reliable.
  • Available for medical and psycho-social appointments.
  • Connects clients to care and decreases barriers to adherence.

Support Group:
The Horizons Project provides a support group called the “Jam Session,” for its clients. In these sessions, participating youth have the opportunity to discuss issues such as relationships, dating, safer sex, self-esteem, career planning, and legal matters. The Jam Session also provides the following:

  • Free food,
  • Transportation
  • Peer support,
  • Social interaction.

Peer-Led HIV Prevention Education:
Peer educators provide HIV/AIDS and other STI prevention presentations to the following:

  • Youth in Children’s Hospital adolescent clinic and other clinics in the DMC,
  • Youth residential and detention facilities,
  • Community-based organizations,
  • Health fairs.

Street Outreach:
The Street Outreach program identifies HIV positive youth through community outreach and mobile HIV counseling and testing performed in many places such as:

  • Parks,
  • Nightclubs,
  • Health fairs,
  • Community events,
  • Youth facilities,
  • Community-based organizations.

For general information, call (313) 966-8230.