- 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.
- 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.
- Program helps current clients switch to adult care.
Youth Advisory Board:
- Youth input for Horizons Programs regarding HIV prevention and clinical care components.
- Personalized and reliable.
- Available for medical and psycho-social appointments.
- Connects clients to care and decreases barriers to adherence.
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,
- 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.
The Street Outreach program identifies HIV positive youth through community outreach and mobile HIV counseling and testing performed in many places such as:
- Health fairs,
- Community events,
- Youth facilities,
- Community-based organizations.
For general information, call (313) 966-8230.