Stamford CARES (Coalition for AIDS Resources, Education and Services) offers by direct service or through its community partners, access to health and support services to children, adolescents, adults and families living with HIV/AIDS in the Stamford region. Chief among these services is the provision of Medical Case Management, Early Intervention Services and Mental Health Counseling, where Stamford CARES staff members directly address barriers and disparities so that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to life-saving medical care and long-term maintenance in care.
Stamford CARES is staffed by Medical Case Managers, Early Intervention Specialists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and support teams who understand the challenges and difficulties unique to those living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Staff provide medical and substance abuse systems navigation, entitlement assistance, counseling, housing coordination and emergency financial assistance to those newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or long-term survivors.
The program’s primary goal is to ensure that those living with HIV/AIDS have access to and remain in medical care.
For more information or to make a referral, call (203) 977-5096.
Beginning July 1, 2017, Stamford CARES will offer free, confidential, rapid (same day results) HIV testing. All testing will take place at the Stamford Government Center, located at 888 Washington Blvd., 8th Floor. Please call 203-977-5296 or email Yirley Chaux at YChaux@familycenters.org for information, questions or appointments for testing.