About FCDSS HIV Programs
The aim of the HIV program is to assist individuals and families infected or affected by HIV to improve their quality of life and maximize their independence. HIV affects persons from all walks of life, and our goal is to have a wide enough array of services to meet the needs of these many and varied persons. We have resources available through direct services from FCDSS, and can refer persons to other community agencies for assistance.
- Emergency Financial Assistance: Funds to meet short-term emergency housing-related expenses such as rent, utility bills, security deposits, etc.
- Transportation: Monthly bus passes, plus cab, van or bus rides to medical appointments.
- Case Management: Assessment, planning, assistance in linkage to services and advocacy, provided for persons with AIDS or HIV-related symptoms.
- In-Home Aide Services: Limited service for those unable to care for their own needs due to their illness.
- Supportive Housing: Provided for those with full-blown AIDS who can no longer live on their own but who do not need a nursing home or hospital.
Who is Eligible?
Residents of Frederick County who are HIV positive and who have low or moderate income may be eligible for one or more of the services listed. Low or moderate income is defined as:
You will need to provide proof of your income and HIV status. Persons who are not eligible for direct services can call for more information about a range of other programs both in Frederick County and nationwide. To apply please call 301-600-2465.
- Please call 301-600-2465 for the income limits.