Dimock Community Care Centerís HIV Services emerged in 1991 amidst a clear need in the community for AIDS-related services and was designed to reach a cross-section of people of color at varying risks for HIV/AIDS. Today, prevention and education staff, Case Managers, a Primary Medical Staff, as well as Dimock Substance Abuse and Mental Health departments work together to address the issues of those in our community who are at risk as well as those who are living with the virus that causes AIDS.
Dimockís Community Care Center provides a number of support services for individuals infected or at risk of becoming infected with HIV/AIDS. The following are a list of current programs in the center. For general information, please call 617-442-8800, x1324.
Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project (BPFAP) is a program involving several Boston area health and human service agencies. It offers complete medical care, child care, transportation for medical appointments and support groups, housing assistance and referrals to women and children living with AIDS. For information, please call 617-442-8800, x1331.
Case Management Services help those living with HIV/AIDS take better care of their health and organize their lives for the benefit of all those around them. For information, please call 617-442-8800, x1324.
HIV Counseling and Testing is available on a confidential basis. All services are available in English and Spanish, both by walk-in or appointment. For information, please call 617-442-8800, x1327.
The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) provides health education and referrals to the Substance Abuse population, African American and Latino HIV positive clients involved in the criminal justice system. For information, please call 617-442-8800, x1123.
Risk Reduction Education and Adherence Counseling for Health Promotion (RREACH) targets the minority, prison re-entry population at risk for acquiring HIV/Hepatitis and addiction disorders. Call ext. 1584.