Our ServicesWe have many ways to help you - Living Well with HIV classes, Poz Café, Link Specialist Support, CareTeams, and more
Living Well with HIV Series
Our Living Well with HIV program is a variety of classes, presentations, and discussions that support individuals with HIV in becoming more active participants in their own physical, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing.
A two-part class, available quarterly, that connects people with food resources and teaches nutritional essentials such as food budgeting and healthier eating. Each class has a cooking demonstration, and participants receive a $50 food gift card upon completing both sessions.
A budgeting class, available quarterly, where participants learn about effective goal setting, tools to manage bills, building and repairing credit, banking, reducing debt, and more.
An ongoing series of classes, with a different topic of interest each month. Past topics have included end of life planning, sex and HIV, disclosure, and fitness and exercise. A meal is served at each class, and there is a gift card raffle.
For information on upcoming classes and to sign up, call the TIHAN office at 520-299-6647.
Since I connected with TIHAN and started attending the Living Well With HIV classes, I’ve met other people like me who have HIV, and the classes have been very valuable, giving me good resources and information – and helped me cope with some of the stresses of living with HIV.Manuel
Want to Learn More Or Take a Class?Please contact a Link Specialist volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).
Poz Café Lunch Program
Poz Café, TIHAN’s monthly lunch for people living with HIV, is an opportunity for you to get out of the house, take a break, meet other positive people, and enjoy great food! On the third Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm, volunteers from local faith communities provide a fantastic, delicious and nutritious lunch. This is followed by time to “hang out,” chat, participate in a game or two of bingo, enjoy our raffle of fun and useful gifts, and receive a CarePackage.
People living with HIV and one guest (18 or older) are invited. All attending the café are asked to honor the highest standard of confidentiality. To attend Poz Café, please RSVP by the Monday before the lunch by contacting a Link Specialist volunteer at email@example.com or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205). Limited transportation is also available for this event. Please call to find out more.
I like the luncheons because you get to see the same people each time, and it’s a great way to meet new people.Dave
A CareTeam is a group of two to four trained volunteers who work together to offer non-medical support to individuals living with HIV and their families. Team volunteers will help empower you to achieve goals that you set for yourself over a three-month period. CareTeam support may include:
- Emotional/social support
- Friendly visits and outings
- Telephone contact and reassurance
- Shopping and errands
- Companionship during appointments
- Emotional support for family members in the home
- Referrals to other available support services in the community
- CareTeams do not provide dispensing of any medication, skilled nursing care or hands-on personal care, professional counseling, or housekeeping services.
Whether serving as a lifeline to help CarePartners regain their strength and independence, or as a vital day-in/day-out support network during end-of-life transitions, CareTeams provide care and compassion, love and support.
Want Someone To Talk To Or Have A Question?
For more information on CareTeams and eligibility criteria, please contact a Link Specialist volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).
I didn’t want to take a ‘hand out,’ but it wasn’t given as a hand out. It was given as a gift.Georgeannie
A Care Package is a bag filled with toiletries and cleaning items that are donated by TIHAN member congregations and caring individuals.
Depending on availability, CarePackages may include items such as toilet tissue, paper towels, shampoo, soap, toothpaste/toothbrush, laundry detergent, deodorant, household cleaning supplies, and feminine hygiene products. Individuals living with HIV are eligible for one CarePackage per month.
You can pick up your CarePackage at Poz Café or through an appointment at the TIHAN office. Home delivery may also be arranged when necessary.
To request a Care Package, contact a Link Specialist volunteer at email@example.com or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).
More Sevices We Offer
TIHAN partners with other agencies in Tucson to be able to refer individuals living with HIV on a priority basis for financial assistance. Requests are accepted for help with specific expenses, such as rent and utilities. Once the request is approved by TIHAN, you will be referred to a partner for an expedited review through that agency’s financial assistance process.
To request transportation, contact a Link Specialist volunteer three full days in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205). All transportation is based on availability and may be dependent on funding.
Winter Holiday Programs
TIHAN partners with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) to provide additional support around the holidays to individuals living with HIV.
A fun, interactive event in December for families living with HIV who have children under 18. Children and parents can “shop” for new, donated gifts to give to their loved ones, enjoy making arts & crafts and playing games, and get their picture taken with Santa. For more information or to register for Family Day, please contact a SAAF Case Manager at 520-628-7223.
Poz Café Holiday Dinner Party and Dance
The Poz Café event in December is a dinner rather than a lunch, and is held at a different, larger location complete with a DJ and dance floor. This festive event, for adults living with HIV and their guests, features an elegant dinner buffet, holiday gifts, and tunes to get you moving! For information about this year’s holiday party, please contact a Link Specialist volunteer at email@example.com or 520-299-6647 (ext. 205).