Jerusalem House strives to avoid duplication of services by collaborating with both AIDS service organizations and community agencies to meet our residents’ changing needs and provide valuable services to enhance their quality of life.
If they were not provided free of charge, these essential services would be out of the financial reach of our residents and Jerusalem House. The relationships we have established are vitally important for the individual resident as well as the homeless and AIDS communities.
Jerusalem House maintains written agreements with these collaborative partners:
Absolute Care – Provides medical care to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families
AID Atlanta – Provides case management services and access to local, state and federal government benefits and services for people living with AIDS
AIDS Legal Project (Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.) – Provides outreach visits to assist residents in non-criminal legal matters
Brenau University – Fieldwork placements from their Occupational Therapy Program provide occupational therapy to residents
Bright Horizons Foundation for Children – Creates “bright spaces” for the children where they can play and learn.
CHRIS 180 – Provides children, adults, and families with high-quality, trauma informed behavioral health services and support systems
Community Advanced Practice Nurses – Provides free physical, mental, and preventive health care
DeKalb County Public Library – Supports the ongoing literacy needs of the children and youth of Jerusalem House through tutoring, programs and other activities
Dress for Success – Provides professional attire and a network of support and career development tools to adult female residents
First Advantage-Choice PT – Provides criminal background checks on potential volunteers
Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta – Distributes essential furnishings to residents in need
Grady Infectious Disease Program – Provides health and intensive care services, including medications
H.E.R.O. for Children – Provides mentoring programs and events for the children of Jerusalem House
HUGS Recovery Center – Provides alcohol and chemical dependency rehabilitation to residents
Interdenominational Theological Center (Department of Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care) – Provides substance abuse and supportive services for residents on a referral basis. Provides pastoral care interns.
Mary Hall Freedom House – Provides in and out patient substance abuse treatment for female residents
National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities, Inc. (NAESM) – Educates residents on HIV/AIDS (education and prevention) and makes health care and social services available.
Open Doors – Provides housing referrals
Open Hand – Provides two healthy meals per day to qualified residents
Our House – Provides day care to resident children
Partnership of Greater Atlanta – Provides case management to residents
Positive Impact – Offers counseling and bereavement services for residents. Also facilitates support groups and play therapy for our children.
ProActive Management Consulting – Provides mental health and addiction counseling to qualified residents
Recovery Consultants of Atlanta – Provides mental health and substance abuse screenings and assessment for appropriate treatment development as well as medical care referrals
Someone Cares – Provides AIDS education, intervention services, and workshop facilitation to residents
Other Community Resources
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority fosters comprehensive health and wellness initiatives in the greater Atlanta community through agency-to-agency collaboration, solid corporate relationships and effective community outreach campaigns. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees appointed by the commissioners of Fulton and DeKalb counties, the Authority is committed to working to meet the healthcare needs of Fulton and DeKalb County residents.
Georgia AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) A state administered program that provides HIV/AIDS medications to low-income individuals living with HIV disease who have little or no coverage from private or third party insurance.
The Georgia AIDS & STD InfoLine provides toll-free assistance operated by AID Atlanta. This confidential, free service operates from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays. The toll free number is 800-551-2728. Their staff of Health Information Specialists is professionally trained in STD and HIV/AIDS information and prevention, communication skills and cultural diversity. Additionally, questions are answered via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GACAPUS (Georgia Care & Prevention in the United States) An online portal connecting Georgians with HIV treatment and care.
Georgia Relay (TTY 711) is a free public service that keeps Georgia connected by making telecommunication simple, dependable and convenient for people who have difficulty using a standard phone. Jerusalem House participates in the Georgia Relay Partner Program.
MARTA offers Reduced Fare Breeze cards to eligible senior citizens, persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders.The card allows you to travel at a reduced fare at all times.Reduced Fare Breeze Cards are good for both the bus and rail systems.
The Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta matches Atlanta-area nonprofits with transactional lawyers who can provide free assistance on a wide array of transactional legal matters.They serve nonprofits whose mission is to serve the underprivileged and disadvantaged in the Atlanta area. Their volunteer attorneys help nonprofits with such matters as drafting personnel policies, revising bylaws, and reviewing contracts.