NEW BEGINNINGS


New Beginnings is a 16-bed transitional (90 days) housing program for individuals who are homeless and living with AIDS or other HIV-related illnesses. As soon as they enter the program, New Beginnings clients are linked to medical services for assessment and treatment. Clients are also assisted in improving daily living skills and overall functioning and in accessing more permanent housing. Medical and case management services are provided on-site and referrals are made for collateral services. New Beginnings helps clients to sustain independent living and increase their level of functioning and self-reliance. Case workers assess residents' social, medical, mental health, physical and psychosocial needs. Tenants receive assistance with finances, entitlements, substance abuse issues, daily living skills, socialization, and medical and legal matters.

New Beginnings – Admission Criteria
  • All clients must be referred by the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA).
  • All clients must have a diagnosis of AIDS (200 T cells and/or presenting with an opportunistic infection).
  • Completion of TB referral form including TB history, negative chest x-ray, and three negative sputum.
  • Client must be SSI or Medicaid eligible.
  • Client must be capable of, or have the potential for, taking care of themselves.
  • Client must not be in need of an intensive medical level of care requiring SNF/HRF services.

For additional information, contact:
Kimyarley Wynn, Program Director
212.491.1477, ext. 4219
kwynn@heritagenyc.org