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AIDS HIV Services Group, Inc.

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • http://asgva.org/

Mission Statement

The mission of ASG is to build community for those living with, affected by or at risk for HIV or AIDS.

Main Programs

  1. CHARLI: Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates
  2. HRYA: High Risk Youth and Adult
  3. CHT: Community HIV Testing
  4. RTR: Ready to Respond
  5. Ryan White Part B
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

AIDS/HIV Services Group (ASG) provides a comprehensive system of support to individuals and families living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV or AIDS in the Northwest Region of Virginia. Through a diversity of programs, we provide direct services in a 22-county area with specific targeted programs based on the specific needs of those we support.

ruling year

1989

Dr.

Self-reported

Peter G DeMartino

Keywords

Self-reported

AIDS, HIV, Substance Abuse, Education, Prevention,

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Also Known As

ASG

EIN

52-1602516

 Number

7077883507

Physical Address

315 10th St. NE

Charlottesville, 22902

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

AIDS (G81)

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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ASG provides supportive services to those living with HIV/AIDS, offers prevention education focused on high risk populations to stop the spread of this disease and promotes awareness and a compassionate response in the general public. Our goal is to advance our clients beyond the limitations of HIV or AIDS and enable them to live full lives despite the disease.  We promote skills and support structure building activities for people living with, affected by or at risk for HIV or AIDS.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

CHARLI: Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates

·        
Program for
incarcerated individuals nearing release
·        
Pre-release 6
sessions Health Education and Risk Reduction (HERR)
·        
Post-release
Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS) 
ASG Staffing: Emily Johnson

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

People With Aids (pwas)

Adults

Offenders/Ex-offenders

Budget

$118,000.00

Program 2

HRYA: High Risk Youth and Adult

·        
Outreach
to high risk youth 16-24

·        
Individual
Level Intervention (ILI) for high risk youth and HIV Positive Individuals and
their Families

·        
Outreach
to HIV+

ILI for HIV+

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

People With Aids (pwas)

Adults

Budget

$55,000.00

Program 3

CHT: Community HIV Testing

Community HIV Testing is a Virginia initiative that locates HIV screenings among the populations most at risk for HIV. ASG is one of only five contracted agencies in the Commonwealth with the Virginia Department of Health to provide this vital service. As the contracted CHT provider for the Northwest Region of Virginia, ASG provides HIV testing and counseling to more than 1,500 at risk individuals in the 24 counties that make up the Northwest Region.  
 
ASG
Staffing: Chris Barnett, others as needed

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Gays/Lesbians

Budget

$85,000.00

Program 4

RTR: Ready to Respond

Our Ready to Respond program is a comprehensive mental health, substance abuse and HIV prevention program for African American women which includes testing, individual and group level interventions and Environmental Strategies. Geared to reduce the impact of HIV for African American women in rural Central Virginia, RTR works with women with addictive behaviors and a history of incarceration to reduce their risk of HIV and provides integrated services for those women and their families living with HIV. Additionally, our Environmental Strategies enables us to provide significant support to the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition which works to establish connections to mental health services for those in need. 
ASG
Staffing: Care Coordinators, Health Educator, Outreach, Mental Health Clinician

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers)

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 5

Ryan White Part B

·        
Psychosocial
programming for HIV+ to include services and ILI and Group Level Interventions
(GLI)

·        
Mental
Health Counseling (individual)

Substance Abuse Counseling (Individual and
Group)
 
 ASG
Staffing: Care Coordinators; Mental Health Clinician

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Adults

People With Aids (pwas)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$61,606.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

AIDS/HIV Services Group (ASG) provides a comprehensive system of support to individuals and families living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV or AIDS in the Northwest Region of Virginia. Through a diversity of programs, we provide direct services in a 22-county area with specific targeted programs based on the specific needs of those we support.

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Funding Needs

Like many ASOs, our future is uncertain due to both fiscal and cultural realities. As HIV becomes recognized as more of a chronic illness requiring a lifetime of disease management practices, the funding which was once available to ASOs is more and more limited. Perhaps more concretely, the restrictions on funding at the state and federal level which target certain populations, or areas of the country or state, or places limits on who we can serve dependent on financial needs, will never truly allow us to craft an effective, community-wide response to ending the impact of HIV in our local area. Unfortunately, HIV is perceived as being less of a threat to community health than it once was. This has changed our visibility in the community, and the community's response to those we serve. Here in rural Virginia, stigma is what it was 20 years ago with little or no progress. Based in ignorance, this stigma is responsible for ruining countless lives. ASG continually develops innovative responses to apathy and stigma. It has most recently been active in moving beyond the closed conversations among ASOs and is beginning to engage other strategic partners.

Affiliations + Memberships

Chamber of Commerce

United Way Member Agency

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AIDS/HIV SERVICES GROUP
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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AIDS HIV Services Group, Inc.

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Dr.

Peter G DeMartino

BIO

Peter DeMartino, PhD, currently serves as Executive Director of AIDS/HIV
Services Group (ASG) in Charlottesville, VA. ASG has served persons
living with HIV and AIDS in the Charlottesville Metropolitan region for
almost twenty-five years by providing life-supporting services as well
as programming for our community aimed at preventing new HIV infections
in our region and ensuring access to care for persons living with HIV.
Mr. DeMartino comes to ASG from Palm Springs, CA where he has worked for
the Desert AIDS Project (DAP) in program development and quality
improvement. His work at DAP involved community organizing and needs
assessment, public policy development and public and foundation funding
strategies. Mr. DeMartino has extensive experience working with HIV and
AIDS including serving on the Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)
Caucus and Board of Directors for the Communities Advocating Emergency
AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition. He has served as a member of the
California State Office of AIDS Community Planning Group (CPG) and also
as a grant reviewer for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) HIV prevention grants. Mr. DeMartino has been an active agent in
the recent reauthorizations of the Federal Ryan White Legislation. He
holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago and brings experience
and expertise in advocacy, programming, and support for persons at risk
for and living with HIV and AIDS. He has presented nationally on
program development, healthcare advocacy, and Positive leadership.

STATEMENT FROM THE Dr.

"While the City of Charlottesville offers the individuals and families we serve exceptional opportunities to access services and maintain a high quality of life, those we serve are impacted by the broader cultural, geographic, and economic determinates of health experiences in the South. Our goal at ASG to move our clients beyond the limitations of living with a chronic disease or the behaviors that may put them at higher risk for contracting HIV. For the past 25 years, ASG has witnessed the impact of HIV and AIDS in our community. We recognize that for many people with HIV, mental health, substance abuse and homelessness may also impact their lives. For others, HIV is part of a deeper social injustice - ingrained in much deeper cultural norms that promote racism, homophobia and sexism. We remain committed to providing intensive support services when necessary in a welcoming environment while offering the tools to help those we serve allow our assistance to be a transformative catalyst in their lives.  It is our deep belief, that the individual transformations we facilitate will be reflected in changes in our community which will one day allow us to close our doors as our community, as a whole, develops a deeper response to the HIV crisis."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Matt Joslyn

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