Caracole provides prevention services as well as housing and supportive services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Southwest Ohio.
|Mission||Caracole’s mission is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS through housing, care and prevention.|
Shelter Plus Care
Shelter Plus Care serves more than 250 clients, caregivers and children, making is Caracole's largest housing program. It is a rent subsidy program offering a permanent housing solution for homeless individuals and families with an adult member living with HIV/AIDS. Caracole provides case management and supportive services to help these individuals and families find and maintain safe housing, stay together and live as independently as possible.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing is a rent subsidy program that serves HIV+ individuals who are considered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be 'unstably housed.' Similar to Shelter Plus Care, in addition to the rental subsidy, clients in our Permanent Supportive Housing program also receive comprehensive case management and referral services.
Short- Term Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU)
STRMU is a short-term, needs-based intervention to prevent homelessness and promote housing stability for individuals living with HIV/AIDS in our region. The objective is to assist HIV+ individuals with housing costs and support during HIV-related financial crises.
Medical Case Management
As part of our service-enriched programming, intensive case management services are provided to client in all of Caracole's programs in order to help limit barriers to accessing care and stabilize and improve health and well-being while empowering clients to become independent and live with HIV/AIDS.
Our pharmacy services are convenient and confidential. Caracole contracts with PharmBlue, a mail-order pharmacy that provides HIV and non-HIV medication to enrolled clients with automatic monthly refills and a 24/7 pharmacy help center. Through this service established by the 340B Drug Pricing Program, Caracole is able to offer co-pay assistance to all clients enrolled in our pharmacy services.