TPAN was founded in 1987 at the height of the AIDS epidemic—we have been committed to serving the HIV-positive community since day one.
From this legacy, TPAN has developed a unique set of services for those living with HIV—assistance accessing medication, one-on-one and group counseling, case management, and housing assistance. Whether you are newly diagnosed, have been living with HIV for years, or are helping a loved one manage their care, TPAN offers a variety of services to support you in your journey to healthful living.
Case Management Services
Empowering our clients to live full, independent lives
Clients collaborate with case managers on service plans that address health goals and assist with applying for benefits, accessing emergency funds, identifying medical and social service needs, and facilitating appropriate referrals. If you need case management please call the AIDS Foundation of Chicago at 312-922-2322 to request services. You may request TPAN as your preferred agency.
Case managers at TPAN help people living with HIV obtain:
- medical care
- legal services
- child- and respite-care
- public benefits
- housing options
- support programs
- substance abuse and mental health treatments
- additional services through special programs
Connecting you to care
TPAN’s housing program helps Chicagoans living with HIV/AIDS maintain safe, stable, and affordable residential subsidies. To receive help through TPAN's housing program, individuals must complete an eligibility screening. To complete an eligibility screening, contact AIDS Foundation of Chicago or Chicago House to do so. Once the eligibility screening process is complete, eligible individuals will be assigned to a housing technician who will provide assistance with subsidy placement, housing re-certifications and help you create goal-driven plans to remain housed.
- Are HIV-positive and the head of household
- Can provide proof of household income, of any amount
- Live in a unit with a mortgage or rent payment at or below fair market value
- Complete the TPAN in-take process
Through our housing program we:
- Help by completing housing subsidy applications and re-applications, advocating on your behalf, and work to create goal-driven plans to remain housed
- Provide crisis prevention and intervention services to clients residing in a current housing subsidy
- Create greater accessibility to long-term housing options to strengthen housing stability and sustained health outcomes
Subsidized Tenant Empowerment Program (STEP)
Long-term support is available to eligible clients as reoccurring payments to a landlord to cover rent. TPAN can help assigned clients find subsidized units that can be applied to a currently-occupied unit. Long-term subsidy recipients are required to pay an adjusted portion of their income towards rental costs. Approved clients receive assistance 12 months per year with no definite ending period as long as he/she qualifies.
Emergency assistance is available through TPAN to low income individuals and families requesting immediate, temporary financial assistance with an incurred expense. EAP is a $250 maximum payment for an essential service, including rent, utilities, or a necessary appliance. Proof of bill or payment required. Client may only apply for EAP once every 12 months.
Housing and utility assistance is available through TPAN as a single payment to landlord or utility company. Approved requests may pay for one utility bill and/or security deposit or first month’s rent. Clients may only apply once every 12 months.
Short-Term Residency (Housing Assistance Program, HAP)
TPAN can facilitate short-term support is made available to mortgagors, as bi-monthly payments to cover mortgage and utility costs. Approved clients receive assistance for 1 year and may reapply annually. Clients may apply once every 12 months.
For more information about TPAN's housing program, contact Fonzy Treviño at 773-989-9400 x237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Assistance Clinic
Legal Days at TPAN
TPAN hosts weekly one-on-one legal assistance sessions with an on-site representative from The Legal Council of Health Justice (formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago). TPAN clients have the opportunity to speak with lawyer one-on-one about specific, immediate needs and receive appropriate referrals. These sessions are available on Thursday, 1 - 5 PM.
Clients can receive assistance with:
Legal assistance is available Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in clients can be seen if there is availability.
Visit the Legal Council's website for resources concerning AIDS-related laws, and to request assistance if you or someone you know has been discriminated against for your HIV status.
TEAM (Treatment Adherence Education Managment)
KNOWLEDGE. COMMUNITY. POWER.
Knowledge is power. And the knowledge that you are part of a connected community can give you strength. TPAN’s TEAM program empowers people living with HIV to: understand the basic science behind HIV infection; find/continue conscientious health care and begin/continue effective treatment; manage the infection and prevent secondary infection; explore personal issues surrounding HIV such as stigma and disclosure; and become advocates for self and/or community.
NEW VIRTUAL FORMAT in 2020: TEAM has been adapted and updated to create an online environment that is safe, supportive, and connected to you. The core components are in tune with the physical, medical, and emotional needs of HIV-positive individuals today. Best of all, TEAM is fun!
Registration is required to participate.
You ARE NOT ALONE
Looking to find your community? Whether you're searching for peer support or a therapeutic program facilitated by a licensed counselor, TPAN hosts a group meeting that will fit your goals and experience. Our groups provide community, information, perspective, and resources for those living with HIV.
TPAN hosts specific groups for:
- long-term survivors
- newly diagnosed
- HIV-positive Men over 45
- HIV-positive Women
- HIV-positive African American Men
- young HIV-positive men
- recovering substance users
- aspiring artists
- those looking to better understand their diagnosis
Groups meet regularly at TPAN's offices. To learn more about TPAN's group support for those living with HIV, review our full list of groups or contact Christina Joly, 773-989-9400 x 208