P.O. Box 3865 Lafayette LA
Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. (233-AIDS) (Concern, Aids, Relief, Education, Support) provides the following services the HIV/AIDS population of Acadiana: Care Coordination, Dental Care, Drug Reimbursement, Health insurance Reimbursement, Mental Health Therapy/Counseling, Day or Respite Care, Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (rent, utilities, medications, food and transportation), Food Bank/Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, community resource referral, application assistance, physician linkage, psychosocial support, educational workshops, substance abuse treatment/counseling, holiday food and gift baskets, hospital visitation, massage therapy, AIDS hotline, free HIV testing, prevention counseling and referral, community education, street outreach activities, newsletter, printed resources, a resource library and a client resource room with a computer and Internet access.
Contact Name: Claude Martin
Cost of Services: None; donations always accepted
Eligibility Requirements: Proof of HIV, resident of Louisiana, income below 200% poverty guideline