Project Lazarus offers a caring, holistic, and structured clinical program for people living with HIV.
We provide support services that are designed to meet our clients unique and individual needs while growing their autonomy and independence. Our program emphasizes mental, physical, occupational, emotional, spiritual, and social health with the ultimate goal to achieve stable, permanent housing for each participant. Our program is designed to offer maximum accountability and support in the beginning, and to methodically yet individually increase flexibility within the Project Lazarus community as individuals engage more with the community-at-large. Participants may stay at Project Lazarus for up to two years, including independent living. On average, individuals stay less than 12 months until they move on to permanent housing.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
24/7 assistance; grocery shopping and home-cooked meals, chores and gardening, and medication support. Wellness education and activities. Information about and support for activities of daily living and housing-related maintenance. Employment readiness.
Assistance and support with transportation, income, SSI/SSDI benefits, connection to the state permanent supportive housing registry, community appointments, and medical care management.
Individualized treatment plans that include: in-depth psycho-social evaluations, mental health counseling and support, group therapies, crisis intervention, and substance use disorder counseling.
Project Lazarus has two residential buildings on a campus with gardens, water features, and communal areas. In addition to uniquely furnished resident rooms, all houses have common living areas and bathrooms, as well as family style kitchen where daily meals are prepared by our nutritionist. Our gardens form the physical core of our healing environment and residents have the opportunity to participate in our work readiness garden program.
Criteria for Admission:
- Living with HIV/AIDS
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Able to live independently in a community setting
- 18 years of age or older
- Willingness to address mental health and/or addiction recovery
To be admitted to Project Lazarus, potential residents or their representatives must:
- Complete a referral form
- Submit a copy of their insurance card and picture ID
- Submit a negative Covid test
- Schedule an intake interview
To make a clinical and confidential referral, please click here.