FACES NY, Inc.
317 Lenox Ave., NYC, NY 10027
(212) 283-9180 (Phone)
(212) 865-4315 (Fax)
FACES NY is a multi-service organization that provides a client-centered, community-focused approach to serve individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, and its mission has expanded to include those affected by substance abuse, the mentally ill, adolescents, and others who need support. FACES NY’s services include supportive housing, case management, legal services, HIV prevention and AIDS education, and other programs.
Grant Project Information2009 HIV/AIDS Health Improvement for Re-entering Ex-Offenders Initiative (HIRE)
(212) 283-9180 ext 145
FACES NY will provide a coordinated system of care for 350 reentry offenders over a three-year project period. Prisoners in the New York State prison system have a higher rate of HIV/AIDS than the general population, and many of these prisoners have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. The project’s target population is primarily African American, Caribbean, and Latino male and female adult offenders, who will be released from a transitional facility located within the five boroughs of NYC and have been identified as being at risk of/diagnosed with HIV, a substance abuse, and/or mental health disorder. The project plans to provide a coordinated approach to screening and reentry planning, offer navigation through the HIV/AIDS treatment and care services environment, provide health and HIV prevention education and HIV Counseling Testing and Referrals Services, substance abuse pretreatment, assessment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and appropriate referrals to FACES NY programs and community partners to individuals returning from a correctional setting in the New York City area. The program expects the following outcomes:
- Eighty percent of all clients will have an increased awareness of navigating the healthcare and social service system,
- Sixty healthcare and social service providers will be linked to the reentry system of care,
- Eighty percent of all clients will be able to articulate their health and social service needs to their providers,
- Eighty percent of all clients will be referred to cultural and linguistic competent healthcare and social service providers.
Performance measures include, provision of comprehensive re-entry and supportive services and referrals, tracking of treatment adherence, service utilization patterns, client satisfaction, program effectiveness, target areas of improvements, fidelity of evidence-based practices, and feedback about services. Data collection tools such as focus groups and monthly meetings will be used to help in the evaluation. To evaluate the program, a Quality Assurance Committee will be responsible for internal audit evaluations in order to address any gaps in service delivery. Specifically, the committee will monitor on-going care assessment/evaluation and correction of clients’ problems.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project’s results most contribute:
- Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)