Programs for People Living with HIV
Iris House was founded specifically for women living with HIV and their families. Over the course of the last 25 years, our programs have diversified in their audience, but we still work to maintain a gender specific approach to our work, ensuring that we meet people where they are and help individualize their own treatment and support plan.
Some of our larger programs have their own pages here on our website. Click below for more information on
Food and Nutrition Programs
Behavioral Health Services
Emotional Wellness Groups
In addition to those programs, we also offer specific group and individual interventions helping to reconnect people living with HIV to care and providing ongoing prevention education through the following programs:
WILLOW is a program for straight/ heterosexual women 18-50 years old living with HIV/AIDS and who have been infected with HIV for at least 6 months. WILLOW emphasizes gender pride, how to build trust with other women, how to work with difficult situations and becoming aware of other sexually transmitted infections, how to communicate with their partners about condom use, health and unhealthy relationships
ARTAS- is an individual-level, multi-session, time-limited intervention with the goal of linking recently diagnosed persons with HIV to medical care soon after receiving their positive test result. ARTAS is based on the Strengths-based Case Management (SBCM) model, which encourages the client to identify and use personal strengths; create goals for himself/herself; and establish an effective, working relationship with the Linkage Coordinator (LC). ARTAS helps clients overcome barriers to being successfully linked to medical care; aims to create a trusting, effective relationship between client and Linkage Coordinator; and helps to facilitate a client's ability to create an action plan for being linked to medical care.