For more than 37 years, AIN has, and continues to address the practical and healthcare needs for the most vulnerable, at-risk, and diagnosed North Texans. We provide multiple programs and wrap around support services, as we connect Clients to life-sustaining resources. Through our affiliation with AHF, AIN has created a shared site that offers some of the most comprehensive services available at one location in Dallas. Clients can now access on-site healthcare that includes a full medical clinic and complete pharmacy. AIN is an integral part of the HIV healthcare and prevention services that are provided in the North Texas region.
“If it had not been for AIN, I might not have survived...”
David, AIN Client
Our Clients and Communities
- We serve over 1,60 diagnosed men, women, teens and children.
- Our Clients tend to be low-income, most living below the poverty level. 64% are African American, 18% Latinx, 18% Anglo and other ethnicities.
- Over 25% are women; half are homeless or housing insecure; all need funded services and care, and our services are provided at no cost to Clients.
- Through culturally competent programs and targeted initiatives, 85% of the affected individuals we reach are people of color, especially African American and Latinx.
Helping People Stay in Care. AIN helps Clients to meet their medical care and other needs to improve their health, circumstances, and achieve better quality of life by providing programs that ensure access to comprehensive services.
Recognizing Treatment as Prevention. Helping Clients with HIV remain in treatment, achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, which helps reduce the amount of virus in the community and helps stop the spread of HIV. U=U.
Ending the Epidemic. Delivering education, programs, and services, while creating strategic partnerships, collaborations, and sustainable prevention to help End the HIV Epidemic – EHE.
Programs and Healthcare Services
Transportation Program: provides monthly passes for the DART busses, trains, and TRE; as well as door-to-door van rides; and shared car rides (Lyft) for Clients to reach medical care, maintain ongoing healthcare, and to have access to a broad range of support services in Dallas and North Texas.
Daire Center: offers a center-based wellness program of non-medical support for Clients providing stabilization, socialization, skills-building, respite care, activities, advocacy, and builds community in a safe and welcoming space.
Nutrition Program: provides breakfast and lunch daily for Clients experiencing food insecurity. Meals prepared by our Chef are specifically designed to support the nutritional needs of persons living with HIV. Sharing the Daire Center space, our facility features a commercial-grade kitchen and socially distanced dining.
Case Management, Medical Case Management, and Referral for Healthcare: provides Client intake, assesses needs, enrolls Clients into programs and services, assists with applications and recertification, collaborates with clinics and physicians, develops care and treatment plans, provides referrals and links to healthcare, advocacy, and assists Clients in navigating the system of care.
Linguistic Services: provides Spanish language interpretation and translation services for Spanish-speaking Clients, their families or Caregivers, and other Dallas and North Texas service providers.
Prevention Services: provides outreach, health education, HIV and STI education, linkage to HIV testing and counseling, and referrals to medical providers for medical treatment, medications, and continuing healthcare. Collaborates with ending the HIV epidemic (EHE) initiatives, as well as a broad range of other service providers.
Healthcare Center and Pharmacy: Through AIN’s affiliation with AHF, our Clients have access to a full medical clinic and complete pharmacy on-site, and can choose to receive comprehensive healthcare in one location. AIN also provides the corresponding medical case management to Clients of the AHF clinic.
“Finding AIN was like finding a Best Friend to help...it has made me a better person.”
Fred, AIN Client
Unrestricted funds, like the gifts we receive on North Texas Giving Day, provide support for AIN to sustain programs not fully funded by grants.
AIN works to prevent the spread of HIV and serves persons living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations.
Core Values - Service, Respect, Inclusion, Collaboration and Compassion
Vision - to offer HOPE and to HELP create a world without HIV
“Day n’ night…I rest. Midnight I dream.
Deep down inside…I thank AIN for keeping me alive”
Buck, AIN Client
AIN capitalizes Client Community, and Caregiver as a form of respect.