Our Programs are Free and Confidential
HARS is a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive space where people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS can get support and build a community. We help advocate for social services you are entitled to.
Our Support Services team is skilled in answering questions, providing support, and offering several programs and services to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to those affected by HIV/AIDS, including family, friends and loved ones.
Support Coordinators provide the following confidential services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and to those affected by HIV/AIDS:
- Individual counseling (on issues of testing, sexuality, safer sex, living with HIV/AIDS, disclosure, and harm reduction)
- Health Promotion
- Information on treatments
- Referrals to agencies/services
- Practical services
- Support groups
- For people outside of Kingston, a Support Coordinator can also meet with you outside regular office hours and at locations in any of the communities we serve within our catchment area (Belleville to the west, Brockville to the east, and Sharbot Lake to the north).
We provide a range of support services to federal inmates living with HIV/AIDS at:
- Joyceville Correctional Centre
- Bath and Millhaven Institutions and attached Regional Treatment Centre (RTC) facilities
- Pittsburgh Institution
- Collins Bay Institution
- Frontenac Institution
- Quinte and Brockville Provincial Prisons
In addition to our support services, the Prison Support program may also assist with:
- Pre-release planning
- Housing applications
- Disability pensions
- General support for those infected, affected, or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and HEP C.
If you’re interested in our programs and services or just have a question; please call, email or stop by the Kingston office (844a Princess Street) to make an appointment with our Support Services team.
Self-referrals are encouraged.
Calls, emails and all of our services are free and confidential.