Our Programs are Free and Confidential
Our Support Services staff are skilled in answering questions, providing support and offering a number of programs and services to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to those affected by HIV/AIDS, including family, friends and loved ones.
If you’re interested in our programs and services or just have a question to make an appointment with our Support Services team.
If you want to ask a question, talk to someone or schedule an appointment please call, email or drop in to the Kingston office.
All our services are free and confidential. Self-referrals are encouraged. Our main office is located in Kingston. Our Regional Support Coordinator is also available to 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).
City and Regional Support
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. Support Coordinators provide the following confidential services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and also 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, the Regional Support Coordinator will meet you in your home or at a mutually agreeable location. The Regional Support Coordinator can also arrange for transportation to medical appointments outside your town or city.
Contact us for an appointment. All calls and emails are completely confidential.
The Prison Support Coordinator provides a range of support services to federal inmates living with HIV/AIDS at the Joyceville Correctional Centre, Bath and Millhaven Institutions and attached RTC facilities, Pittsburgh Institution, Collins Bay medium and max security, and the Frontenac Institution.
In addition, support services are offered to the Quinte and Brockville Provincial Prisons. The following confidential services are offered through the Prison Support program:
- Medical referrals and referrals to other community agencies
- Group work
- Networking with other community agencies
We 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.
Contact us for an appointment if you are HIV+. All calls and emails are completely confidential.