Collaboration Statistics for 2005
We collaborate with many different entities (see our list of collaborators). Many of them provide statistics about the services they provide.
~ Working for Togetherness: HIV Testing Program ~
Our HIV/AIDS Prevention program addressed the needs of our homeless and impoverished clients by increasing knowledge of HIV status, providing HIV prevention education, and linking HIV positive clients to support, care, and treatment through HIV case management. Our HIV Case Manager provided
- HIV Case Management for HIV positive or high-risk clients
- Culturally appropriate HIV Prevention education for clients who were tested
- an HIV Support Group to offer encouragement and guidance people living with HIV or AIDS.
In addition to the HIV testing done in collaboration with Working for Togetherness between September and December 2005, Night Ministry provided 31 HIV tests to clients between January-August 2005.
~ Heartland Health Outreach Clinic ~
A nurse and a nurse practitioner from Heartland Health Outreach come on Wednesdays to the Marquard Center to provide primary medical care to our guests and offer referrals. Every other Thursday, a nurse and nurse practitioner visit the shelter to provide services to the women in the dorm. The numbers of clients seen by the Heartland Health Outreach Clinic nurses each month of 2005 follow:
~ Art Creativity ~
Since the fall of 2001, Brother Joe Manning, OFM, MA, has offered a weekly art creativity group to our guests. Br. Joe has an extensive background in helping people to express themselves through art. Brother Joe’s art sessions have helped our guests to trust us and to open up to us, key steps in establishing a successful case management relationship. The total attendance, per month, at his weekly sessions was as follows for 2005:
~ Shelter Linkage Project ~
Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph, Thresholds, and Chicago Health Outreach developed this project in conjunction with the Illinois Office of Mental Health. The Shelter Linkage Project (SLP) consists of two full-time and one part-time mental health outreach workers who work in collaboration with both shelter staff and Franciscan Outreach case managers to provide mental health services to our shelter guests. One of the mental health outreach workers also visits the Marquard Center each Wednesday. The following statistics represent the work that Shelter Linkage Project members did with Franciscan House guests during 2005:
The following are the monthly numbers of meetings that the Shelter Linkage Project members had with our guests on Wednesdays at the Marquard Center:
~ Rush Community Service Initiatives Program (RCSIP)
at Franciscan Homeless Shelter Clinic ~
Since 1991, students of Rush Medical School have been operating a weekly free clinic for the guests at Franciscan House through the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program. The clinic is staffed by volunteer teams of Rush medical students and supervised by volunteer attending physicians. We have not received the full-year statistics from Rush yet. The following represents the services that they have reported on in 2005.
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