ABOUT RAIN

VISION: RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community.

MISSION: RAIN empowers persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.

 

RAIN is one of the largest HIV nonprofits in the Carolinas providing direct client services and is widely recognized for its unique model and expertise in working with persons living with HIV and those at risk. RAIN integrates the wisdom and voices of those infected with HIV in the planning and delivery of services. As a result of their work, they inspire and empower more people to live, open more minds, and help our community to live stigma free.

  • Medical Case Management*: Assisting adults living with HIV (ages 25 and older) in obtaining community resources necessary for maintaining good health and eliminating barriers to effective treatment.

  • EPY (Empowering Positive Youth)*: Providing compassionate care to youth living with HIV (ages 13 to 24) with peer counseling, referrals to support services, medical case management, education on HIV/STI prevention and support in learning to live with HIV.

  • ACA Enrollment*: Assisting Ryan White eligible individuals in successfully navigating the health insurance options to meet their unique medical needs, along with providing financial assistance for premiums and other out of pocket costs. 

  • Counseling Services: Providing on-site mental health support to clients as they work through issues related to a HIV diagnosis, anxiety, depression, trauma and substance abuse.

  • PrEP Program (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)*: Connecting HIV negative people to a prescribing physician to obtain medication and implementing risk reduction techniques to reduce the risk of exposure to HIV.

  • HIV/STI Testing*: Offering free and confidential testing through community events, by appointment and Wednesday evenings in our Uptown office (5 to 7 PM) in partnership with the Health Department.

  • Support Groups: Offering support groups for adults (open group) and youth (closed group) living with HIV.

  • Awareness & Prevention Education*: Providing free programs to educate the community on HIV/STI prevention and promote the end of HIV stigma including community presentations, classes and information booths.

Learn more and get involved by visiting our website at www.carolinarain.org.

* services provided in Spanish

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