Program areas at Rainbow Health Minnesota
Client services Minnesota aidsline: provides information about hiv and referrals to hiv-related services in Minnesota through in-person, phone, text and web-based services. Available for people living with hiv, friends, partners, families, service providers, and others wanting information about hiv or resources. Telephone interpretation services available in many languages. Through its quick connect process, they also provide short-term assistance to persons who are newly diagnosed with hiv, new to Minnesota, or not currently receiving care with information on services available in the community. Case management: provides assistance to individuals living with hiv to access resources including Health insurance, medical care, and financial assistance to maintain Health and meet basic living needs. Case management is provided to eligible residents of the twin cities area and duluth. Financial assistance: provides emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage, security deposits, utilities, medical care, Health insurance premiums, and food to eligible people living with hiv. Transportation: provides transportation for people living with hiv in the twin cities metro through taxi and/or bus passes. Includes rides to doctors, medical clinics, speech and physical therapy, pharmacy, dental, hiv case management, and eye care. Health insurance and benefits counseling: assists people for public insurance programs with Health insurance navigation; and assists the public, with a specific focus on reaching people who identify as lgbtq+, people living with hiv who are not eligible for public insurance programs and people living in communities affected by hiv.housing: assists individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness to obtain and keep safe, affordable housing. They help find housing, educate on tenant's rights and responsibilities, and provide short-term rental assistance. We also advocate for policies that support access to affordable housing for people living with hiv and educate hiv providers about housing systems and alert them to affordable housing opportunities. Legal services: assists with hiv-related legal matters including public benefits denial, estate planning, housing and employment discrimination, workplace accommodation, debt and credit resolution, confidentiality, immigration, social security disability issues.
Advocacy & research aging initiative: leads a community-informed plan to improve the Health and well-being for lgbtq+ seniors and people aging with hiv by building connections, expanding options for quality care, advocating for public policy and through direct senior services. Public policy: advances policy priorities that help prevent new hiv infections, improve hiv services and care, and advance Health equity for lgbtq+ communities. The program works through community organizing, legislative advocacy, building coalitions and partnerships, and media advocacy. Research: conducts and promotes research on the Health of lgbtq+ communities and people living with hiv. Reports include voices of Health, and focused reports on the Health of Minnesota's lgbtq+ communities including youth, transgender and aging populations.legal advocacy: assists lgbtq+ people, especially transgender people, navigate questions about Health coverage for transition-related services. Advocate for clients who have been denied coverage before public and private Health insurance and providers.
Behavioral healthour behavioral Health team is committed to providing comprehensive, integrative mental Health, sexual Health, and chemical Health services from a trauma-informed, attachment-based, risk-reduction, and sex-positive perspective. We promote the Health and well-being of our clients while also celebrating the diversity of our community. We offer individual, group, relationship, and family therapy via in-person or teletherapy to clients for meetings with our staff upon request via a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. No client is turned away due to an inability to pay.peer support: our peer support programs foster community for those who are living with hiv. Herr day out focuses on female-identified individuals while positive link is focused on queer, gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. Each program works to create and sustain a healthy community through social interaction and Health education. They provide educational and social events in safe and supportive environments which helps link folks to medical Health, mental Health and social services as needed.
Education & prevention education and training: provides education and training for professionals and the community on a range of issues related to hiv, lgbtq+ Health and aging. Continuing education credits are offered for professionals for most courses. We also offer training to Health systems on the lgbtq+ standards of inclusion and the fundamentals of lgbtq+ care. Covidline: covid community coordinator hotline offers information about vaccines, testing sites, prevention, personal protective equipment (ppe), or other resources.pridealive: provides free hiv testing, Health sex education to transgender, gender non-conforming people, and nonbinary people as well as gay, bi, queer men and other men who have sex with men. Offers risk-reduction education, supplies, and support linking to and navigating Health servicestele-prep: provides online doctor visits, at-home labs, prep prescribed online and delivered to your doorall free. Prep is a once a day pill that prevents risk of hiv infection.syringe exchange: provides access to unused syringes, disposal of used syringes, overdose prevention, and awareness and use of pharmacies for purchase of clean syringes. Connects individuals living with hiv to medical care and services, provides hiv and hepatitis c risk assessments and free testing.shiftmn: fights for healthier lgbtq+ communities by severing ties with corporate tobacco through education, advocacy, social media, and policy. Offers leadership development for lgbtq+ youth.