AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) has been approved for $1 million to support its Seasoned Survivors program.
The funding was allocated by The Tarrant County Commissioners Court as part of $35.5 million to improve public health and wellness, revitalize the economy, and strengthen the community from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 35 projects were selected and will be funded through the County’s American Rescue Plan Act Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF) Program.
AOC will use the money to provide specialized care for those ages 55 and up who are living with HIV.
Seasoned Survivors is a group for individuals who have been HIV positive for 10 or more years. Participants explore the experience of having survived HIV for more than a decade, as well as the effects and challenges faced during those years. The program addresses being proactive with physical and emotional health, and discusses the current trends in HIV treatment. Individuals in the program are also guided to find ways they can utilize their experience to help the greater HIV community.