Managing the complexity of Living With HIV can be difficult. Case managers assist clients with insurance enrollment, medical scheduling and transportation, housing assistance, and referrals ranging from food assistance programs to mental health care. The goal of case management is to help individuals reach their optimal health.

Love Chambers and Tanya Greenman are our 2 certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists who happen to both be Registered Nurses. They provide a pressure-free program with proven methods to quit/reduce tobacco use.

Tanya and Love’s program recognizes that a safe and supportive environment where people are empowered to give up cigarettes according to their own terms is the most successful. For those not ready to quit altogether, experts recommend reducing the amount and frequency of smoking and our staff are here to offer support as well as concrete actions to choose from so the plan is as individualized as each person.

Please contact either Tanya at TGreenman@CARESswm.org/(269) 210-7579  or Love at LChambers@CARESswm.org/(269) 210-7575 to find out about the next meeting or schedule an appointment.

Telling people your HIV status can be challenging. People living with HIV often express anxiety about disclosing to family, friends, or potential partners. We are pleased to offer a three-session workshop called “Healthy Relationships.”  Each class is unique and offers a safe, supportive environment to discuss living with HIV.

We offer these sessions at both offices throughout the year and incentives are given for complete attendance. Contact Erwin at EWillhite@CARESswm.org or (269) 210-7569 for more information.

CARES has support groups at both offices. For information on Kalamazoo support groups contact Levi at LBerkshire@CARESswm.org or (269) 210-7574. For information on Benton Harbor support groups contact Beth at BLewis@CARESswm.org or (269) 210-7583.