Callen-Lorde’s Care Coordination Department supports patients receiving care at Callen-Lorde, whether it is for primary care, sexual health care, TGNB Gender Affirming Care, or HIV care. We provide intimate, personalized services for patients who need help navigating the health care system, social services systems, and other areas that impact a person’s quality of life. The Care Coordination Department provides comprehensive health promotion services to help increase health literacy knowledge and self-efficacy. Lastly, the Care Coordination Department is a powerhouse of comprehensive resources. The department is supported by a variety of grants, including those from the Federal, State, City, Local City Council, and private foundations.
Having grants that support our work has pros and cons since grants inform us of the parameters/boundaries of the patient care work we do. While this creates a hurdle, Care Coordination continues to connect patients to the appropriate resources to meet the needs of patients in creative ways. Below are external resources that our patients can check out.
- Old School – Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse
- This Chair Rocks
- The Well Project
- Older Adults’ Equity Collaborative
- Sage – Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders
- National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
- MHP Salud
- Center for Healthy Aging
- UCLA – LGBT Aging
- American Society on Aging
- Coalition on Aging LGBT
- Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults
- Griot Circle
- NYC Department for the Aging
- Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
- Spanish Speaking Elderly Council
- Sage Serves
- Medicare & Transgender Older Adults
- Silicon Injection Fact Sheet
- Medicare Advantage Plan Details
Food Assistance/Food Insecurity
- Why Hungry – Find Food
- NYC Generation – LGBTQ Food Assistance
- NYC Office of the Aging – Food and Meals
- MTA Reduced Fare Program: If you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for reduced-fare travel on MTA subways and buses. Call 719-243-4999
- Department of Transit, Aging Services
- Choice Pantry Program – Offers fresh, culturally appropriate and nutritious food free to participants who qualify. The pantry packages supplemental grocery packages in five food categories: protein, dairy, grains, fruits and vegetables. Allocations proportional to the number of individuals in the family and provided every two weeks.
- Hot Meals Program – Provides hot, nutritionally balanced meals to guests as well as Brown Bag lunches which include a sandwich, snack and beverage every Saturday and Sunday.
- Nourish Program – Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) aims to increase health in individuals who are 60 years of age or older and have low income by providing nutritious food choices from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This program allows seniors to receive food on a monthly basis. The program includes guidance for preparing nutritious meals, dissemination of nutrition and health information by nutritionists, and a referral to health care and social service agencies for other needed services.
- Call 917-982-2564 to learn more.
- Home-Delivered Meals – Medically tailored meals are individualized to a person’s medical and nutritional situation. They are designed Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to provide nourishment, promote recovery and aid in the management of various heath conditions. God’s Love We Deliver uses fresh, quality ingredients to craft wholesome meals that are free of preservatives and fillers. All meals are freshly cooked in our kitchen a quickly blast-chilled and frozen to maintain meal quality and taste.
- Contact 212-924-8102 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- Keith Haring Food Pantry Program – The Short-Term Pantry (also known as the emergency pantry) provides shelf stable, ready to eat foods to individuals in need of immediate or emergency food assistance. Short-term pantry bags are available to anyone in need, regardless of HIV status. Short-term pantry bags are distributed in addition to fresh produce at GMHC On the Go every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm from the agency lobby. The Long-Term Pantry is a coordinated food assistance and nutrition education program that aims to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. You must be a GMHC client to participate in Long-Term Food Pantry programs.
- Contact 212-367-1133 or email@example.com to learn more.
- The Momentum Project – Provides communal meals and grocery bags as well as housing advocacy, harm reduction services, and supportive counseling.
- Based in Rockland County, they provide workshops on Eat Smart and Managing Food Dollars.
- This website provides a comprehensive list of food pantries in Rockland County.
- For decades, People to People has been assisting our community’s most vulnerable families, anxious seniors and worried veterans.
- Based on Rockland County, contact 845.623.4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The task force ensures households are fed with healthy options by keeping local pantries and food distribution efforts stocked. They also work to connect food insecure people to a wider array of social services.
- Contact BCFoodTaskForce2020@gmail.com to learn more.
- They provide emergency food programs in addition to weekend snack pack meals and homelessness prevention resources in Bergen and Passaic County.
- The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
- Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children, Passaic County, New Jersey
- Focus on: education and training to help women enter the workforce while offering after-school and Saturday programs that help children and teens excel in school, enter post-secondary education and training, and succeed in a career. We continue to offer women and children hot meals, emergency food bags, clothing and the help of three on-site social workers.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
CUMAC, Passaic County, New Jersey
- CUMAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding people and changing lives. Our team works to alleviate hunger and its root causes for those in need in Paterson, Passaic County and northern New Jersey. The Community Closet is a resource for both disaster recovery and building the self-sufficiency of neighborhood residents. The Community Closet provides clothing and household items free of charge to victims of domestic violence, house fire, natural or other disaster in order to lessen the financial burden of their circumstance.
- Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Person to Person, Connecticut
- Person to Person manages and executes critical programs every day that transform the lives of their clients. Their diversity of programs focus on the well-being of clients and the community is part of what makes P2P unique. Essential needs are more than food and housing; it’s about the well-being of the individuals and families served.
- They help with removal proceedings, asylum cases, green card applications, citizen applications, and healthcare benefit access.
- Contact 212.613.5000 to learn more.
- They help with citizen applications, DACA, green cards, U visas, ESOL, and citizen classes.
- Contact 718.508.3091 to learn more.
- The Legal Aid Society of Rockland’s Civil Division provides legal representation to clients whose income is within 200% of the poverty level in: evictions, foreclosures, cases involving clients’ right to receive public assistance benefits, immigration matters, bankruptcies, and divorces. In addition, lawyers in Children’s Rights Division (CRD) represent children in family court proceedings involving, abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, PINS, custody and visitation, family offenses, termination of parental rights, and foster care placements.
- Contact 845.634.3627 to learn more.
- They help with xAdjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions, Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
- Contact 845.942.5791 to learn more.