Community Referral Partners
Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) has offices in Arlington and Fairfax and serves as a comprehensive resource for those seeking services in:
- Social service case management (including food and health care assistance);
- Immigration legal and citizenship preparation service;
- Housing and home ownership;
- Financial literacy education;
- Workforce development; and
- Adult Education.
INOVA Juniper is Northern Virginia’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care. They offer comprehensive of primary medical care and mental health, substance abuse and case management services to HIV positive individuals.
Whitman Walker Health is community health clinic in Washington, DC. WWH began in 1978 as an organization dedicated to LGBT health. WWH has expanded to a comprehensive medical clinic with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care.
La Clinica del Pueblo began in 1983 as a free health clinic for Latino immigrants. Today, La Clinica is an integrated health clinic, which provided primary health care, mental health and substance abuse services, HIV/AIDS care and support; and health education and outreach.
Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) is working to bring about better community health and well-being by designing, implementing, and evaluating public health programs; providing technical assistance and training community health workforce. IPHI’s community health worker (CHW) program provides culturally-competent and linguistically-appropriate patient navigator services.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is the largest legal aid organization in Northern Virginia, helping thousands of clients each year in civil legal matters. We partner closely with other legal aid organizations, state and local bar associations, as well as the courts to serve the region’s low-income and neediest populations.
Shirlington Employment and Education Center serves as a base to numerous Latino day laborers who seek employment and language-appropriate vocational courses. NovaSalud, Inc. will reach a large portion of the Latino population at high risk for HIV, including those who are substance abusers (alcohol).
The Hispanic Institute for Blindness Prevention was established in 2003 to address the complex and challenging vision health needs of the underserved, uninsured, minority population. Now, vision health care serves as a conduit to address a variety of other health issues including wellness screenings for diabetes, hypertension, breast, cervical, colorectal cancer, and HIV/AIDS prevention. In the past two years, HIBP’s patient load has tripled which reflects the increasing health care needs of the diverse Latino population in Northern Virginia. HIBP has expanded its services with four health clinics throughout Northern Virginia. NovaSalud, Inc.’s partnership with HIBP provides us with access to a large population of underserved Latinos, many of whom are at high risk for HIV.
Gates of Ballston Community Center is a new community center opened in 2008 built within an affordable housing complex which serves a large Latino population. The community center offers after-school programs for students, teen programs, and family and adult workshops. There is also a computer room and party room available to all residents. NovaSalud, Inc. hosted a hugely successful National HIV Testing Day at this site with over 150 participants and nearly 40 HIV tests administered.
Community Services Board in Fairfax a are two locations of the public agency that plans, organizes and provides services for people in our community who have mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual disability.
Reston Drop-in Center is a safe and welcoming place for Northern Virginia residents who seek mental health supportive services.
Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic is the mid-Atlantic location of the national Phoenix House substance addiction treatment center which provides residential, transitional, and out-patient treatment.
Arlington A-SPAN homeless shelter provides life-sustaining services for Arlington’s homeless population.
Carpenter Shelter/David’s Place is a facility in the City of Alexandria which specifically focuses on meeting the basic needs of chronically homeless individuals. Services provided are: showers; laundry, locker facilities; phone and voice mail services; mailing address; case management; outreach services; and housing referrals
Rising Hope Mission Church provides faith-based services to the homeless and other in need in Alexandria.
Rainbow Tuesdays STD clinic (services provided in Alexandria City Health Department) isa screening clinic for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons. FREE, walk-in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis screening, HIV Rapid Test counseling and testing, and Hepatitis A/B (Twinrix) immunizations.
Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter A Volunteers of America Chesapeake emergency shelter for men and women. It is funded by Fairfax County and provides medical care; mental health services; substance abuse counseling; education and training; housing locator, and community case management.
Outdoor Community Locations There are countless outdoor locations where individuals at high-risk for HIV such as Hispanic day laborers gather. NovaSalud uses a mobile testing unit to maximize outreach to these transient populations. Among many others, these locations include the Culmore shopping plaza in Arlington, along Hummer Road in Annandale, and the Home Depot in Falls Church.