Hospice, Housing & Support Services

Hospice

Doug’s House is a five-bedroom residential hospice for people in the final stages of AIDS-related illnesses. Short-term intensive respite care is also provided on a space available basis.

Housing

We operate three transitional housing programs for people living with HIV and AIDS. Experienced social workers help residents apply for permanent housing and achieve their personal goals of independent lives.

Support Services

Hospice and Housing is an integral part of what we offer, but there’s so much more. The journey for residents to independent living and recovery is made possible by an exhaustive list of wrap-around social services that Project Transitions makes available to everyone in our programs:

Hospice Program Services include:

  • Full-time social worker on premises
  • Counseling case management
  • End of life planning; wills, DNRs, funeral
  • Full-time nurse at Doug’s House
  • Private room
  • Cable/ Internet/ WiFi
  • Oversight of medical care
  • Daily check-ins
  • Physical assessment
  • Wound care
  • Medicine refills and ordering; adherence counseling
  • Transportation to and from appointments/ companionship and advocacy
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks for hospice patients
  • Full hoilday meals and community celebration events
  • Family counseling
  • Connect clients and family members to case management, therapy, food pantry, dental services, STS carts
  • Develop medical care plan with client and team (doctor and family)
  • Medical education; diagnosis, labs, referral
  • Assistance with disability application
  • Resident memorials social activities among residents

Housing Services include:

  • Counseling
  • Medical education
  • Disease education
  • Resource education
  • Family counseling
  • Mental health support through check-ins and medical monitoring
  • Group counseling
  • Harm reduction planning
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Personal finance coaching
  • Career building skills
  • Employment resource referral
    Partner with permanent housing options including public housing, section 8, Foundation communities to bridge clients with safe, affordable permanent housing
  • Personal finance counseling
  • Introduce outside resources such as City of Austin Health Department workers
  • Social skills building
  • Independent living skills
  • Social activities such as crafts, BINGO, movies
  • Children programs such as “Kids Olympics” and holiday activities
  • Therapeutic gardening
  • Community engagement
  • Community center that is open to all residents in every program
    Full breakfast 6 days a week: Mondays- Saturdays
  • Computer lab
  • Resident center phone for resident use
  • Capital Area Food Bank pantry onsite

Residents are required to develop a plan of exit from day one and we help them stay the course. Monthly meetings are scheduled with housing case managers to monitor progress, develop strategies to achieve independent living and to address areas of need.

Thrift

Top Drawer Thrift is open to the public and provides an extensive voucher program for people living with HIV and AIDS.

Project Transitions News

October 12, 2012

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  • Project Transitions
  • PO Box 4826
  • Austin Texas 78765
  • 512 454 8646