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Nearly 40% of all the persons in the District of Columbia with HIV are over 50 years old. To decrease the alarming rate of HIV infection among older District adults, TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Older Adults and HIV Prevention Program provides HIV prevention and education to older District residents and to adult service providers.TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Older Adults and HIV Program seeks to educate, offer testing, integrate linkages to care, train and support community providers.
TERRIFIC, Inc.’s outreach identifies partnerships with DCOA-supported Congregate Meal Sites, DC‘s Housing Authority, faith-based organizations, the Department of Parks and Recreation and numerous other Senior Community Networks and older adult settings to conduct ongoing education among older adults.
HIV Medical Case Management
Testing HIV-Positive is not a death sentence but ignoring the facts won’t make it go away. TERRIFIC, Inc., through the District of Columbia, Department of Health (DOH), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HASTA), provides medical case management services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s skilled case managers conduct assessments and perform case management services with the goal of assisting consumers in being medically compliant.
We can help in obtaining entitlement services, rental, medical and nutritional assistance and daily living activities (cooking, eating, home health care, cleaning and grooming services, etc.). Our goal is for consumers to thrive and live vibrant, active and healthy lives!
TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Grandma’s House® was the “first-in-the-nation,” international residential prototype for abused, neglected children, and families living with HIV/AIDS. Grandma’s House, founded in 1987, initially provided comprehensive, nurturing residential care homes for infants through thirteen year old children who are abandoned, abused, neglected, living with HIV/AIDS, prenatal drug-exposure or experiencing other bio-psycho-social problems. Since 2004 Grandma’s House® provided for youths 13-18 with same/similar problems as the initial program. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s initial involvement in serving people living with HIV/AIDS was through Grandma’s House, the-first-in-the-nation nurturing, residential program for infants and older children living with HIV/AIDS
The TERRIFIC Inc I, located two blocks from the U Street corridor, offers subsidized independent living for seniors 55 years and older and the TERRIFIC Inn II, in close proximity to Kennedy Street, N.W., offers spacious, subsidized and moderately priced housing for special needs populations. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s subsidized-housing program participants include senior citizens, low income individuals and needy families.
With DCOA funding, TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Ward One, Two and Four ADRC’s plan and deliver direct services (meals; nutrition education, health promotions and counseling; comprehensive assessments and case management; recreation and socialization services; caregiver respite and other services) to older adults and their families. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s goal is for seniors to age in place while living vibrant and active lives.
Our DCOA funded Congregate Meals Programs (Meals with Friends) are served in group settings five days weekly and Saturdays at Wellness Centers.
These meals comply with Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture. Our Homebound Meal Program delivers hot meals to elderly and disabled individuals who are unable to shop for and/or prepare food themselves, or travel to a site where a meal is being served. This service is also available on weekends. All meals contain one-third the recommended daily allowance of nutrients.