Support Services

If you are a person living with HIV/AIDS or are concerned about someone who is, our services may be helpful to you. We believe that people living with HIV/AIDS deserve compassionate support and accurate information to assist them to make informed choices to managing their own health.

If you have any questions about support services, please email Jim Watkin, our Support Worker:

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Counselling

The Support Services Program offers a safe, non-judgmental, caring and confidential environment for persons living with HIV/AIDS and for their families, friends, and partners. Our counselling service will offer a continuum of support services and we will assist you in assessing your needs.

Practical Support

We will do our best to ensure that you receive the service that best suits your needs. This may include our volunteer drive program to medical appointments, limited financial assistance, home and hospital visits and we may be able to help you to access medication and vitamins.

Complementary Therapy

Personal self-care is an important aspect of achieving balance and wellness. We are now offering Yoga for Beginners classes. It's easy to register, all information you will need is on our main page. We are looking for other Complimentary Therapies to enhance our programming so please visit this page often for updates.

Benefits Counseling and Advocacy

Support Service recognizes that filling out government forms can be an overwhelming task at times. Support Services will assists people living with HIV/AIDS in understanding and accessing benefits such as Trillium, ODSP, CPP, Ontario Works.

Support Groups

Support groups can often reduce feelings of isolation and are a great venue to meet other like-minded people.Specific support groups are offered in response to demand.Suggestions and ideas for groups are always welcome.

Treatment Information

Support Services will help facilitate access to current treatment, complimentary therapies, clinical trials and other related issues.

Referrals

To ensure that you will receive the best possible care, we will match individuals to the most appropriate community services.  

Social Hour

A drop-in every Monday from 2 to 4pm in the drop in in the ARCH reception area. Come and enjoy some snacks while connecting with new and old friends.

Share stories, make plans,  and have some fun.

For more information please contact Gary at (519) 515-0699 or email housing@archguelph.ca

Movie Nights 

Come out and enjoy a night watching a great new release on our new large screen LCD television. Join us for great food, a few laughs, a few tears, maybe a scare or two. Movie night is the last Tuesday of the month, starting at 6pm. 

Call Gary at 519-515-0699  to confirm your attendance.
Hope to see everyone there!