STATEWIDE HIV PROGRAM

Our 60-day treatment program is the only residential program in Texas specifically designed to treat HIV-positive men and women seeking treatment for substance abuse problems. After the full 60-day treatment, the majority of our clients leave with viral loads so low that the virus is undetectable.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

During their stay, our clients attend 2 hours of group therapy a day as well as individual meetings with our counselors. Therapy sessions focus on education and processing thoughts and emotions during recovery and learning how to work through recovery in a healthy and positive way while unlearning negative habits picked up during their addiction. Techniques includes evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coping strategies. 

 

Clients work on creating a daily routine and normalizing functions outside of addiction and prepare for long-term recovery and personal stabilization outside of the unit. In addition to learning life skills and creating routines, our staff and volunteers provide our clients with recreational activities and introductions to sober activities that will help fill the void that substance use has left in many of our clients’ lives. Staff members work with the clients to make external medical appointments and accompany the clients to those appointments.

 

An important part of our Statewide program is our HIV+ education and training. Individuals who are living with HIV have their immune systems compromised in ways that others do not. Clients who have a substance abuse problem may be at higher risk to contract and spread HIV if they share needles. It is important that our clients understand the heightened risks associated with living with HIV, which our program addresses. Mandated training videos and sessions accompany our Statewide clients as they go through treatment and understand what it means to be HIV positive.

 

Our clients also have the opportunity to meet with our Recovery Support Services specialists while on the unit. This talented team of peer coaches help clients make a plan to maintain sobriety after the 60-day treatment and find solutions to other environmental and systemic issues that may have led to the initial substance abuse, such as homelessness and unemployment. Their support helps clients continue to be engaged with treatment, access services and sustain recovery. 

 

Our program also includes family systems counseling, which involves family members, partners, and clients’ children, as appropriate.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Please contact our statewide HIV office at 214-941-3500 for additional information on admission to the statewide HIV program.

Please bring the following items for your stay:

  • Hygiene items (soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush, and toothpaste)

  • Books (books to read, notebooks, etc.)

  • If you smoke; an unopened pack of cigarettes

  • Shower shoes

  • Seven sets of clothing

These items are NOT allowed while on the unit:

  • Alcohol or drugs of any kind not prescribed by a doctor (this includes items that include alcohol such as face washes or scrubs and hand sanitizer)

  • Any drug or alcohol paraphernalia (including brands and logos on items and clothing)

  • Gang or group paraphernalia (including colors, insignias, pins, or other items)

  • Weapons of any kind

  • Personal electronics (cell phones, televisions, or pagers during non-designated times)

  • Candles and incense

  • Hats and sunglasses

Homeward Bound provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner for clients in the residential programs. 

Property can be dropped off at the front desk on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Our nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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VISITING HOURS

Residential Visitation for Men’s, Women’s and the HIV Statewide Program is on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have never visited before, you must attend the thirty-minute orientation that starts at 2:30 p.m.