Fife House was instrumental in convening the Community Roundtable on HIV, Housing, Aging, Complex Care & Cognitive Issues in June of 2011, bringing together more than 50 agencies, funders, health professionals, government representatives and people living with HIV/AIDS.
In response to the report, Fife House submitted an application to the AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP), Public Health Agency of Canada for a multi-agency pilot project to begin to address gaps in services identified in the roundtable report. The proposal received funding in January of 2012.
Fife House is taking the leadership role in this exciting new project aimed at addressing gaps in service, changing care and support needs, and housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS who are aging, experiencing aging related illnesses, complex care, and cognition issues.
This two year pilot project is currently a partnership of seven agencies including Fife House (lead), McEwan Housing and Support Services, COTA Mental Health, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, and Sherbourne Health Centre. The Project completed a needs assessment in the Fall of 2012 and began intakes of qualified candidates in January of 2013.