APAIT

3055 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone Number: 
(213) 375-3830
Fax Number: 
(213) 553-1833
Agency Description: 

APAIT positively affects the quality of life for Asian and Pacific Islanders living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS by providing a continuum of prevention, health and social services, community leadership and advocacy to the Southern California region.

 
Services Offered

Case Management

Contact Person Info
Address: 
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(213) 553-1838
Languages Spoken: 
English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
Case Manager Referral Required?: 
No
Appointment Required?: 
Yes
Walk In Okay?: 
No
Program Description: 

HIV/AIDS Case Management services are client-centered activities through which services for persons living with HIV/AIDS High Risk are coordinated toward improving health outcomes and facilitating client self-sufficiency. The case manager acts as a liaison and advocates for clients to access service providers while educating the client on relevant information and available resources. Case manager assess and monitor the progress of the client on an on-going basis. They identify and address needs in areas relating to the client’s medical, psychosocial, environmental, financial, health education and risk behaviors. The primary goal of HIV/AIDS Case Management is to increase client self-sufficiency by providing quality services in the most efficient and effective manner possible to individuals with multiple and complex needs. Case manager strive to: ensure, that to the fullest extent possible, clients receive and maintain access to appropriate services to promote maximum quality of life, independence, and self-sufficiency; increase the access and the utilization of medical and social services by eliminating barriers and promoting early and on-going intervention and adherence; increase access to HIV information and education as well as to foster harm-reduction activities that address high-risk behaviors; and focus on improving the health outcomes of person living with HIV/AIDS by encouraging the family and social support system to assist the client in adhering to primary medical care. HIV/AIDS Case Management services shall be provided to indigent persons living with HIV/AIDS residing within Los Angeles County. Our target population is Asian Pacific Islanders infected with HIV/AIDS. To be an eligible client, a diagnosis form completed by physician and proof of Los Angeles County residency is needed.

 
Time of Operation
Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
People Served
Genders Served: 
Men, Women, Transgender
SPA Locations: 
Metro, Downtown LA - SPA 4
Special Populations Served: 
People Living with HIV/AIDS
Wait Time
Waiting Period?: 
Yes
Wait Time Frame: 
May Vary
Supported Services
Provide Referral Services: 
Advocacy: 12 Step Programs, Advocacy: Public Benefits, Advocacy: Substance Abuse Treatment, Crisis Intervention, Dental, Department of Mental Health, Food Bank, Housing Case Management, Medical, Prevention Services, Support Groups, Transportation

Peer Support

Contact Person Info
Contact Name: 
Front Desk
Address: 
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(213) 553-1830
Languages Spoken: 
English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese
Case Manager Referral Required?: 
No
Appointment Required?: 
No
Walk In Okay?: 
No
Program Description: 

APAIT Health Center offers various group and individual peer support programs. Vibe is a social support group based in Los Angeles primarily for gay, queer, bisexual and questioning Asian and Pacific Islander men. It is a group intended to promote and provide HIV knowledge and awareness, access to HIV testing and other related resources, self-acceptance and social support. Being Positive (CARE) Programs: HIV Support self-help program's goal is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander clients that there are informed options when encountering difficulties with being self-sufficient. The objective of this program is to assist our clients through education recognizing the importance and understanding on issues such as cultural diversity, mental health, legal, resources and treatment options while struggling by being self-sufficient and living with HIV/AIDS. Peer Empowering Peers is APAIT’s youth empowerment program for LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander men aged 18 to 24. Adapted from the CDC’s evidence-based intervention model, Popular Opinion Leader, Peers Empowering Peers identifies and recruits popular and influential opinion leaders in their communities and friend circle and educates them through interactive activities and empowers them to initiate conversations on HIV and safe sex with their friends. Over the course of four sessions, these Popular Opinion Leaders receive HIV risk-reduction education and have the opportunity to both acquire skills and practice how to integrate these HIV risk-reduction messages into daily conversations with their friends. The overarching goal is to teach these influential youth and have them educate and empower their peers to positively change social norms about safer sex, reduce HIV stigma, and encourage HIV testing in the gay API community in Los Angeles County.

Time of Operation
Hours of Operation: 
Mon.-Fri. Days and hours of peer support meetings vary. Call APAIT for more information.
People Served
Genders Served: 
Men, Women, Transgender
Special Populations Served: 
Chronically Homeless, Domestic Violence, Families, Formerly Incarcerated, Mental Health, People Living with HIV/AIDS, Physically Challenged, Seniors, Substance Misuse, Veterans
SPA Locations: 
Antelope Valley - SPA 1, San Fernando - SPA 2, San Gabriel - SPA 3, Metro, Downtown LA - SPA 4, Westside, Santa Monica - SPA 5, South Los Angeles - SPA 6, East Los Angeles, Whittier - SPA 7, South Bay, Long Beach - SPA 8
Supported Services
Peer Support Services: 
Peer Counseling
Peer Support Groups: 
Yes

Mental Health

Contact Person Info
Address: 
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(213) 553-1842
Languages Spoken: 
English, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
Case Manager Referral Required?: 
No
Appointment Required?: 
Yes
Walk In Okay?: 
No
Program Description: 

APAIT’s Emotional Support and Mental Health program serves to improve and sustain the quality of life for persons impacted by HIV/AIDS. Living with can be difficult, but knowing that there is someone trained and licensed for you to talk to can help ease the stress. Our counselors are available to meet with clients living with HIV/AIDS and their support systems. Please call for more information.

 
Time of Operation
Days of Operation: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
People Served
Genders Served: 
Men, Women, Transgender
SPA Locations: 
Antelope Valley - SPA 1, San Fernando - SPA 2, San Gabriel - SPA 3, Metro, Downtown LA - SPA 4, Westside, Santa Monica - SPA 5, South Los Angeles - SPA 6, East Los Angeles, Whittier - SPA 7, South Bay, Long Beach - SPA 8
Special Populations Served: 
People Living with HIV/AIDS
Service Fee
Fee for Service?: 
No
Sliding Scale?: 
No
Supported Services
Mental Health Services: 
Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Individual Counseling, Psychotherapy Services, Support Groups

Substance Use Treatments

Contact Person Info
Address: 
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(213) 572-1172
Languages Spoken: 
English, Japanese, Spanish
Case Manager Referral Required?: 
No
Referral Specifics: 
For all client referrals or more information about TEAM 360 call (866) 987-7360.
Appointment Required?: 
Yes
Walk In Okay?: 
No
Program Description: 

APAIT offers two substance abuse treatment programs. TEAM 360 is committed to promoting recovery and enduring life change for Asians and Pacific Islanders with alcohol and drug dependency. The Team 360 program is a short-term 15-week outpatient program (groups meet twice weekly) that is free to all participants. The program offers monthly individual goal-setting sessions with licensed clinician for six-months; an evidence-based curriculum utilizing the Matrix Model which combines cognitive behavioral strategies, social skills building, and positive reinforcement; free HIV testing and counseling for all participants; and incentives to increase motivation for treatment. Random weekly drug testing is mandatory for all participants. Case management and results can be reported to the Department of Probation, Office of the Public Defender and District Attorney’s Office. Individuals in need of a short-term outpatient substance abuse program; comfortable in a gay-friendly environment; and who are Asian and Pacific Islanders are eligible for this program. We can accept up to 40 percent non-API referrals.(API’s include Filipino, Vietnamese, Thai, Samoan, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Japanese, and Cambodian.) Our ATOMIC Program (Asians Together Overcoming Meth In our Communities) strives to decrease crystal meth use in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. ATOMIC works with individuals by providing services that are both API and LGBT sensitive. ATOMIC serves as a support network to individuals fighting meth and offers referrals to detox and rehabilitation treatment services, provides crystal meth workshops to organizations, and educates families on how to cope with and support family members who are meth addicts as well as take care of themselves. ATOMIC also offers a listing of free and current crystal meth meetings that are held seven days a week in Los Angeles and Southern California.

 
 
Time of Operation
Days of Operation: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Hours of Operation: 
Please call for schedule
People Served
Genders Served: 
Men, Women, Transgender
SPA Locations: 
Antelope Valley - SPA 1, San Fernando - SPA 2, San Gabriel - SPA 3, Metro, Downtown LA - SPA 4, Westside, Santa Monica - SPA 5, South Los Angeles - SPA 6, East Los Angeles, Whittier - SPA 7, South Bay, Long Beach - SPA 8
Special Populations Served: 
Chronically Homeless, Domestic Violence, Families, Formerly Incarcerated, Mental Health, People Living with HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Substance Misuse, Veterans
Supported Services
Intake Requirements: 
Drug testing, HIV/AIDS diagnosis form required
Income Requirements: 
No
Treatment Requirements: 
Outpatient, Support Group Meetings

Housing Specialist

Contact Person Info
Address: 
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Contact Phone: 
(213) 375-3830
Languages Spoken: 
English, Spanish, Tagalog
Case Manager Referral Required?: 
No
Appointment Required?: 
Yes
Walk In Okay?: 
No
Program Description: 

APAIT housing case managers provide wraparound housing case management services to address your housing needs. Based on your needs and eligibility, their housing case managers may help you with:

Short Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utilities (STRMU) Assistance
If you are behind on your rent/mortgage and/or utilities, they may be able to help you apply for a grant to catch you up on your payments and prevent homelessness.

Permanent Housing Placement (PHP) Grant
If you are moving into permanent housing, they may be to help you apply for a grant that can cover your move-in costs, such as first month’s rent, security deposit, and utility switch-on costs.

Emergency, Short-Term, Transitional, and Permanent Housing
They may help you find emergency, short-term, transitional, and/or permanent housing. APAIT will work with you to create a housing plan so that you can reach your housing goals.

Other Supportive Services
APAIT will be able to provide or refer you to services to help you avoid homelessness or maintain your housing, such as life skills, budgeting, food, finding work, social support, mental health, etc.

Eligibility: 

•Have a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

•Living in or moving into Los Angeles County

•Meet income restrictions

 
Time of Operation
Days of Operation: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
People Served
Genders Served: 
Men, Women, Transgender
SPA Locations: 
Metro, Downtown LA - SPA 4
Special Populations Served: 
People Living with HIV/AIDS
Supported Services
Housing Application Assistance: 
Emergency: Hotel/Meal Voucher Referrals, Permanent: General Relief Pilot, Permanent: HOPWA PHP and or STRMU Assistance, Permanent: Income Based, Permanent: Market Rate, Permanent: Section 8, Permanent: Shelter Plus Care, Transitional: Assisted Living, Transitional: Sober Living

Benefit

Contact Person Info
Address: 
3055 Wilshire Boulevard
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Languages Spoken: 
English
Case Manager Referral Required?: 
No
Appointment Required?: 
No
Walk In Okay?: 
No
Program Description: 

The Benefits Counselor provides assistance to those living with HIV/AIDS in applying for public benefits in which they qualify. Benefits include Medi-cal, Medicare, and disabled TAP card services. 

 
Time of Operation
Days of Operation: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
People Served
Genders Served: 
Men, Women, Transgender
SPA Locations: 
Antelope Valley - SPA 1, San Fernando - SPA 2, San Gabriel - SPA 3, Metro, Downtown LA - SPA 4, Westside, Santa Monica - SPA 5, South Los Angeles - SPA 6, East Los Angeles, Whittier - SPA 7, South Bay, Long Beach - SPA 8
Special Populations Served: 
People Living with HIV/AIDS
Service Fee
Fee for Service?: 
No
Sliding Scale?: 
No
Supported Services
Benefit Application Assistance: 
ADAP, Food Stamps, General Relief, Medi-Cal, Medicare, SSI/SSDI, State Disability, Unemployment
Provide Referral Assistance: 
Benefit Advocate, General Relief, Medi-Cal, Medicare, SSI/SSDI, State Disability, Unemployment