Services Updates

4/5/22

We are now open 5 days a week!

Testing Center open Monday–Thursday (by appointment)

Administrative offices open Wednesday–Friday for all other services (by appointment)

Grab ‘n’ Go meals distribution program takes place Wednesday mornings 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Attendees must show their GMHC ID or another form of ID. No prior sign-up or RSVP is required)

To ensure our clients and community members are well cared for, stable, and safe, we will continue to provide telehealth (remote) services.

Keep visiting this page for updates, or email COVID@gmhc.org for information about how to receive GMHC services and connect with GMHC staff, as well as general questions and referrals.

Note: GMHC does not provide COVID-19 vaccines. Please see link below for updates on vaccines in New York City.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccines.page

Active Services and Contacts


ACRIA

Staff are conducting virtual workshops and continually updating the HIV & Aging website with information on COVID-19: aginghiv.org

Contact: Doug Hill, senior director of ACRIA centers at GMHC, dough@gmhc.org


Action Center

Action Center staff are connecting with Action Center members and will soon be co-sponsoring a virtual general body meeting with the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB).

Contact: Angel Soto, senior organizer, angels@gmhc.org, 929-387-2716


Advocacy/Access to Healthcare

Staff are taking calls, advocating for clients with HASA, making referrals for services such as food, assisting clients to complete ADAP applications, and doing health insurance enrollments through the Marketplace.

Contacts: Olivia Gaillard, director, oliviag@gmhc.org, 212-367-1141
Alexandra Remmel, client advocate, alexandrar@gmhc.org, 917-379-6934


Brenneis-Boger Hub for Long-Term Survivors

The Brenneis-Boger Hub for Long-Term Survivors is offering virtual events including the “I’m Still Here” workshops, Bingo Night, Wellness Night, and Book Clubs.

Contact: ltshub@gmhc.org.


Community Health

Staff are checking in with clients who receive one-on-one services. All groups are being conducted virtually.

Contact: Melvin Bruce II, director of community health, melvinb@gmhc.org


Consumer Advisory Board (CAB)

CAB staff and members are interconnecting and holding daily phone conferences. Consumers’ concerns can be directed to the listed contact below.

Contact: Rhonda Harris, Chief Human Resources & Strategy Officer, rhondah@gmhc.org


Financial Management

Staff are working one-on-one with clients over the phone. Checks will be administered to clients by mail, TD Bank card, or in person on pay dates.

Contact: Dayana Flores, senior financial management case worker, dayanaf@gmhc.org


Healthy Aging

Staff are working one-on-one with clients remotely and providing assessments for mental health and substance use services.

Contact: Toni Barkley, AntoinetteB@GMHC.org


HOPWA Supportive Housing, HUD COC Housing and Safety in Housing

Supportive Housing is providing one-on-one phone or webchat services to all housing clients.

Contact: Daisy Guzman, housing case manager, daisyg@gmhc.org, 917-669-5499


Hotline (800) 243-7692

Staff are taking calls and answering emails providing information, referrals, and support to those in need. All voicemails will be returned within 24 business hours.

Contact: hotline@gmhc.org


Intake

Staff are providing remote (via-phone) intake services, for clients who wish to become a GMHC client and access services. We are also contacting clients in need of reassessments and conducting reassessments via phone. Staff will assess client needs and make referrals as appropriate both internally and externally.

Contact: Denise Roman, senior intake specialist, deniser@gmhc.org, 212-367-1133


Legal Services

Staff are providing legal services remotely through email and telephone.

Civil Legal: Civil Legal is remotely providing the full range of services listed on the website.

Contact: Jonathan Russo, director of civil legal, legal@gmhc.org; 212-367-1423

Immigration: Legal Immigration offers representation in a variety of matters, including asylum, naturalization applications, work authorization, adjustment of status, replacement of permanent residence cards, alien relative petitions, immigrant visa processing, and removal proceedings. We also provide domestic violence immigration-related services, including VAWA self-petitions, battered spouse waivers, and U-visa applications. Our attorneys and representatives are taking calls and scheduling appointments for immigration-related needs and providing services remotely through email and telephone.

Contacts: Babatunde Tinubu, senior supervising attorney, legalimmigration@gmhc.org, 212-367-1254

Vishal Trivedi, director of immigration services, immigrationlegal@gmhc.org; 212-367-1308

Spanish speakers: Yanira Gomez-Lopez, senior legal advocate, legalimmigration@gmhc.org, 212-367-1328


Meals & Nutrition

Grab ‘n’ Go meals distribution program takes place Wednesday mornings 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Attendees must show their GMHC ID or another form of ID. No prior sign-up or RSVP is required)

If you are a current GMHC client in need of food, please email MealsHelp@gmhc.org, so we can assess the best way we can help you.

If you are interested in nutrition services including remote nutrition counseling and virtual nutrition education groups, email Nutrition@gmhc.org.


Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Staff are conducting phone sessions with clients.

Contact: Chet Balram, senior director of mental health and substance use services, chetb@gmhc.org


Testing

The Testing Center provides free and confidential testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis C. We provide each client with education and counseling sessions, and ensure clients are linked to medical care for the treatment of HIV/STIs, and the initiation of PrEP/PEP.

The Testing Center will be open by appointment only:
Monday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 11:30am
Thursday: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Appointments can be made online or by calling 212-367-1100.

After you schedule your appointment, you should use the link provided by email to complete your intake paperwork online.

Alternately, you may order a free HIV Self-test Kit if you would prefer to test yourself. Click here for more information.


Wellness

Clients are encouraged to utilize the links to wellness activities that may help with lowering stress and increasing energy levels during this time.

Contact: Shelley Levine, director of training and volunteer center, shelleyl@nysid.edu

Writing Class

Writing Exercises

60-Minute Yoga Class

30-Minute Yoga Class

30-Minute Gentle Yoga

Stress Relief Yoga

20-Minute Pilates for Beginners

10-Minute Pilates Workout

25 Minute Pilates Workout

Beginner’s Meditation (Part 1)

Beginner’s Meditation (Part 2)

10-Minute Chakra Balance Meditation

Bedtime Meditation


Workforce Development

Workforce Development staff are providing case management and retention services to enrolled clients deemed essential by the city and state. Staff will travel to clients to collect pay stubs and distribute MetroCards.

Contact: April Watkins, managing director of workforce development, aprilw@gmhc.org