Welcome to the HUB!

Grab your coat, we Got You!

How do I get connected?

Connect to our resource Portal!

Log into the HUB portal for our resources locator or create an account to apply for resources like emergency housing or financial assistance. It fast-track way to connect to services across the Chicagoland without the hassle of having to dial the HUB or travel outside your home!

Give us a call at 1-844-482-4040!

Call Center Hours
• Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
• Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

Visit the HUB in person!

Use our Service Locator for physical locations of the HUB providers and partners! Services are confidential and tailored to your needs! .

Your Healthcare, Your Resources

Get The Support You Deserve at THE HUB

 

The HUB is a service of the AIDS Foundation Chicago and Center on Halsted to provide up-to-date services in LGBTQ+ healthcare for those living with or vulnerable to HIV or those looking for LGBTQ+ related health care.

Navigating health and supportive service systems can be complicated and turn into a chore. It doesn’t need to be. The HUB is a one-stop-shop where you can come as you are, be heard, find the support and resources you need. You know what you are looking for and we can help find a way to get you that support.

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Locate HIV/STI testing

If you’re looking to get tested for HIV or other STIs, the HUB can help. We’ll also help you get connected to HIV-related health care, if you need it.

Get PreP Support

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can be one of the tools in your belt to help prevent acquiring HIV. We can connect you to PrEP counseling and get you connected to a health provider who can prescribe PrEP.

Get connected to a health care provider

Whether you’re looking for a Primary Care Provider, or a dentist, or just need help getting insured, we got this. We can help you with health care referrals. We can help simplify and cut through the red tape.

Connect to a listening ear

Honestly, sometimes we just need someone to talk to. Our team is here to listen and help you out. We got you, boo.

Help you with navigating housing needs

If you are living with HIV and currently looking for support with your housing search, at-risk of experiencing homelessness, or currently experiencing homelessness, the HUB can connect you to supportive services which can make navigating this situation easier and help you find housing solutions.

Connect to HIV case management

Sometimes we need someone who can help us with more long-term navigation of many different systems. If you are living with HIV, we can connect you to Case Management intake for medical and non-medical support. You don’t have to do this alone.

Submit referrals for supportive services

We can connect you to a network of providers and support services from legal services, to immigration support, to tenant’s right’s support. Our network of experienced providers is expansive. You name it and we can probably find something to help.

APPly for Emergency Financial Assistance

The HUB has two Emergency Financial Assistance funds available: one for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and another for people currently taking PrEP. We can help relieve some financial burdens with one-time payments for things like rent support and paying your utility bills.

How do I get connected?

Give us a call at 1-844-482-4040 ! We have services available in person as well. Our services are confidential.

  •  Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

Closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

THE PEOPLE @ THE HIV HUB

This is the HUB- The People. We aim to show up in every interaction and all the work we do as compassionate, experienced, and reliable sources of support. You can hold us to that!
Team

Jill Dispenza

Jill joined Center on Halsted in 2003. In 2005, she became Director of the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline and in 2008, Jill …

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Team

Anthony Guerrero Short, MS

Anthony joined the AIDS Foundation Chicago in their role as HIV Resource Coordination HUB Manager in 2020. Prior to joining AFC, Anthony worked in mental …

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Team

Carmen Luz Corredor

Carmen Luz Corredor (she/her) began as a bilingual (English/Spanish) Rapid Resource Responder in September 2020, and is now the Manager of the HIV HUB/Hotline Resources …

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Team

Jennifer Jimenez

I am currently the Director for Systems Change at the AIDS Foundation Chicago and the Center for Housing and Health. I’m from Houston, TX and …

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Meet
Clinton
Latimore

Clinton was our colleague and friend at AFC. We are honored to have had Clinton’s vibrant energy on our team at The HUB. We lost Clinton on October 2, 2022. As a Housing Navigation expert, Clinton helped so many in finding housing solutions. As a colleague, he was a joyous partner. As a friend, he was was a powerful presence. We continue to honor his light in our work every day.

Meet
Román
Buenrostro

Román was one of the originators of The HUB. As a fierce and fabulous advocate, Román fought for equity and justice in HIV and LGBTQ+ health services. Román passed away on March 25, 2021. He was filled with joie-de-vivre, passion, and love for this work. We always ask ourselves “What would Román do?” We think you should meet him and we hope you always feel his passion in our work.

Photo by Seed Lynn

We turned 2!

We are ecstatic to share our achievements after Two years of service.

Over

82%

of clients were BIPOC

Served over 1,500

unique clients with over 11,000 units of service

14%

of our clients speak another language other than English

Clients are from priority population areas such as:

  • Chatham
  • South Shore
  • North Lawndale
  • Pullman
  • Rogers Park
  • Little Village
  • Pilsen

Gained Popularity through Social media + word-of-mouth

KEEP IT UP!

The HUB was one of the access points to EFA which supported individuals with over

$1.1 Million

in Financial Assistance

over 980+ clients served
over 3,000+ acts of service to those clients

We are humbled by all those we’ve connected with and we hope to continue that trajectory.

About the HIV HUB & Partners

The Groove is in the HUB. Find your groove and essential services at the heart of LGBTQ+ and HIV care at the HIV Resource Coordination HUB. The HUB is a collaboration between the AIDS Foundation Chicago and Center on Halsted to provide up-to-date services in LGBTQ+ healthcare for those living with or vulnerable to HIV or those looking for LGBTQ+ related health care. Navigating health and supportive service systems can be complicated and turn into a chore. It doesn’t need to be. The HUB is a one-stop-shop where you can come as you are, be heard, find the support and resources you need. You know what you are looking for and we can help find a way to get you that support.
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