Nebraska AIDS Project provides services for over 1,000 clients and their families annually. NAP has five offices in Nebraska (Omaha, Lincoln, Norfolk, Kearney, and Scottsbluff) that serve the entire state, as well as counties in southwest Iowa (Omaha office) and counties in southeast Wyoming (Scottsbluff office).
NAP’s professional case managers conduct a supportive process of assessment, advocacy, intervention, and monitoring to maintain a client’s maximum level of health, stability, and self-sufficiency. Case managers work with clients in strict confidence to facilitate links to medical and social service resources, to develop care plans, and to cultivate practical, social, and emotional support for people living with HIV and AIDS in our communities.
Intake, Assessment, and Planning
Case managers start with a non-judgmental assessment of “where clients are” with respect to medical, psychosocial, financial, and daily living issues. Care plans and referrals to outside services are developed according to the client’s needs, strengths, and challenges. Clients may also consult with their case managers about sexuality concerns, drug and alcohol use, and mental health issues to achieve the best possible quality of life.
Referrals, Advocacy, & Intervention
Case Managers help connect clients to appropriate:
- Medical care & treatment
- Emergency financial assistance
- Crisis assessment and intervention
- Legal assistance
- Addiction counseling
- Mental health therapy
- Nutrition education
- Guidance pertaining to advance directives
- Support groups
- Health education
- Child, maternal, & family services
NAP hosts support groups, client education, as well as education related to job and life skills, medication management, and reducing high-risk behavior. NAP offices can also provide food pantries, personal care items, and transportation.
Lincoln, Kearney, Norfolk, and Scottsbluff Offices
In addition to Case Management services, the Greater Nebraska NAP offices host lunches, support groups, and other activities for clients. Schedules vary, so check with your case manager or local NAP office.
If you have questions about Client Services in your area, please contact your local office.