Topeka AIDS Project
The Topeka AIDS Project (TAP) is a community-based program committed to working with HIV-infected persons and their loved ones and to minimizing the HIV infection rate through education.
Service area: Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Shawnee, and Wabaunsee Counties
Work with: People with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: A monthly pre-release program for women prisoners at the Topeka Correctional Facility; bi-monthly prevention education at the Shawnee County Jail in Topeka; and specialized prevention education and pre-release planning for women arrested for prostitution-related offenses at the Shawnee County Jail, regardless of their HIV status. TAP also provides information and resources by mail, by phone, or by email.
Services for survivors after release include: Free, confidential HIV testing; comprehensive case management; a support group for people who are HIV+; a support group for GLBT persons 18 and older, regardless of HIV status; a support group for youth who are 18 and under, regardless of HIV status; food pantry, emergency financial assistance, and housing assistance for HIV+ case management clients; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Free, confidential HIV testing; individual support; information; and referrals. All TAP support groups are open to the loved ones of people with HIV/AIDS.