AIDS Resource Foundation for Children
77 Academy Street
Newark, NJ 07102
About AIDS Resource Foundation for Children:
Dedicated to finding family-centered solutions to the problems associated with the AIDS virus and other chronic illness, the ARFC provides comprehensive services to underserved communities in NJ, including Newark, Jersey City, Elizabeth, and Neptune. Through a holistic approach to care, affected families are building stronger and more resilient neighborhoods. Since 1985, the ARFC has met the changing needs of children and families affected by AIDS and other illness through the following programs:
St. Clare’s Homes for Children- homes that address the transitional needs of medically fragile infants.
St. Clare’s Social Services-
mental health support, medical care, substance-abuse prevention, support groups, and opportunities for families to meet and support each other in the community.
St. Clare’s Housing Program-
provides supportive housing to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Academy Street Firehouse-
unique after-school program to address the specific educational and psychosocial needs of children living with, affected, or orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
These comprehensive services allow AIDS Resource Foundation for Children to address the many and varied issues related to HIV in underserved communities— fighting stigma, lessening disparities in education and healthcare, and helping families to support their children in a safe stable home.
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