Community Health Action served over 22,000 Staten Islanders in 2010
11,650 youth and adults visited our storefronts for health info and assistance
942 recorded visits to the agency’s mobile health unit
2,754 youth and adults with health-related educational workshops
2,193 adults with HIV counseling and testing
4,882 low income people with food and benefits assistance
849 youth with HIV, STD, pregnancy testing, treatment and linkage to service
362 persons living with HIV/AIDS with direct services
314 people with licensed addiction treatment and recovery support
671 LGBT youth and adults served at the LGBT Center
Our Treatment Access Project helped 129 Staten Island men returning from prison to re-integrate into the community with jobs, family counseling and addiction treatment. Six months after release, 93% had no new criminal justice involvement, 83% reported complete abstinence from drugs and alcohol, and 56% were employed and/or in school.
The Community Food Pantry in Port Richmond provided 200,484 meals to low income and working poor Staten Islanders in 2010, an increase of 21% from 2009.
Our Community HIV Testing program identified 20 HIV+ individuals, among them 5 youth between the ages of 16-24. 75% of those testing positive were linked to HIV medical care and other needed services.