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Children, Youth & Family AIDS Network


The Children, Youth & Family AIDS Network provides family support/case management services to HIV infected/exposed and affected children and their families in the cities of Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford. In addition, program staff provides family support/case management services to HIV infected/exposed children and their families who live outside of Hartford but receive their pediatric HIV medical care at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. At its affiliated sites, the Children, Youth & Family AIDS Network promotes coordination of primary and tertiary care, access to pediatric clinical trials, and provides or facilitates access to needed concrete or psychosocial services. The Program provides coordination of maternal-child health care and facilitates early entry into care for HIV positive women. Program teams in the four cities consist of community based family support workers/case managers, clinical coordinators, and pediatric HIV medical providers.
 

Program Contacts

Administrative Office:

Connecticut Primary Care Association
90 Brainard Road
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: (860) 727-0004
Fax: (860) 727-8550
Program Director: Jack Rustico, M.P.A.
e-mail:[email protected]

Phone: (860) 727-0004 Ext.313
Fax: (860) 727-8550
Program Manager: Monica Padin
e-mail:[email protected]

Phone: (860) 727-0004
Fax: (860) 727-8550
 

Program Sites

  • Bridgeport
  • Hartford
  • New Haven
  • Stamford
     

For Family Support/Case Management,
Support Group Referrals and Adolescent Program

Sandi Gossart-Walker, M.S.W.
Family Support Service
Yale Child Study Center

47 College Street, Suite 218
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203)785-6862
Fax: (203)785-6860
e-mail: [email protected]

Karen Klein, P.N.P.
Fair Haven Community Health Center
374 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
Phone: (203) 777-7411
Fax: (203) 777-8506
e-mail: [email protected]

Lonnell Lawson
Hill Health Center- Dixwell Clinic
226 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 503-3492
Fax: (203) 773-8161
 

For Referrals to Pediatric HIV Medical Care and
Information About Pediatric Clinical Trials

Joyce Simpson, R.N.
Yale Pediatric AIDS Care Program
Yale-New Haven Hospital

20 York Street, CB 83
New Haven, CT 06504
Phone: (203)688-3921
Fax: (203)737-2258
e-mail: [email protected]
 

For Referrals to Pediatric HIV Medical Care and
Family Support/Case Management Services

Sandy Shipkowitz, A.P.R.N.
Clinical Coordinator
Bridgeport Hospital Pediatric Clinic
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone: (203)384-3000 Ext: 2892

For Family Support/Case Management,
Support Group Referrals and Adolescent Program

Lorenzo Nieves/Mae Reeves
Southwest Community Health Center
361 Bird Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Phone: (203) 576-8368
Fax: (203) 576-8444

Luz Pagan/Wilfredo Augusto
Bridgeport Community Health Center
982-988 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: (203) 696-3260
Fax: (203) 696-3273
 

For Family Support/Case Management,
Support Group Referrals and Adolescent Program

Leine Stewart
Charter Oak Terrace/Rice Heights Health Center
21 Grand Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 550-7500 Ext. 6568
Fax: (860) 550-7561
 

For Referrals to Family Support/Case Management Services
and to Coordinated Mother-Child Clinic

Clara Acosta / Glynn, M.S.W.
Clinical Coordinator
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Institute of Living

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06102
Phone: (860)545-7477
Fax: (860)545-7490
 

For Referrals to Pediatric HIV Medical Care

Ginny Berrien, M.S.N.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06102
Phone: (860)545-9499
Fax: (860)545-9371
 

For Information About Pediatric Clinical Trials

Gail Karas, Prenatal Nurse
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: (860)679-4411
Fax: (860)679-1454
 

For Information on Clinical Trials for Pregnant Women

Gail Karas, Prenatal Nurse
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: (860)679-4411
Fax: (860)679-1454
 

For Referrals or Information about the Adolescent Program
For HIV Infected, Affected and At-Risk Youth

Nilda Fernandez, Adolescent Specialist
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Institute of Living

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06102
Phone: (860)545-7481
Fax: (860)545-7490
 

For Linkage to Faith Health Specialist

Carolynn Luce
Faith Based Outreach Worker
Charter Oak Health Center

21 Grand Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 550-7500 Ext. 6575
Fax: (860) 550-7561
 

For Referrals to Family Support/Case Management Services

Laura Crawford
Stamford CARES
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203)977-5096
Fax: (203)977-5460
E-Mail: [email protected]
 

For Referrals to Pediatric HIV Medical Services and the
Coordinated Family HIV Clinic

Kathleen Ennis, A.P.R.N.
Stamford Hospital, Department of Ambulatory Services
P.O. Box 9317
Stamford, CT 06904
Phone: (203)325-7552
Fax: (203)325-7213
e-mail: [email protected]
 

Links to other Resources

NPHRC web page for families
NPHRC web page for families and providers internationally