In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. Project Safety Net, has been selected as the Partner of the Month for April in honor of National Minority Health Month.
Project Safety Net NY is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community based agency delivering a broad range of health, education and prevention services to Long Islanders who need them most. The intervention staff use a field-based mobile outreach model to connect with individuals who are stranded, with groups who are cut-off, and with communities that feel invisible. They believe in progressive public policy and we advocate for quality, inclusion and opportunity for all.
The programs and services that are currently offered:
- Care Coordination – The team takes the time to get to know you, your condition (chronic illness, mental health, and substance abuse), and carefully explaining all of your options and helping you make plans to stay on track. They will chart your goals, treatments, outcomes, and accomplishments.
- Testing, Prevention & Mobile Outreach – Using a mobile outreach approach, the testing and prevention programs aim to reduce the number of new HIV, hep-C and sexually transmitted infections by bringing services to clients on their own turf. Project Safety Net offers confidential screenings and evidence-based interventions. They link clients to medical care, counseling, and case management. They provide fast-tracking for substance abuse treatment and PrEP/PEP referrals.
Learn more about the Project Safety Net, and their mission to promote health, safety and achievement for the diverse and underrepresented communities of Long Island. With programs and services having particular focus on substance abuse and mental health, LGBTQ+, communities of color, at-risk youth, and people living with chronic health conditions.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.