ACAL and WOW are peer-based programs that promote treatment adherence through group meetings in a safe and familiar environment where information sharing is encouraged and made easy. These programs allow Elena's House staff to monitor the ongoing health and well being of previous residents once they are no longer in need of 24-hour care.
Participants are involved in the selection of meeting topics and are also encouraged to participate in meal planning, preparation and cleanup. The goal of these programs is to improve the mental and physical health of participants while they are reestablishing themselves as contributing members of our community. Our groups enhance existing services provided in the community by going beyond the basic needs of shelter, food and medical treatment to meet the needs of acceptance, community and socialization.
Elena's House collaborates with other Community Based Organizations, AIDS Service Organizations, and Faith-based Community Organizations to provide services, speakers and facilitators.