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ABOUT NIAC

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North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation and a community-based, public-health service organization. 

NIAC began as a support group for people with HIV, their families, friends, and loved ones. 

Our Mission: Providing care, prevention, and advocacy for people living with and affected by HIV in North Idaho. 

What We Do: We exist to raise awareness about HIV and Hepatitis-C, erase stigma and discrimination, and remove barriers to HIV-Hep-C screenings, education, linkage to care, harm reduction, and condom distribution. 

Where we are located: 2201 N. Government Way, Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

Our phone number: (208) 665-1448

Our Services 

HIV, Hep-C Prevention Program

  • No-cost HIV, Hep-C, Chlamydia, & Gonorrhea screenings

  • No-cost condoms and lubes

Ryan White Part B Program 

  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

  • Idaho AIDS Drug Assistance Program (IDGAP)

  • Care-Case-Management

  • HIV+ social groups

  • Financial assistance referrals

  • Social services referrals

  • PPE (HIV+ clients)

Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)

  • Permanent housing placement

  • Housing information

  • Utility assistance for shut of notice

  • STRMU

  • Transportation assistance

Harm Reduction (Syringe Service Program)

  • Safe syringe exchange

  • Syringe disposal

  • Condoms

  • Wound care kits 

  • Hygiene kits

  • Pregnancy tests

  • NA recovery groups (weekly) 

Community Outreach Program (Mobile Screening and SSP Services)

  • HIV, Hep-C screenings

  • Behavioral-risk education

  • Condoms

  • Syringe exchange

  • Syringe disposal

  • Wound care kits

  • Recovery services referrals

Condom Shop 

  • Condoms

  • Lube

  • PrEP referrals

Client Food Pantry (HIV+)

  • Non-perishable food staples

  • Personal hygiene products 

  • PPE (limited)

 

Project Filter
Quit Smoking

 

NIAC has Partnered with Project Filter

to offer free resources to help people living in North Idaho quit tobacco, vaping, and other nicotine products. NIAC will specifically offer quitting assistance to the LGBTQ community and people using Ryan White Part B and Prevention services.

Project Filter works closely with local public health districts and community health organizations like North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) to provide opportunities to people interested in quitting nicotine products in North Idaho. They offer free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges, to help people on their journey to quit!

Participants can enroll online or over the phone at www.projectfilter.org or 1-800-QUIT-NOW. They then have access to these FREE program offerings:

  1. Coaching by phone and additional support via email, text, or instant message. Participants work with a coach to prepare a quit plan, set a quit date, understand triggers, manage cravings and address relapses. Coaches are available 24/7.

  2. Nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges.

  3. Planning and educational materials to help participants map out their road to quitting tobacco.

  4. Membership in an online community of others who are working to become tobacco-free.

Connect with your personal quit coach today. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, visit www.projectfilter.org  or call NIAC at 208-665-1448 and we can help you get enrolled today!