The mission of The Houston Regional HIV/AIDS Resource Group is to maximize all possible medical, psychosocial & educational resources to help persons affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS with a primary focus in Northeast, Deep East & Southeast Texas. TRG performs various tasks including but not limited to community planning, competitive service bidding, contract negotiation, service implementation & monitoring, technical assistance, data collection, quality management,& clinical review.
The Resource Group (TRG) was founded as a non profit agency in 1993 to serve as the community based administrative agency for collaborative HIV/AIDS care services funding in Houston and East Texas. The Resource Group is currently the grantee or administrative agency for a number of grants under the Ryan White Act.
• TRG serves as the local administrative agency for six Texas Department of State Health Service (DSHS) Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDAs), supporting a continuum of health and social services in 51 counties of East Texas.
• TRG is a current grantee under Part C Early Intervention Services funding to coordinate HIV primary care services and support services for three HSDAs in east Texas.
• Finally, TRG is a current grantee under Part D Coordinated Services and Access to Research for Women, Infant, Children and Youth funding. Since 1994, TRG has coordinated a comprehensive network of five funded service partners that supports needed comprehensive HIV primary care, health case management, transportation, child care and specialty care services to approximately 1500 consumers each year.
WHAT WE DO
The Resource Group currently administers five (5) grants totaling over $10 million dollars:
Under these grants, The Resource Group currently provides funding to approximately 15 agencies/ institutions in Southeast Texas that provide over 20 different services to people and families living with or at risk for HIV infection. Funded services include, but are not limited to: primary medical care, housing, food pantry, care management, legal assistance, dental care, eye care, medication assistance, insurance premium assistance, professional counseling, and information and referral.
1.Texas Department of State Health Services State Services Grant - a grant of state funds from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to oversee the provision of direct services to HIV infected persons and their caregivers in 25 counties of East and Southeast Texas.
2.Ryan White Part B Grant - a grant from Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), a section of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to the State of Texas who then subcontracts with The Resource Group to oversee provision of direct services to HIV infected persons and their caregivers in rural areas of East and Southeast Texas.
3. Ryan White Part C Grant - a grant from HRSA to The Resource Group to oversee the provision of medical services in rural counties of East and Southeast Texas.
4.Ryan White Part D Grant - a grant from HRSA to The Resource Group to oversee the provision of direct services to HIV infected/affected women, children, adolescents and families.
5.Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA – DSHS) - a grant from The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a federal agency, to the State of Texas who then subcontracts with The Resource Group to oversee the provision of housing assistance to HIV infected persons in specific rural counties of East and Southeast Texas.
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Allocations
DSHS State Services:
Ryan White Part B:
Ryan White Part C (Rural):
Ryan White Part D: