The Ministry of Caring in Wilmington has received a federal grant to support low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
The $790,298 grant given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will fund services administered at the Ministry of Caring’s House of Joseph II, a residence for men and women with HIV and AIDS. The house provides a number of services, including dental, nutritional, and end-of-life care.
Mark Poletunow, deputy director of the Ministry of Caring said that the grant goes a long way to help bring stability to the lives of people infected by the disease.
“Often with individuals who have HIV/AIDS, a lot of issues begin to go out of whack in their lives, like diet, medications, and even issues of having a stable, supportive environment," said Poletunow.