Leland House opened in 1997 and marked the first time in the continuum of care system that hospitals could discharge those living with HIV/AIDS in frail and ailing health. As a comprehensive care residence for 45 previously homeless adults, Leland House provides permanent placement and on-site care to low-income San Francisco residents who have disabling HIV/AIDS – most of whom struggle with major co-occurring psychiatric disorders and substance use challenges.
Leland House is a licensed care facility offering:
- Case management
- Medication management
- Residential Nurse care
- Psychosocial case management
- Emotional support services
- Dietary services and meals
- Socialization opportunities
- Connection to other community resources
To minimize the utilization of hospital emergency rooms, crisis services and other publicly-funded health systems, the staff is able to address most problems on-site. Collaboration with other HIV providers in the county ensures that residents have all their needs met whether they are medical, psychosocial, vocational, or spiritual.
In addition to offering housing and meals, Leland House serves as a major component in the HIV continuum of care via medicine management, harm reduction education, counseling, and case management.