United Way of Wyoming Valley - working with the Northeastern Regional HIV Planning Coalition.

PA Department of Health

United Way of Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre, PA had convened a regional HIV Task Force to begin addressing the emerging HIV/AIDS issues.

Since 1991 the United Way of Wyoming Valley has been the recipient of a Pennsylvania Department of Health contract. Under this contract the United Way is tasked with the planning for, and development and delivery of, a continuum of care and supportive services for individuals living with HIV or AIDS in this six-county region (Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming). This continuum of care is then provided through direct service providers. These service providers are awarded funds from one or more of three funding streams. The United Way receives Ryan White Part B funding to provide HIV care and supportive services, State funds to provide HIV prevention services, and HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS) funds to provide housing services.

These funds are utilized for programs which impact the HIV/AIDS continuum of care and further any of the following three goals;
  • Reduce or eliminate risk behaviors thereby reducing the spread of the disease in our community;

  • Work with newly identified HIV positive individuals to immediately link them to medical care;

  • Provide care and supportive services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in order to retain them in medical care and promote better health outcomes.

  • View our current Coalition Regional Services & Strategic Plan: Click Here (PDF)

    Direct Service Providers

    • Wyoming Valley AIDS Council

      330 Bowman Street, Unit #1
      Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
      Phone: 570-823-5808
      Ken Zula, Ph.D., SPHR, Executive Director
      Matt Semanision, Case Manager

    • The Wright Center Medical Group, P.C.

      501 Madison Avenue
      Scranton, PA 18510
      Phone: 570-343-2383
      Shirley Micnicoski, Medical Case Manager Senior

    • Caring Communities

      67 Public Square, Suite 508
      Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
      Phone: 570-829-2700
      Christopher Kupchik, Executive Director