About Us

About Us

History

Founded in August of 1995 by Sister Bernadette Kinniry and Father Don Reilly, Siloam was born out of a conviction that achieving health requires a holistic approach: to successfully beat illness, one must invest in comprehensive wellness. Through a collaborative planning process involving over sixty community members and stakeholders, Siloam has emerged as a truly unique provider of mind/body/soul to support to those living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area by addressing the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, as well as the soul of persons living with and or affected by the disease. We believe that each person has a right to their own beliefs and that, to best help them, we must support their unique search for meaning.

Our Mission

To enrich the well-being of people impacted by HIV/AIDS by providing a broad range of integrative mind, body, and soul services that empower our clients to develop skills and personal strengths leading to more meaningful lives.

Our Vision

A vibrant safe and empowered HIV/AIDS community, free from stigma.

Mind

One-on-one counseling, weekly support sessions with those living with HIV, as well as support sessions for caregivers.

Benefits:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Greater adherence to medical, nutritional and mental health protocols
  • Acquisition of problem solving, communication, and coping skills addressing issues of disclosure, stigma and negotiating complex systems of care and support
  • Decreased feelings of isolation and depression

Body

Massage, Reiki, Chi Kung, Yoga, Meditation, Reflexology

Benefits:

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Increased circulation
  • Released tension
  • Increased energy flow
  • Improved balance and focus
  • Decreased cramping
  • Decreased edema

Soul

Individual spiritual counseling with a trained spiritual director.

Benefits:

  • Improved relationships
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Reduction of stress levels

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