For more than 28 years, Being Omega has been providing compassionate care to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Bering Omega has merged with Houston Area Community Services (HACS), a leading provider of community health and social support services, whose mission and history are strikingly complementary to Bering Omega’s. The organizations are now operating jointly. Both Bering Omega and HACS have always had a cornerstone commitment to serving those with HIV/AIDS, and that will continue. Bering Omega’s dental care, housing-related services and “adult day care” program will combine with HACS’ primary medical care, pharmacy, behavioral health services, case management and its own well-established housing-related services. HIV prevention services—a first for Bering Omega—will include free HIV counseling, testing and referral options. There will also be special programs for teens. Omega House will continue the hospice and respite work that has endeared it to our community for decades.