FEEDING THE NEEDY
Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth and seniors
HIV/AIDS Resource Guide
With more than 35 million people across the globe living with HIV/AIDS, there is a critical need for access to support and resources. Our team has created a guide including important links to things like the World Health Organization, an interactive map, the HIV/AIDs origin story, research and treatment information, and a number of support groups and organizations.
Medicare information for people with disabilities
Medicare can be complicated and seem to be designed only for seniors who are 65 and older. Many are not aware that Medicare also provides benefits for people living with disabilities regardless of their age. To help highlight this program for those under 65 with disabilities, we have published a comprehensive guide to understanding eligibility, coverage, and, most importantly, how to navigate the enrollment process. You can view the guide here:
California Medicare guide https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/medicare/california
Resources for Underserved Seniors
SAN FRANCISCO AGENCIES
Aguilas – San Francisco, www.sfaguilas.org
AGUILAS is dedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos and is committed to developing programs that promote health, well being and community building that foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships and leadership skills.
2261 Market Street, Box 496, San Francisco, CA 94103 (mailing address). 415-558-8403
AIDS Housing Alliance/The Q Foundation - San Francisco, www.http://theqfoundation.org/
Q Foundation believes in a world where all people have a safe, decent, and affordable home. Toward that vision, we prevent homelessness for members of the LGBTQ or HIV+ communities. Our genesis as a housing rights organization founded and run by disabled people with AIDS informs our values and is guided by three documents: The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, the Denver Principles, and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. We suggest clicking on the links above to read the full text of these important efforts to promote human rights. Boiled to its essence is the radically inclusive slogan, Nothing About Us Without Us.
350 Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-703-8639
AIDS Legal Referral Panel - San Francisco, www.alrp.org
Preserves and extends the rights of people with HIV/AIDS by providing pro bono or low cost legal services to HIV+ clients.
1663 Mission Street, #500, San Francisco, CA. 415-701-1200
Dolores Street Community Services – Cohen House, www.dscs.org
Provides an array of services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Cohen House is a 10-bed, licensed 24-hour care assisted living residence for formerly homelss men and women living with AIDS. The housing program also provides HIV peer outreaxch in San Francisco's only shelters focused on Latino day laborers.
938 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. 415-282-6209.
Larkin Street Youth Services – San Francisco, www.larkinstreetyouth.org
Larkin Street Youth Services helps San Francisco’s most vulnerable youth ages 12-24 move beyond street life.
Larkin Street provides a full spectrum of services.
701 Sutter Street, Ste. 2, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-673-0911.
Lyon-Martin Health Services – San Francisco, www.lyon-martin.org
Lyon-Martin Health Services is the only free-standing community clinic in California with a specific emphasis on lesbian/bisexual women and transgender health care.
1735 Market Street, Ste. 201, San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-565-7667.
Maitri, Compassionate Care – San Francisco, www.maitrisf.org
Since 1987, Maitri has been providing hospice and 24-hour care to men and women living with AIDS. In this 15-bed facility, skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers offer nursing and personal care as well as emotional and spiritual resources to help meet the special needs associated with HIV-related illness.
401 Duboce Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-3551. 415-558-3000.
National AIDS Memorial Grove – San Francisco, www.aidsmemorial.org
The National AIDS Memorial Grove, located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. Our mission is to provide a healing sanctuary, to increase awareness of this national treasure, and to promote learning and understanding of the human tragedy of the AIDS pandemic.
870 Market Street, Ste. 965, San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-765-0497.
Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) (a program of Shanti)- San Francisco, www.pawssf.org
Assists people with AIDS in keeping and caring for their pets, and recognizing their mental and physical therapeutic value.
3170- 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. 415-979-9550.
Positive Resource Center (PRC) – San Francisco, www.prcsf.org
Positive Resource Center (PRC) is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to assist people affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education, training and advocacy. As a result, our clients can make more informed choices that maximize available benefits and employment opportunities., 785 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. 415-777-0333.
AIDS Emergency Fund - Merged with PRC in 2017. San Francisco, www.aidsemergencyfund.org Provides financial assistance for people living with AIDS for housing, phone, utilities and certain medical expenses. 12 Grace Street, Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA. 415-558-6999.
Project Open Hand - Alameda County & San Francisco, www.openhand.org
Provides comprehensive nutrition services to over 3,000 men, women, and children with symptomatic HIV and AIDS.
740 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-447-2300.
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation - San Francisco, www.richmondermet.org
Dedicated to raising funds for and awareness about San Francisco area AIDS service organizations, hunger programs and programs for homeless youth through entertainment events. REAF expanded their programs to include the Palm Springs, Coachella Valley area in 2022.
69858 Via Del Norte, Cathedral City, CA 92234 • 415-760-832-7257
San Francisco AIDS Foundation - San Francisco, www.sfaf.org
SFAF.org Learn about San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which develops solutions combining with scientific evidence to fight HIV/AIDS. Sites feature treatment developments, public policies, AIDS hotline, testing and screening, and events supporting HIV/AIDS.
4122 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. 415-581-1600.
San Francisco Community Health Center (formerly Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center) - San Francisco, www.apiwellness.org Providing culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS education, support and prevention programs to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. 730 Polk Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-292-3400.
Shanti - San Francisco, www.shanti.org
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, improving the well-being, and promoting the independence of people living with HIV disease and AIDS in San Francisco.
740 Polk Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-674-4700.
STOP AIDS Project - San Francisco
A program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, dedicated to preventing HIV transmission among all gay, bisexual, and transgendered men in San Francisco through multicultural, community-based organizing. STOP AIDS Project is a now a program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
4122 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. 415-581-1600.
UCSF Alliance Health Project - San Francisco, www.ucsf-ahp.org
Provides mental health services, training, and publications. Services include counseling, testing, support groups, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention.
1930 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. 415-476-3902.
Westside Community Services - San Francisco, www.westside-health.org
As one of the first community-based mental health agencies in the country, Westside Community Services has been rebuilding lives and restoring families for over 40 years. Westside’s AIDS Case Management and Home Care Program is one of the oldest providers of HIV services to high-risk populations in San Francisco. As a comprehensive service provider, Westside has the unique opportunity to pass the benefits of our rich history and experience to our clients. Westside’s experience providing Home Care and Case Management services to individuals living with AIDS spans more than a decade. This program is funded by Ryan White Title I monies through the City and County of San Francisco, the State General Fund, and the Medi-Cal AIDS Waiver Program. Westside’s program has served over 890 clients since its inception. The Home Care Program has provided hundreds of San Franciscans living with AIDS to remain in their homes during the later stages of their illness. 1153 Oak Street, SF, CA 94115, 415-431-9000
EAST BAY AGENCIES
AIDS Project East Bay– Oakland, www.apeb.org
Located in Downtown Oakland and still very much in the struggle APEB is the premier one-stop shop for AIDS Services in the East Bay.
1370 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612. 510-663-7979.
Contra Costa AIDS Program – Martinez, CA www.cchealth.org/groups/aids/
Provides care & support services and programs and HIV/AIDS testing services via their mobile van.
597 Center Avenue, #200, Martinez, CA 94553. 925-313-677.
Rainbow Community Center – www.rainbowcc.org/
Services include HIV/AIDS support groups and food bank.
3024 Willow Pass Road, Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519. 925-692-0090.
Taylor Family Foundation – Lafayette, www.ttff.org
Provides medical care, social, psychological support, and a wonderful camp experience.
5555 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550. 925-455-5118.
WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Disease) – Oakland, www.womenhiv.org
WORLD connects HIV-positive women, their families, allies, and communities to one another through peer-based education, support, advocacy, and leadership development.
414 - 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94012.
NORTH BAY AGENCIES
Face to Face - Sonoma County, www.f2f.org
Provides care to people with HIV and their loved ones while promoting preventive education and responsive leadership to Sonoma County.
873 Second Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. 707-544-1581.
Food for Thought – Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, www.fftfoodbank.org
Provides food, vitamines and nutritional supplements, prepared meals and nutritional counseling for people with disabling HIV and AIDS in Sonoma County.
P.O. Box 1608, Forestville, CA 95436. 707-887-1647.
Marin AIDS Project– Marin County, www.marinaidsproject.org
Helping the people of Marin County obtain the best quality HIV/AIDS services, information, education and support possible.
910 Irwin Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. 415-457-2487.
Pets Are Loving Support - Sonoma County, www.sonic.net/~pals/index.html
P.O. Box 1539, Gureneville, CA 95446. 707-887-2729.
Sunburst Projects - Rohnert Park, www.sunburstprojects.org
Providing support services for children and families living with HIV/AIDS. Includes information on Camp Sunburst.
1025 19th Sreet, Ste. 1A, Sacramento, CA 95814. 916-440-0889.
SOUTH BAY AGENCIES
AIDS Community Research Consortium (ACRC) - Santa Clara County, www.acrc.org
Provider of community based clinical trials for HIV/AIDS infected individuals.
1048 El Camino Real, Ste. B, Redwood City, CA 94063-1687. 650-364-6563.
Health Trust – Santa Clara County, www.healthtrust.org
The Health Trust provides services to Santa Clara County residents with HIV/AIDS and empowers patients and families to solve their day to day needs.
Essentail services include: Case management, emergency financial assistance, hot meal delivery, food baskets, homecare, rental subsidies and support services and beneifts counseling.
1400 Parkmoor Ave., Ste. 230, San Jose, CA 95126. 408-559-9385.
California Drug Assistance Programs Information: https://www.medicareadvantage.com/prescription-drug-assistance#CA
Drug Rehab.com: Information about how drugs interact and put people at risk for HIV and other diseases. Drug users are not only at risk of short-term harm, but also possible long-term health consequences that can be completely life changing. Drug abuse weakens the body’s immune system and makes users more likely to engage in risky behavior, either to attain drugs or while under the influence of them. https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/risk-of-disease/
"Guide to donating to HIV/AIDS awareness" provides readers with information about where their purchases can further support AIDS efforts. They provide a list of businesses where consumers can donate simply by making a purchase, like Amazon and Starbucks, so making a difference is as easy as enjoying a fresh cup of coffee. Here's a link to this guide: www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/hiv-aids-donation-guide.php
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