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FEEDING THE NEEDY
Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth
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ALRP’s mission is to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues. ALRP accomplishes this mission by providing free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ALRP is the only institution in the San Francisco Bay Area solely dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This includes such widely disparate areas as housing, bankruptcy/credit, immigration, employment, insurance, confidentiality matters, family law, government benefits, and public accommodations. We accomplish this mission through either direct representation of clients by one of ALRP’s nine attorneys or by careful placement of clients with one of ALRP’s 700 Panel attorneys.
Founded in 1983, ALRP has handled over 76,000 legal matters for our clients over the last 35 years. Our efforts help our clients:
Avoid unlawful evictions – fulfilling their basic need for shelter
Protect their assets, and their children’s future
Reduce their stress and improve their health
Assure their personal dignity
Protect and regain lost jobs and insurance/medical benefits
Our goals are to provide legal counsel and representation on often-complex legal matters with respect to HIV/AIDS for a community of individuals often least able to afford it, and to leverage the resources of the private bar for the public good. In the process, we increase resources dedicated to the public interest through the private market, and increase the skill and capacity of the legal community to handle the intricacies of HIV/AIDS related law and representation.
Our summer "Help is on the Way" gala is designed to support both hunger and HIV programs. In past years when REAF supported only HIV services, beneficiaries were selected on a rotating bases with different beneficiaries selected for each event each year. Starting in 2015, REAF began partnering with Meals On Wheels of San Francisco on an ongoing basis as a beneficiary of our summer "Help is on the Way" gala to support their services of home delivered meals to the elderly and other homebound people with few other sources of food and nutrition. Our 2018 beneficiaries include Meals on Wheels San Francisco and AIDS Legal Referral Panel.
HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS XVII
Our annual holiday gala is designed to support HIV programs and/or youth services. Project Open Hand and Positive Resource Center was selected to be co-beneficiaries for this year's gala to support their HIV/AIDS programs.
Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives
Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community.
Meals On Wheels of San Francisco serve over 1.2 million meals a year to seniors in every San Francisco neighborhood. 24% of them have no other source of food, 65% live alone and 71% live below the federal poverty line. They are often physically challenged (including living with HIV) as well as confronted with the high cost of living in San Francisco. In addition to meals, MOW provides safety checks to ensure clients’ well being, match them with volunteers to assist them with companionship and day to day needs and provides health and safety items for their homes.
For additional information you can go to www.mowsf.org
Positive Resource Center (PRC) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides comprehensive benefits counseling, health, housing and employment services to those affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use and/or mental health issues. The organization helps people realize their potential by offering integrated legal, social and health-related services, all of which address the broad range of social risk factors that impact wellness and limit potential. PRC serves our clients by enabling them to access critical benefits which provide lifesaving income and insurance coverage, living wage jobs and career paths, eviction prevention and housing stabilization, and even mental health and substance use treatment in supportive housing and non-institutional co-op settings. In 2016, PRC merged with Baker Places, Inc. which provides an array of residential treatment services to people managing these and other similar issues. PRC also merged with AIDS Emergency Fund, an emergency financial assistance provider for low-income residents disabled by HIV/AIDS. With a combined 115-year history of service, PRC is deeply rooted in San Francisco, fighting for social and economic justice for the City’s low-income and disabled populations. Our newly integrated programs will provide a seamless continuum of services to 5,000 people in need, the most vulnerable among us who need our compassion and support. For more information, please visit www.positiveresource.org.