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 FEEDING THE NEEDY

HUNGER

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Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth 

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POSITIVE RESOURCE CENTER (PRC)

advocate and an opportunity. PRC works diligently to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, mental health, or substance use issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services. Our services address the broad range of social risk factors that impact health and wellness and limit potential. We provide underserved populations with a unique set of integrated services that include emergency financial assistance for short-term stability, legal representation for access to necessary income and healthcare benefits, and residential treatment, housing, and employment training for longer-term social rehabilitation. In order to provide such a cohesive set of services and programs, PRC has joined forces and is in the process of merging with two long-standing and well-respected San Francisco nonprofits: AIDS Emergency Fund and Baker Places, Inc. ​

AIDS LEGAL REFERRAL PANEL (ALRP)

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.

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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. REAF's funding also supported the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s current goal to make San Francisco the first city to end AIDS transmissions in the world. For 2016, REAF also selected AIDS Legal Referral Panel as a co-beneficiary of the summer gala. ​Our 2017 beneficiaries include Meals on Wheels San Francisco and Positive Resource center.​

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Our annual holiday gala is designed to support HIV programs and youth services. Larkin Street Youth Services has also been selected to be an ongoing beneficiary of this holiday event to support their services for homeless and disenfranchised youth. Project Open Hand was selected to be co-beneficiary for this year's gala to support their HIV/AIDS programs.

Larkin Street Youth Services

For over 30 years, Larkin Street Youth Services has built a robust continuum of care to help homeless youth get off the streets. We are a pioneer in our field and our achievements are significant:  there is no other agency in San Francisco—and few nationwide—to offer a similar breadth of services with comparable results. At the Sutter Street Drop-In Center, youth find nutritious meals, hot showers, clean clothing, trained counselors and a safe haven from the street. Larkin Street provides comprehensive health services for homeless children and youth in San Francisco to allow them transition toward stability with healthy minds and bodies. Larkin Street’s Medical Clinic and HIV Specialty Clinic are staffed by caring health professionals and provide primary medical care, HIV testing, referrals and educational materials, as well as specialized care to youth who are HIV-positive. Larkin Street’s comprehensive education and employment services, Larkin Street Academy, provides young people with the opportunities, resources, and guidance they need to succeed. Through a range of housing options—from emergency homeless shelters to longer-term housing— Larkin Street is able to offer at-risk youth basic necessities, as well as a welcoming environment providing support, stability, and security. Each Larkin Street housing program and facility offers youth age-appropriate support to accommodate each stage of their journey, keeping them on track toward rejoining their families or progressing toward independence and self-sufficiency.
​For additional information you can go to http://www.larkinstreetyouth.org

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

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)

advocate and an opportunity. PRC works diligently to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, mental health, or substance use issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services. Our services address the broad range of social risk factors that impact health and wellness and limit potential. We provide underserved populations with a unique set of integrated services that include emergency financial assistance for short-term stability, legal representation for access to necessary income and healthcare benefits, and residential treatment, housing, and employment training for longer-term social rehabilitation. In order to provide such a cohesive set of services and programs, PRC has joined forces and is in the process of merging with two long-standing and well-respected San Francisco nonprofits: AIDS Emergency Fund and Baker Places, Inc. ​

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REAF's 2018 Beneficiaries 

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