NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: UNITED STATES
The AIDS Institute promotes action for social change through public policy research, advocacy, and community education.
National AIDS advocacy and public policy organization. Web site provides comprehensive policy and legislative advocacy resources and information related to AIDS funding appropriations, healthcare/treatment access, housing, prevention, research, and the Ryan White CARE Act. AIDS United was previously known as AIDS Action.
C2EA is a diverse, exciting coalition of people living with HIV/AIDS, their advocates and their loved ones—uniting to demand that our leaders exert the political will to stop the epidemic, in the U.S. and abroad, once and for all.
CSH is a US-based national, nonprofit, intermediary organization whose mission is to expand the quantity and quality of service-supported permanent housing for individuals with special needs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This website provides information about CSH programs and initiatives, publications, and network of local offices located across the country, which provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to nonprofit partners in their communities. It also features an overview of the need for and cost benefits of supportive housing.
This site “features a searchable knowledge center of case studies, best practices, data and trends in the field of chronic homelessness.” Topics include: supportive housing, prevention, systematic change issues, homelessness after Katrina, housing for people with AIDS, and substance abuse.
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Founded in 1981, GMHC offers hands-on support services in New York City and education and advocacy for hundreds of thousands nationwide.
NAEH is a US-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness. The Alliance represents a united effort to address the root causes of homelessness and challenge society’s acceptance of homelessness as an inevitable by-product of American life.
The mission of NCH is to end homelessness. Work is focused in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights. The approaches are: grassroots organizing, public education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and partnerships.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council began as an element of the 19-project HCH demonstration program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Memorial Trust. We are now 95 Organizational Members and over 700 individuals who provide care for homeless people throughout the country, organized as the HCH Clinicians’ Network. Its members include grantees and subcontractors in the federal Health Care for the Homeless funding stream, members of the Respite Care Providers’ Network, and others.
The National Housing Trust Fund, which became law with the passage of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, is a permanent federal housing production program with dedicated sources of funding specifically targeted to extremely low income households. At least 90% of the funds must be used for the production, preservation, rehabilitation, or operation of rental housing, while at least 75% of the funds for rental housing must benefit extremely low-income households.
The mission of NLCHP is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the organization pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education
Established in 1974, the National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), established in 1987, is the premier national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: UNITED STATES
Acadiana CARES has worked to provide education to halt the spread of HIV in the Acadiana region in Louisiana and to end the prejudice and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS issues. The mission of Acadiana CARES is to address the issues and problems associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to provide education and services for the purposes of HIV prevention and the cares those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Alabama devotes its energy and resources statewide to helping people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives and works to prevent the spread of HIV.
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
APLA, one of the nation’s largest AIDS service organizations, provides direct services to more than 10,000 men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. Services include prevention education, a food bank, professional dental care, housing assistance, mental health counseling, women’s services and case management.
The mission of AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) is to create and strengthen healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. ASD’s mission includes advocacy, education, and the development of affordable housing options and community development opportunities, both for its residents living with HIV/AIDS, and for economically disadvantaged people.
Bailey House’s commitment is to empower people living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones and the communities and agencies that serve them to achieve their fullest potential through the development and provision of housing and vital services.
Brothers Uplifting Brothers (BUB) is a 501(c)(3) community based organization that was founded in October 2000 in Merrillville, Indiana. Through grassroots activity and community mobilization BUB has grown to become a funded HIV service provider that targets men, women, youth and families in under served communities with HIV/AIDS and STD health education programs and services.
The mission of Building Changes (formerly AIDS Housing of Washington) is to unite public and private partners to create innovative solutions through expert advice, grantmaking and advocating for lasting change. Building Changes engages in a multi-faceted approach to ensure that housing and service delivery systems meet the needs of all homeless populations. It primarily serves government and nonprofit organizations in the State of Washington, and its activities benefit approximately 8,000 individuals annually, including individuals and families with children who are experiencing homelessness, and the housing and service providers who support them.
Calcutta House provides housing and other highly supportive services for people living with AIDS in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region.
Founded in 1983, Cascade AIDS Project is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. CAP has grown considerably since its beginning, from a 2 person staff to almost 50, from a budget of $100,000 to over $4 million. CAP operates multiple programs from its main service site and receives support from over 600 volunteers. It has always been an organization that depends heavily on volunteers. This is true now more than ever, as CAP expands services to meet growing needs in the community.
Clare Housing provides shelter, services and compassionate care to persons living with HIV and AIDS in the Twin Cities.
Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (CSI) is a nonprofit organization that specializes in community and organizational development strategies to improve the lives of low-income persons with special needs. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, CSI offers technical assistance, organizational capacity development, leadership development, community organization, local and statewide advocacy for special needs populations, and research and evaluation services to communities and organizations.
CAP is the oldest and largest non-profit, community-based HIV and AIDS service and education agency in Colorado. Serving the Denver-Metro area and the surrounding counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson), any man, woman or child with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis is eligible for CAP’s services and referrals.
CATF’s mission is to fight the spread of HIV, reduce its transmission, stigma and the resulting discrimination through education and awareness, and provide quality services to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
CARC is the statewide umbrella organization supporting HIV/AIDS service providers in Connecticut. CARC, through its member agencies, strives to ensure quality housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut and to promote effective HIV/ AIDS awareness and prevention education.
Del Norte’s mission is to build quality, affordable housing; to maintain and upgrade existing housing; and to assist economic growth through employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for the benefit of low and moderate-income families and individuals.
Doorways’ mission is to provide safe, affordable housing where people with HIV/AIDS can enjoy security and peace of mind. Doorways operates 65 apartments for independent living, a 36 unit residential care facility, and a rent and mortgage subsidy program that serves more than 450 people each month.
Gregory House Programs is committed to the on-going assessment and development of programs that meet the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS throughout Hawaii. Because of these services, clients of Gregory House Programs have been able to achieve stable housing, gain access to medical care and maintain relatively stable health in the advent of current treatments.
Harlem United is a community-based organization providing a unique continuum of care.Established in 1988 and initially called the Upper Room AIDS Ministry, Harlem United was only able to offer limited services at first: support groups; hot meals, and HIV-treatment education. Today, Harlem United serves clients from East Harlem to the Bronx. Including our testing and outreach programs, we now reach 10,000 people each year. One of the most important and innovative organizations in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, Harlem United currently employs over 150 full-time staff and has become a national model of comprehensive care in a community-based setting.
A minority-controlled nonprofit founded in 1990, Housing Works is New York State’s largest provider of housing and comprehensive services for homeless and formerly homeless people with HIV/AIDS. Web site provides information about Housing Works’ programs and activities, action alerts, and links to related online resources. Also features “ZAP of the Week page,” which focuses on AIDS issues in New York and allows Internet users to send preformatted e-mail to policymakers.
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, the first and largest AIDS service organization in New Jersey. Founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt agency. They provide client services in six regional offices as well as several statewide services that include individual client advocacy as well as hotline counseling for prevention, care and treatment, service referrals, professional and community education workshops, legal services and public policy advocacy.
Formed in 1999, the Louisiana Latino Health Coalition for HIV/AIDS Awareness (LLHC) is a dynamic body of individuals, health providers, community leaders, and advocates representing multiple organizations. The Coalition pioneers efforts to assess and address the HIV/AIDS needs of Louisiana’s Latino population.
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is firmly established as a global leader in the fight against AIDS. With an annual budget of $16 million, 60 employees, 600 volunteers and 120,000 individuals served this year, the AIDS Foundation continues to face daunting challenges at every turn with compassion, dignity and a sense of purpose.
Since its inception in 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri, SAVE Inc. has built or renovated nine residential buildings that provide 75 units of housing and created innovative housing programs that have enabled hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS to maintain a home of their own and, by extension, live with personal dignity.
The Southern AIDS Coalition was formed in 2001 as a membership organization of government representatives, corporations, and community advocates. This unique partnership is born from the burgeoning numbers of people in the South with infection rates much higher than in the rest of the U.S. population, particularly for newly diagnosed cases. Federal funds do not meet the needs of those living with HIV in the South and are not equally distributed across the country. The HIV/AIDS outbreak is at a state of emergency in the southern United States. The disparate impact of this epidemic on southern citizens, especially within communities of color, must be addressed. The Southern AIDS Coalition works to provide southerners with the opportunity to receive adequate HIV/AIDS prevention information, treatment, support services, and housing. SAC is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit entity.
The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) formerly known as the AIDS Housing Corporation has been providing Technical Assistance (TA) services to create safe, affordable places for people living with HIV/AIDS to call home since 1991. Our services have helped in the development of over 40 housing programs and more than 1,200 units of housing throughout New England. We serve as a strong voice for the housing needs of persons with AIDS as well as other disabilities, and have advocated for increased funding and sound public policy that works toward meeting those needs. The AIDS Housing Corporation was a founding member of the National AIDS Housing Coalition (NAHC), and TAP remains involved today.
Vocal-NY is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, and mass incarceration, along with the organizations that serve us, to create health and just communities. We accomplish this though community organizing, leadership development, public education, participatory research, and direct action. VOCAL-NY was formerly known as the New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN) until 2010.