2017 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival Beneficiaries

AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
BROWARD HOUSE
SAVE
SUNSHINE SOCIAL SERVICES, INC.
THE POVERELLO CENTER
THE PRIDE CENTER AT EQUALITY PARK
LATINOS SALUD
THE WORLD AIDS MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
PRIDELINES

For more information on how your HIV/AIDS organization or program can qualify to be a future Beneficiary of Florida AIDS Walk, please email info@floridaaidswalk.org.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AIDS Healthcare FoundationAIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is a non-profit, global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 350,000 patients in 36 countries. As the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the United States, and a truly independent voice in the mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s operating capital comes from its own self-created social enterprises. AHF Pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships generate funding that helps AHF provide medical and advocacy services across the globe, reaching and treating patients regardless of their ability to pay. AHF is currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who don’t know they are infected. By advocating big goals – aiming to see an unprecedented 1 billion people tested each year – AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods of HIV testing and treatment. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As they create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities in the U.S. and abroad, AHF expands delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.

To learn more about AIDS Healthcare Foundation, visit www.aidshealth.org.

Broward House

Founded in 1988, Broward House is the County’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization, providing a wide variety of important services to more than 6,000 men, women, children, and families living with or at high risk for HIV. The organization operates 15 locations throughout South Florida, and provides: both assisted living and independent housing; medical respite; case management; client advocacy; HIV testing and counseling; street outreach; myriad education and prevention programs; chemical dependency treatment; mental health therapy; and support groups. Additionally, the organization is one of only five Hepatitis C rapid testing agencies in the state of Florida.

To learn more about Broward House, visit www.browardhouse.org.

SAVE

SAVE

SAVE is recognized as South Florida’s leading organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) against discrimination.

Since 1993, SAVE has advocated for equal rights for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  We accomplish this through grassroots action focused on:

  • Political Advocacy – working to promote local, state, and federal policy change by building community consensus.
  • Community Outreach – changing hearts and minds by educating the people of South Florida about LGBT issues.
  • Candidate Endorsements – supporting political leaders committed to ending LGBT discrimination.

 

The Young Guardians Society is a young professionals network at SAVE with an emphasis on equality, social justice advocacy, and philanthropic giving.

Sunshine Social Services, Inc.

Sunshine Social Services, Inc., or SunServe, was formed to create a resource for social services specifically tailored to the needs of the sprawling LGBTQ community in Broward County. The group advocates for strong inclusive families, and provides critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth and senior citizens in the greater South Florida metropolitan area. The group operates the Noble A. McArtor Senior Day Center – the first senior day care center focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community – as well as a counseling program, support groups, community outreach, education, and training.

To learn more about Sunshine Social Services, visit www.sunserve.org.

The Poverello Center

Poverello Logo The Poverello Center, Inc. provides nutritious food, services and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with critical and chronic Illnesses including HIV, in South Florida.

Eat Well: In 2015, the Poverello Center, Inc. provided emergency food to 2,942 unduplicated participants under 250% of the Federal Poverty level, all of whom were HIV positive. Of these, 434 (15%) had CDC – Defined AIDS. 51% were African American or Black and 24% of all clients endured unstable or temporary housing during 2015. In spite of the Affordable Care Act, 50% of our clients are still uninsured. 29% have either Medicaid/Medicare or both, 19% have private insurance and 2% receive VA, Tricare or other military benefit healthcare. Through the generosity of our funders and donors, 19,677 weeks’ worth of medically appropriate groceries were distributed.

Live Well: Our Live Well Center provides exercise, massage, chiropractic and acupuncture through the generosity of our volunteer providers for those with HIV in a safe and welcoming environment without cost to participants.

Be Well: Programming aimed at wellness includes smoking cessation, insurance information, educational classes, beginning HIV treatment, linkage to and retention in HIV care.

To learn more about the services that Poverello offers, visit www.poverello.org.

The Pride Center at Equality Park

For more than 19 years, the Pride Center has been celebrating, nurturing, and empowering the LGBTQ communities in South Florida by meeting their distinct socio-economic, health, spiritual, and safety needs. The Center owns six acres of property in Wilton Manors – known as Equality Park – with 30,000 square feet of office space, where the nonprofit hosts more than 60 regularly meeting groups each month, and more than 17,000 adults and youth attend activities there each year. The organization also offers HIV testing and prevention, education, and counseling, as well as holistic and comprehensive support programs for people living with HIV.

To learn more about The Pride Center, visit www.pridecenterflorida.org.

Latinos Salud

 Latinos Salud serves gay Latinos, as well as all guys living with HIV, and anyone who identifies as transgender.  With locations in Wilton Manors, Miami Beach, and now in Kendall, the agency's bi-lingual staff offer free HIV rapid testing, STD testing, Linkage-to-care services, two Life Coaching programs, two youth HIV prevention programs; two peer leadership health promotion program, and two weekly HIV+ support groups.  

To learn more about Latinos Salud, visit www.latinossalud.org.

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

World AIDS Museum The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center is open to the public to come to, explore and enjoy. They offer guided docent tours on request. In their main gallery is the CHRONOLOGY OF AIDS which is the history of HIV and AIDS. They have two small art galleries that offer thought-provoking and heartwarming art experiences. Additionally, the research center is open to the public, providing the latest up-to-date information. Finally, they provide HIV/STI education in schools and in others settings serving at-risk segments of the population. The idea for the World AIDS Museum grew out of the Fort Lauderdale based group, Pozitive Attitudes, a topic driven support group for HIV positive individuals. Steve Stagon, the facilitator, who would later become the Museum’s founder, started creating historical HIV/AIDS exhibits as topics for the group. In the early days, these were displayed at the Pride Center of South Florida and Blanche Ely High School. Other members of the Pozitive Attitudes group showed interest and on September 20, 2011, the World AIDS Museum was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center believes it is important to document the history of HIV/AIDS, to deepen understanding of this continuing worldwide epidemic through empowerment, education and enlightenment, and to remove the stigma of HIV/AIDS, which acts as a barrier to both testing and prevention.

Pridelines

PridelinesPridelines is a grassroots 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by gay and bisexual youth for LGBTQ youth and their allies in the wake of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign.

More than 30 years later, Pridelines continues to provide safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies throughout South Florida. 

Their mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the community at large in safe and diverse environments through affirming programs and services to promote dialogue, wellness and foster social change.

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