2018 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival Beneficiaries

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

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 services to over 819,000 people 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.

 

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.

SAVE’s mission is to promote, protect and defend equality for people in South Florida who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

 

Sunshine Social Services, Inc.

SunServe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services agency serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida. We provide high quality, culturally relevant care for all with an emphasis on those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, persons living with HIV, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. We also offer myriad education and training services.

Mission: Recognizing that the entire LGBTQ community has the right to quality care, our mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth, and senior adults in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.

Recent Statistics:
Who We Help (Annually; Based on 2017)
Seniors: 644
Mental Health: 600
Training Recipients: 1,103
Youth: 650
HIV/AIDS Case Management: 703
Transgender Services and Groups: 213
Women’s Services: 45
Unclassified: 81

Videos: https://www.sunserve.org/gallery/

 

The Poverello Center

Poverello Logo In Florida, 135,986 people are estimated to be living with HIV, including 15.6% who don’t even know they are infected, and so aren’t receiving any treatment. Florida is disproportionately affected, and while progress has been made, the rate of new HIV diagnosis in Broward County is on the rise with 770 people newly diagnosed last year. We won’t stop this fight until AIDS is a thing of the past! To truly make a difference, we need caring people like you to sponsor our participation in the walk. Did you know we served 3000 people with HIV last year? Or that 86.1% of our participants had a controlled viral load, meaning they cannot spread the virus? That rate is better than the national average of 49% and better than any other provider of food or medical services in the Ryan White Care System in Broward County.

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 was founded in 2008 to create a safe space for gay Latinos, anyone living with HIV, and anyone who identifies as transgender to find friends, support, and resources. With three South Florida locations (Wilton Manors, Miami Beach, and Kendall), the agency offers HIV and STD testing, prevention programs, linkage-to-care, and Ryan White services 11 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each weekday, and has outreach many late nights and weekends.

Latinos Salud's 30 diverse staff members hail from Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, México, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey, and Venezuela. All of our program staff member are bilingual, and all are certified test counselors, in addition to facilitating other specific programs. As result, they understand the cultural norms that impact health and behaviors. We also collaborate with dozens of other service agencies.

Our programs give guys the skills they need to stay safe from HIV, or to live healthier with HIV. Fundraising through the Florida AIDS Walk is vital to sustaining and growing our services. Donated funds fill the gaps that grants don’t cover, and allow us to pilot new services that can then be supported by grants thereafter.

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.

 

OASIS FLORIDA

OASIS FLORIDAOASIS FLORIDA
AWARENESS - Delivering effective outreach to all people with a special emphasis in the MSM Community. Partnering with the community in the journey to increase awareness regarding HIV/AIDS.
TESTING - Creating an understanding of the importance of routine HIV testing. Providing easy and accessible testing services that focus on each individual with clear and understandable information about HIV prevention.
EDUCATION & PREVENTION - Providing education which leads to prevention and lessens stigma associated with HIV/AIDS
RESOURCE LINKAGES - Providing persons with direct referrals to other Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) based on their identified needs. Cooperating and collaborating with Area CBO’s to assure follow through and quality of care.
ADVOCACY - Building a safe and supportive community respectful of ALL persons, including persons living with HIV/AIDS and our LGBT citizens.

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