To provide safe, secure and supportive housing to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Capital District based on individual need. To empower residents in our programs to attain their highest level of self-sufficiency.
HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS
Affordable housing for people with HIV/AIDS is vital. A study in New York indicated that once in supportive housing formerly homeless individuals were four times more likely to seek medical care than those in case management alone.
Homelessness not only puts individuals with HIV/AIDS at a high risk of contracting an infection, it also makes obtaining and using common HIV/AIDS medications more difficult. Anti-retroviral medications used to treat HIV come with complicated regimens. Without stable housing, the likelihood of taking medication on a regular schedule, which is crucial for proper treatment, is virtually impossible.
Lack of ongoing medical care leads to frequent, lengthy hospitalizations, which are much more costly. It also leads to premature death.
Conditions associated with homelessness make HIV prevention and control especially difficult.
Limited access to medical care severely restricts HIV/AIDS prevention, risk reduction and treatment for homeless persons.
Just past midnight on October 7, 1998, one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in American history took place in Laramie, Wyoming.
Matthew Shepard a 21-year-old college student, was abducted by two men, tied to a fence, beaten with the butt of a pistol and left to die.
A bicyclist found his body, 18 hours laterShepard died in a hospital with his family beside him.
The Laramie Project, is a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder
Please join us for this moving, true story of one of the most tragic hate crimes in American History.
Friday February 15, 2013
Albany Civic Theater
235 Second Avenue Albany, NY
$25 Per Person
For Tickets Call 427-2463
During these tough times we thank those of you who helped to make Christmas a day to remember for our residents.
Tess Collins and patrons of McGeary's
OUR Brothers Keepers Foundation
First United Methodist Church
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
St. Mary's Church in Waterford
Toys for Tots
Margaret Lamar King
Support Ministries featured in the Times Union.
Cheryl Hage-Perez presenting at the Supportive Housing Network of NYS annual meeting in NYC.
HOMES, HELP AND HOPE
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