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Aids Assistance Program

Rating: 4.99 stars   101 reviews 6,204

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Health, Human Services

Address:

1276 N. Palm Canyon Drive #108 Palm Springs CA 92262 USA

Mission:

The AIDS Assistance Program, founded in 1991, supplements its client''s nutritional needs by distributing to them twice monthly food vouchers that are redeemable at local Stater Brothers Markets for food and hygiene products. A volunteer Board of Directors manages the AIDS Assistance Program. Our staff consists of;2 paid staff persons in modest offices in downtown Palm Springs. All the AAP's support personnel are drawn from a pool of dedicated and committed volunteers that are available on an on call basis. The Board of Directors" primary purpose is to raise the funds needed to oversee the administrative cost and our ongoing monthly food voucher expense of approximately $50,000.00 each and every month with no government assistance.. Currently we serve 500 individuals;each receiving $100.00 a month. We have a waiting list of nearly 200 clients which we would also love to serve.

Results:

AIDS Assistance Program has returned over $8.5 Million dollars back into the community to those in need.

Target demographics:

low-income men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Approximately 500 clients, with an unfortunate waiting list of over 160 persons,

Geographic areas served:

Greater Palm Springs

Programs:

Food Voucher services to low-income men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.Any resident of The Greater Palm Springs with an annual income of less than $16,700.00 and living with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis qualifies to receive this paramount nutritional support. The organization does this at a cost of approximately $50,000.00 a month. Additionally the AIDS Assistance Program now offers benefits seminars and individual one on one counseling to HIV infected individuals that are considering a possible return to work due to their dramatically improved health, the result of new treatment regimes and other therapies.

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760-325-8481
http://www.aidsassistance.org

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Reviews for Aids Assistance Program

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

They have helped my nephew now for about 9 years. He is a disabled vet living with AIDS and the food cards they give to him every month helps him stay alive and with dignity. I applause these people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One of only three local groups I give my time and $ to. Small staff, basic no-frills offices and well thought of in the local community. Winners in my book.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This group puts on fun events such as their signature "Evening Under the Stars" which raises awareness of the organization. Great cause.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer for this information and enjoy the camaraderie this organization shows to its volunteers and appreciate how the clients are put 1st and foremost. I will continue to do what I can for this special group of charitable people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Well run with a distinct mission. These folks make $$$ go as far as possible. A treat to do biz with them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My Uncles Partner is in charge of this organization and I think it is terrific. Please support them in anyway you can with donations or time. They really work hard.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is "Lean and nice" --play on words..they help so many do so much good. I have watched the kindness and thoughtfulness for many years. Top Notch!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I've watched my dear friend Mark run this organization like a tight ship, but yet he beams with compassion for those who are not so lucky

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a client of A.A.P. an would not eat if it was not for them. I hold them up on a pedestal for all the kind ways they are to me

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I've watched my son run this organization and he makes me so proud. As a kid he was more concerned with others 1st putting himself at the bottom. I have had the hoy of meeting some of the clients he helps and it makes me happy to see all the do.

 
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