Desert Aids Project

Rating: 2.67 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

Location: PO Box 2890 (92263) 1695 N Sunrise Way Palm Springs CA 92262 USA

Mission: Desert AIDS Project has earned a national reputation as one of the most comprehensive AIDS service providers. We are one of only a handful of AIDS agencies operating an on-site medical clinic, a full range of client support services, and a comprehensive HIV education and prevention program, including anonymous HIV testing. Desert AIDS Project provides the opportunity for improved community health and responsible well-being through our framework of services, advocacy, and education.
Target demographics: low-income HIV positive individuals
Geographic areas served: Riverside County, San Bernardino County
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Rating: 1 stars  

They are terrible they make you sign documents for then to get funding to provide services to you but instead THEY FIND WAYS TO SUSPEND YOU FROM SUCH SERVICE LIKE I HAVE MISSED A DENTAL APPOINTMENT. 3 DAYS LATER RECEIVED A LETTER SAYING THAT I WAS SUSPENDED FROM SERVICE FOR ONE YEAR AND ALL BECAUSE I MISSED ONE APPOINTMENT IS CRAZY ....DAP is a joke! They need to be investigated in a big way, especially that DAMN revivals bull , now a regular retail furniture outlet. They have too many stores they have no idea how to run them they are supposed to be a support for people with HIV and AIDS which is a total joke, they rake in so much cash and I would like... Read more

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I've worked here for over a year and to date have had no annual review; there are numerous problems with this agency which have caused me to give my resignation. All of the "directors" should be let go and an entire new leadership brought in. The current leadership is more focused on media/public image than they are on the fundamentals of care for the clients or the rest of their employees. This is the worst place I have ever worked and the only way for it to get better is to totally revamp it with the focus on the clients, better treatment of the employees and a more balanced pay system. The Executive Director's salary is literally 10 times that of mine, and last year rather than taking a pay cut himself he laid people off.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my capacity as an employee

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get rid of all the current leadership and bring in a whole new group of people that are really focused on the original mission.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a few of my co-workers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

revamp everything and do some real good in the community

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I had been treated better by my direct supervisor

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

again, the leadership

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