Desert AIDS Project

Rating: 2.84 stars   19 reviews

Issues:

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: 5 stars  

I am very proud to serve as a member of the board of directors. The Desert AIDS Project (DAP) provides an amazing variety of critical services for more than 2,200 clients. With wholesale cuts to funding of programs, medication reiumbursement, education and prevention in the State of California, the DAP is truly the only resource thousands have; it's a lifeline.

As a volunteer I'm often moved to tears when I talk with clients who relate how they moved to Palm Springs to die from AIDS. They then found the DAP and came under our care. Now, five, ten or fifteen years later, these people who came to live out what they thought was the end of their lives, are now leading leading productive and vibrant lives.

No reward is greater than knowing the difference the DAP has made in the lives of so many. And there is great pride in the education and prevention efforts taking place every day, despite no government funding.

As a compassionate source of care and support, there is no organization or staff better than the Desert AIDS Project.

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

the tremendous positive impact it has had onthelives of those living with HIV/AIDS and those that benefit from the education, testing and prevention programs.

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

wand to ensure that more people know about our services, including those that might be afraid to be tested, fearing that they might be HIV+. Everyone that is at risk should be tested. Knowledge is power and knowing your status will make a huge difference in your long-term health.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Desert AIDS Proect is committed to providing quality care to our patients, education and prevention services to the public, and much-needed advocacy work to ensure continued HIV/AIDS funding.

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

Making a difference in the lives of men, women and children living with HIV & AIDS many of whom live on $10,500 or less annually.

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

Duplicate their efforts all over the country!

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