Mission: Aids project of the east bay is focused on the prevention of the spread of hiv and supports individuals living with the virus through programs targeted at some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. The corporation seeks to provide culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and effective services to all persons and communities in alameda county living with and affected by hiv.
Programs: Apeb wellness center provides a variety of free health care services for those individuals living with hiv who cannot afford medical care. Apeb's clinic is staffed by skilled case workers who assist with acquiring medication through the aids drug assistance program (adap). No hiv positive person needing care is turned away from apeb wellness center. Since 1983, apeb's wellness center ha provided high quality, state of the art, conscientious care to support the health of our clients. The wellness center also includes a counseling center staffed by two psychologists, and a mental health case worker. Patients with concerns about issues related to mental health, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or who may just feel they need to talk are eligible for free consulting with our skilled team.
apeb's client services department provides assistance to individuals that are hiv positive in various ways. The organization provides medical case management, emergency and long-term housing and transportation assistance, as well as, nutritional support through the apeb food bank.
apeb's health promotion department provides numerous programs of education and prevention to hiv/aids infected and at risk individuals. Counselors are available to assist clients in making decisions about healthcare and hiv prevention. Additionally, the health promotion department provides support to transgender individuals by offering a safe space to focus on spiritual and emotional growth, hormones (safely) legal name and documents changes, knowing one's rights, and linkage to education, job training as well as other creative outlets.
AIDS Project of the East Bay is an organization that serves folks living with HIV and AIDS in Alameda County. Serving one of the most diverse populations in the Country APEB often reaches into the margins to serve folks that do not feel comfortable at other organizations. What is most striking to me is that they are compassionate and engaged and treat all of their clients (who they call guests) like millionaires.