Mission: To improve health and wellbeing, Allies provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections.
Target demographics: Allies envisions a healthier community whereby all individuals access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.
Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh and southwest Pennsylvania
Programs: - integrated medical care
- HIV support services, including medical case management and mental health therapy
- pharmacy services
- trans* care
- FREE HIV, hepatitis C and STI testing
I began volunteering for PATF about a year ago. It was at the time that Darryl Phillips was exiting and Cydney was assuming his vacated position. I began working in the food pantry on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoon. I found that with the number of people that were court ordered to do community service and had chosen PATF's Food Pantry inwhich to fullfill those hours, I was not needed in that venue. It was suggested by Darryl that I should be manning the reception desk. I now volunteer at the reception desk on Monday afternoon from 12:00 till 3:00 pm and Wednesday morning from 9:00 till 12:00 pm.The staff at PATF ,from day one, welcomed me as one of their own. I am appreciated for all that I do for PATF. It has been and will continue to be an excellent experience.