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APLA Health

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Community Mental Health Centers, Health, Hospitals, Mental Health

Mission: APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County

Programs:

Ever since AIDS Project Los Angeles first opened its doors in 1983, we have been committed to delivering care to the people who need us most. Today as APLA Health, we help those living with HIV lead the healthiest and fullest lives possible. Linking individuals to proper health care and support services is a vital component in improving health outcomes for those affected by HIV/AIDS and lowering rates of HIV transmission.

 

We serve everyone in the community and we also specialize in the health needs of LGBT individuals. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, physical disabilities, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, religion, age, or ability to pay.

 

Our services include:

  • Primary medical care, including physicals, cancer screenings, and more
  • Behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse counseling
  • Dental care
  • HIV testing
  • PrEP & PEP
  • STD screening & treatment
  • Health education and HIV prevention services
  • HIV medical care
  • Home Health Care
  • Housing Support Services
  • Help with health insurance coverage
  • Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) food pantries
  • Care Coordination Services, including medical transportation, Clientline case management, and Linkage & Retention to HIV medical care
  • Fuerza Positiva, connecting HIV-positive Latino men to medical care and support services

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

I can't believe how awful APLA treats its clients. As a former donator I am appalled at how difficult it is to get services now that I lost my job and need some help to get back on my feet. It takes months to get a return phone call, the interns are clueless and the case worker I had was mean and condescending. The management needs to thoroughly look at why they treat their customers like this.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

APLA has been helping individuals for so many years. The organization has great staff and fighting for a great cause. I am happy that I can be a part of that, I know that I'm making a change in my community even if it's for a few hours every week. APLA is always in need of volunteers and assisting at NOLP(the food bank) has been a great experience for me since I speak with individuals who come from differnt backgrounds. Interning at APLA gives me the opportunity to bring change in our community which will later then lead to a better tomorrow.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I got involved with AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) after moving to Los Angeles in late 2009. I am running a marathon and raising $3,200 for APLA. From a business perspective, I believe they are managed by a team of great professionals who run a tight ship. Great people and great cause. Looking forward to a continued relationship.

Review from Guidestar