The Mission of RAIN Oklahoma is to compassionately serve individuals and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases, through education, volunteerism, and coordinated access to healthcare and support services.
Results: In November, we moved to a new location! This location is conveniently located on a major bus route with ample parking for clients. Fundraising efforts continue to offset the decrease in federal and private finding.
Target demographics: individuals with HIV and other chronic illnesses
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200 individuals
Geographic areas served: Central and Western Oklahoma
Programs: RAIN Oklahoma's programs and services include: case management, HIV prevention education (general, workplace and youth and older adult peer education), nutritional counseling referrals, dental and eye care referrals, transportation assistance, housing and utility assistance, outreach, case management services for elderly and disabled individuals and free anonymous and confidential HIV antibody testing and counseling.
I volunteered for several years with RAIN, such a tremendous experience. Since then, I've had to call them to assist with clients I work with and they have a well educated and very warm and caring staff
I've served on the RAIN board for three years, and am now serving as vice-president of the board. I can only say that this has to be one of the hardest working, committed and knowledgeable group of people serving this community as any I've seen! I am a life-long social worker and have worked with various groups and populations in Oklahoma, and can understand how difficult it is for many individuals and families to access services, especially for chronic illnesses. Keep up the good work!