AIDS Walk San Francisco benefits San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS programs and services throughout the Bay Area.
Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, San Francisco AIDS Foundation is confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, San Francisco AIDS Foundation refuses to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. By combining innovative, evidence-based programs for HIV prevention and care with bold policy initiatives focused on issues ranging from harm reduction to total health and wellness, the agency is making sustainable progress against HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area.
Funds raised by AIDS Walk San Francisco enable San Francisco AIDS Foundation to provide services that improve the quality of life for thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS and focus prevention efforts on those at greatest risk of contracting the disease.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation is guided by a strategic plan with three ambitious goals aimed at radically reducing new infections in San Francisco in 2015.
Goal 1: Reducing new infections in San Francisco by 50%
Goal 2: Ensuring all San Franciscans know their current HIV status
Goal 3: Ensuring access to proper care for all HIV-positive San Franciscans
Visit http://sfaf.org/ to learn more.
Additional Benefiting Organizations: Community Partnership Program
AIDS Walk San Francisco and San Francisco AIDS Foundation have long recognized that no single organization can meet all the critical needs that arise from HIV/AIDS. That's why, each year, AIDS Walk San Francisco and San Francisco AIDS Foundation invite other vitally important AIDS organizations to be co-beneficiaries of the event. These organizations provide medical care, home-delivered meals, women's and children's services, and much more to people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the Bay Area. They participate as fundraising teams in AIDS Walk San Francisco at no cost to themselves, and they keep a majority of the funds they raise. Through the Community Partnership Program (CPP), AIDS Walk San Francisco makes available the highly successful infrastructure used by its Teams Department to organize corporate and community involvement in the event.
Benefiting Organizations for 2012
360: Positive Care Center
To develop innovative solutions to cure HIV/AIDS while providing the tools to maintain wellness.
AIDS Community Research Consortium
To grow new and innovative public health approaches to support empowerment through unique and creative ways.
AIDS Emergency Fund
Our mission is to provide immediate, short-term financial assistance to help people disabled by HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
To maintain or improve the health of people with AIDS/HIV by resolving legal issues.
AIDS Project East Bay
To prevent the spread of HIV and help those infected.
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
To educate, support, empower and advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities particularly A&PIs living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Our mission is to improve the health, mental health and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community by: 1. high quality health and human services 2. sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best service delivery practices.3 provide leadership.
Asian Health Services
To serve and advocate for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture.
Bay Area Young Positives
To help young people (26 and under) with HIV/AIDS to live longer, happier, healthier, more productive, and quality-filled lives.
Bill Wilson Center
Be able to work with the community to ensure that every youth has access to the range of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults.
Community Awareness and Treatment Service
To help those in need while culturally sensitive services.
Dolores Street Community Services
Our mission is to prevent homelessness, create affordable housing, build community, and empower low-income residents of San Francisco.
East Bay Community Law Center
We provide desperately-needed legal services to the low-income community in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV & health, homelessness and economic development; and hands-on clinical education to law students to make these future lawyers aware of and skilled in addressing the needs of indigent communities.
East Oakland Community Project
We provide dignified accommodations and holistic services to homeless people, including individuals battling HIV/AIDS.
To fight HIV/AIDS by building a movement of young leaders dedicated to global health equity and social justice.
Homeless Youth Alliance
HYA exists to meet homeless youth where they are, and to help them build healthier lives.
Huckleberry Youth Program
To educate, inspire, and support underserved youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.
Larkin Street Youth Services
To create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street.
Lyon-Martin Health Services
We provide excellent health care to women, lesbians and transgender people in a safe and compassionate environment, with sensitivity to sexual orientation and gender identity.
We strive to provide the type of care that each of us would like to receive at the end of our lives – care that is dignified, non-judgmental, and unconditional.
Marin AIDS Project
Our mission is to provide the best quality HIV/AIDS services, information, education and support possible for the people of Marin County.
Most Holy Redeemer’s HIV/AIDS Support Group
We Plan to help mitigate the suffering and enhance the quality of life of those struggling with debilitating HIV/AIDS-related diseases.
National AIDS Memorial Grove
To provide a healing sanctuary, to increase awareness of this national treasure, and to promote learning and understanding of the human tragedy of the AIDS pandemic.
Native American AIDS Project
To provide culturally competent services that celebrates the Native American culture to individuals living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Outlet Program, Project Outlet, Community Health Awareness Council
Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education and advocacy.
Pacific Center for Human Growth
Works to foster and enhance the well-being and self-respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program at Children’s Hospital Oakland
Our mission is to provide the highest quality pediatric care for all children through regional primary and subspecialty networks, strong medical education and teaching programs, a diverse workforce, state-of-the-art research programs and facilities, and nationally. recognized child advocacy efforts.
Pets Are Wonderful Support
Is a volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income seniors and people with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses
Positive Health Program, HIV/AIDS Division at San Francisco General Hospital
To build the capacity of clinics and hospitals in resource limited settings for the care of people with HIV/AIDS.
Positive Resource Center
Our mission is to assist people affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education, training and advocacy.
We assure the development of effective treatments and a cure; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections.
Project Open Hand
We believe that a program of good nutrition can help an individual stay stronger and lead a healthier life.
Quan Yin Healing Arts Center
Our program provides low-cost, drop-in acupuncture for people who’s health benefits will not cover acupuncture and who live on a limited income. This clinic is ideal for people who live with chronic illnesses including Hepatitis, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County
The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County builds community among LGBTIQ persons and their allies through social opportunities, health and wellness services, and awareness programs.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention Crisis Line- AIDS/ HIV Nightline
To provide emotional support, assistance, and intervention as necessary to persons in crisis and those impacted by them, without regard to race, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
We provide emotional and practical support to San Francisco's most vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness.
St. James Infirmary
Offers free, confidential, nonjudgmental medical and social services for sex workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations.
The HIV Story Project
This project brings together individuals living with HIV/AIDS, non-profit social service organizations addressing the disease, and top filmmakers to participate in one of the largest cross-agency and cross-disciplinary efforts around HIV/AIDS the world has ever seen.
Tri-City Health Center
We provide a diverse spectrum of healthcare services and education. We serve everyone without regard to financial position, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation, or any other criterion.
UCSF Alliance Health Project aka AIDS Health ProjectOur goal is to provide culturally sensitive counseling and education to stop the spread of HIV infection, and to help people face the emotional, psychological and social challenges of living with HIV disease.
The mission of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies is to conduct research to prevent new HIV infections, improve health outcomes among those infected, and reduce disparities.
We provide a range of counseling, case management, education, medication and other services to San Francisco children, youth and adults who have been marginalized due to poverty, race, mental illness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and homelessness.
Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases
To ensure greater access to HIV services for women and girls.
Women's Community Clinic
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of women and girls.
Women's HIV Program at UCSF
WHP innovated a model of care to overcome these barriers through a comprehensive, culturally sensitive, array of family-focused programs, all conveniently housed in a safe space under one roof.