December 1 is World AIDS Day – It’s time to raise awareness.
On any given night in 2017, 20 percent of the homeless population reported having a serious mental illness. 16 percent of conditions related to chronic substance abuse, and more than 10,000 people had HIV/AIDS.
Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS are found at high rates among the homeless population, sometimes three to six times higher than that of the general population.
Incredible Agencies that are Fighting Against AIDS with Care and/or Education
“Vivent Health was founded on the combined expertise of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Rocky Mountain CARES, St. Louis Effort for AIDS and AIDS Services of Austin. We have since grown into other regions as we collectively work toward a world without AIDS. We are committed to being a respectful, caring partner serving everyone affected by HIV through our comprehensive, integrated prevention, care and treatment programs.”
Healthy Living Projects
“Healthy Living Projects provides free HIV testing to help people who are at high risk know their HIV status to end this pandemic.”
KC Care is “dedicated to providing quality care, access, research and education to the underserved and all people in our community – whether you have private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or are uninsured.”
SAVE, Inc. KC
SAVE, Inc. KC is observing World AIDS Day with us.
“SAVE, Inc. believes that housing is a basic human right. Since 1986, we have been providing permanent, transitional and emergency housing assistance to Kansas City’s most vulnerable. Each year, we provide services to nearly 2,000 individuals.”
KCMO HIV Services
“The HIV Services Division of the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department provides HIV/AIDS related support services in eleven Missouri counties (Clinton, Platte, Clay, Ray, Jackson, LaFayette, Cass, Johnson, Bates, Henry, Benton) and in four Kansas counties (Miami, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson).”
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