Benefiting Agencies

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Bill Holt Clinic

The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the only comprehensive pediatric HIV clinic in the state of Arizona, providing comprehensive care for children and adolescents exposed to or infected with HIV. The clinic, founded in 1994, is a multidisciplinary program providing family-centered care. A team of specialists works together at the visits to provide specialized medical care, nutritional support, child life services, and psychosocial support. The team works together with families to maximize the health of children/adolescents affected by or infected with HIV. The clinic provides testing of exposed infants, children, and adolescents. 

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Chicanos Por La Causa

L.U.C.E.S Program provides HIV supportive services to hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS. It also provides HIV education/resources to thousands of at-risk Latinos in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. The services offered include; Case Management, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Psychological Support, and Outreach. HIV Counseling/Testing is provided in collaboration with Ebony House. OraQuick, an effective and reliable testing is offered weekly.

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Compassion in Action

Compassion in Action has been committed to equipping and mobilizing local churches and Christ followers to reach out with the love and compassion of Jesus to care for the needs of people touched by HIV/AIDS since 1993. We have been doing this through three primary programs. First, we offer food boxes each month to support a healthy immune system through good nutritional food. We also offer a monthly dinner and meeting to provide people touched by HIV a safe place to connect and discover how to live a fuller life. Last, we have our Care Program that provides compassionate participant-focused visitation, encouragement, and non-medical support for those affected by HIV. The Care Program links the participant with a trained volunteer who is committed to support and encourage the participant. Activities with the participant may consist of driving to doctor appointments, taking participant to a food bank, visiting with participant in their home, going to movies, dinner or activities together, etc.

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Ebony House

Ebony House HIV Services Our advanced street outreach teams focus their efforts on low-income African-American communities across Maricopa and parts of Pinal County. We provide supportive case management services and outreach through the Ryan White Part A program where we provide a continuum of supportive care to PLWHA. In addition, we offer free rapid HIV testing, one-on-one behavioral case management, support groups, and group level interventions. We provide services both in-house and at a variety of community venues including but not limited to churches, parks, schools and colleges, and community centers. 

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HEAL International

HEAL International is a youth organization dedicated to improving health and health care in underserved communities. In Arizona, HEAL International provides health literacy education and outreach, including HIV/AIDS prevention, train-the-trainer courses for outreach educators, and HIV curricula to non-profit organizations. 

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HIV Care Directions

HIV Care Directions Case management which provides comprehensive assessment, care planning, advocacy, supportive counseling, and links HIV positive clients to a wide array of services, including (not limited to): primary medical care, medications, dental care, behavioral health services, transportation, financial assistance, and housing. Case Managers follow-up with clients on a regular basis to ensure that the care plan and interventions are meeting their needs. 

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HIV/AIDS Law Project

HIV/AIDS Law Project assists individuals living with HIV and AIDS to lead lives of greater independence and self-determination by providing the highest quality civil legal assistance through our staff and volunteers to the HIV-infected communities of Maricopa County. We can provide referrals for individuals in Pinal County. Services provided include, but not limited to, Social Security, AHCCCS, Housing, Discrimination, Confidentiality, Insurance, Debt Collection, Estate Planning and free Notary service to clients. The Project provides homebound and hospital visits to persons unable to travel to the office.

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inHarmony HIV Circle of Care

Native Health’s inHarmony HIV Circle of Care offers integrated HIV/Hepatitis services to Arizona’s communities. We offer free HIV testing and will soon be offering free Hepatitis C testing. We will also be offering free Hepatitis A/B vaccinations. Our test sites include our two community health clinics, community partner sites and special events, etc. The additional arcs in our inHarmony Circle of Care includes medical case management, HIV/Hepatitis C treatment and social services; dental, optical and podiatry care; mental health and substance use counseling and many, many other services designed for ALL of Arizona’s community members.

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Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Inc.

Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Inc. has been feeding the HIV/AIDS community in the greater Phoenix area since 1988. We provide our clients with a welcoming family atmosphere to make new friends and encourage supportive conversation and compassion in a place where client privacy, cultural, spiritual, and religious values are respected. Clients may receive one food box per week each Wednesday. We also provide dietary guidance through referrals to Ryan White Part A Registered Dieticians for general health and nutritional counseling. In addition we provide nutritional and dietary leaflets on a variety of dietetic issues facing those with HIV/AIDS. Pets are wonderful support. Joshua Tree's Pet Assistance Project provides clients with pet food and assistance with low-cost or no-cost veterinarian, grooming, and pet supplies. We also have relationships with animal rescue agencies for those clients that would like to get a pet at low-cost or no-cost.

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McDowell Healthcare Center

Founded 20 years ago, the McDowell Healthcare Center (MHCC), owned and operated by the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), provides outpatient medical care, behavioral health services, and oral health care exclusively to people living with HIV/AIDS. One in every 5 people living with HIV/AIDS in Maricopa County choose to receive all or part of their healthcare at MHCC. Services include the only Women's Clinic in Arizona to address the healthcare needs of HIV-positive women. Behavioral health services include psychiatric services and mental health and substance abuse counseling by specialists in their fields. Oral health services are provided by a staff of dental professionals with decades of combined experience providing dental care to HIV-positive people. All MHCC services are offered on-site to provide for ease in coordinating appointments. Ably led by Medical Director Dr. John Post, the McDowell Healthcare Center continues a 20 year tradition of providing cutting edge comprehensive healthcare in a compassionate and understanding atmosphere. The services offered at MHCC are supported by the Maricopa Health Foundation.

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one•n•ten

Founded in 1993, one•n•ten is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 14-24.

one•n•ten envisions a world where all youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities, and empowered to lead.

Our pillars of service encompass: Housing & Homelessness, Education & Employment, Health & Wellness, and Recreation & Leadership.

Aunt Rita's Foundation supports a collaborative partnership between one•n•ten, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, & Phoenix Children’s Hospital to provide a weekend-long holistic retreat for up to 50 HIV positive youth ages 16-25 years old in a serene and tranquil setting. The HIV Positive Youth Retreat will provide positive youth development curriculum, experiential learning, and workshops that incorporate teambuilding, confidence, and resiliency.

one•n•ten also participates in the AIDS Walk, provides HIV health education and support, sexual health presentations, and HIV/STI testing at all of our locations in Maricopa County.

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Shanti

Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning "inner peace" which reflects the Phoenix Shanti Group (PSG) approach to promoting personal empowerment and maintaining independence and dignity. Client services specifically include a 20-bed homeless transitional housing program, 10 bed permanent supportive housing, outpatient substance abuse treatment, counseling/mental health with psychiatric medication and monitoring, HIV case management, vocational re-entry training and consumer HIV education/early intervention. Phoenix Shanti also operates "Second Chances" Furniture Thrift Store as an avenue for the community to support the agency.

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Project Hard Hat

Project Hard Hat is a non-profit organization that promotes the practice of safer sex among gay and bisexual men in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area by way of providing educational information, S.T.D. testing information and locations, support group information and by distributing condoms free of charge to dispensers within bars, night clubs and other venues which cater to our target population. We believe that keeping the A.I.D.S. pandemic in the forefront of people's minds will encourage them to make more informed decisions, behave more responsibly and be proactive in preventing the spread of H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Southwest Behavioral Health Services

Southwest Behavioral Health Services Operates and manages five distinct housing programs within the Phoenix metropolitan area for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Housing for folks with HIV/AIDS has long been viewed as a form of health care. Persons living with HIV/AIDS on the streets, homeless or in places unfit for habitation fair much worse than people who are housed. Improved housing stability relates to reduced HIV risk and improved access to medical care according to the National AIDS Housing Coalition. SBH offers two types of what are referred to as permanent living settings, two settings as well for a transitional housing model and a financial assistance service for individuals and families who may be facing homelessness and can avoid eviction through help with either rent, mortgage or utility bills. There are over 80 units of housing, some of them are apartments, some condos and some are houses with a homelike environment for 4-5 persons. Through the emergency assistance effort 300-400 individuals and families are helped each year to remain housed.

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Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Founded in 1990, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS provides prevention, education and outreach services to 30,000 Arizonans each year living with HIV/AIDS or at-risk of becoming infected. The mission of Southwest Center is to prevent and reduce HIV infection, improve the quality of life for those impacted by the disease, and contribute to worldwide research. It is the only organization in the Southwestern U.S. that combines prevention and education programs, health and wellness services, as well as research and clinical trials in a single location. Our clinical trials have helped bring 32 of the 34 FDA-approved HIV medications and a home test kit to market. Southwest Center is focused on improving access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations through a highly coordinated and efficient care model.

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TERROS TOGETHER 

TERROS TOGETHER Programs has been offering FREE HIV testing services since 1987; with 2012 marking our 25th anniversary we've been in the fight against this epidemic. Our services currently include counseling, testing, referral and education services throughout all of Maricopa County. We work in a treatment engagement and harm reduction focus with the individuals we serve. Currently we offer FREE HIV and syphilis testing and with our community partners we are able to meet individuals where they are at in a safe, comfortable and culturally appropriate setting where individuals aren't restricted to coming into our offices.

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