We're participating in USA Today's "A Community Thrives" challenge
to raise funds for causes and projects that matter in our community.
We must raise $6,000 to get a chance at grants up to $100,000.
All the funds we raise will help people with HIV get off the streets and get the support they need
to stick with treatment, get help with other issues, and stop the spread of the virus.
We only have until October 16 to reach our $6,000 goal! Are you in?
HIV is still spreading in Central Texas -- in fact, we are one of 48 "hotspots" nationwide
responsible for more than half of all new infections.
And each new case of HIV comes with a lifetime cost to our public health system of more than $370,000.
HIV treatment makes a person 96% less likely to spread the virus to others, so
a long-term connection to treatment also stops new infections.
We've been serving the Austin community since 1989, providing care and support to people with HIV
experiencing extreme poverty, homelessness, severe trauma,
mental health conditions, addiction, and other health issues.
Our services are a pathway from the crisis and chaos of homelessness
to stability, community, and good health.
Right now in Austin, one out of every four people with HIV does not have stable housing.
That means thousands of immunocompromised people are living on our
streets -- where the coronavirus puts them at even greater risk.
One day in our housing program costs just $20. Will you make a gift right now?
Your gift will provide stable housing to people in extreme need!