ONE WALK: 46 BENEFITING ORGANIZATIONS
Presenting the Community Partners of 2012
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African Services Committee
Established in 1981, African Services Committee is the only peer provider of HIV/AIDS services for the African immigrant community in New York City. They are a community-based organization dedicated to improving the health and self sufficiency of the African community.
Afrika Tikkun is a NGO that delivers education, health, and social services to children, youth, and their families in South African townships. Operating from Community Centres of Excellence in Gauteng and the Western Cape, their vision of creating a sustainable future for children in South African townships is supported by strategic partnerships within the public and private sector.
AID for AIDS
AID for AIDS is committed to improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean. They empower those communities and their caregivers by providing access to medications, medical monitoring, and treatment/prevention education, promoting leadership and capacity building.
AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC)
Founded in 1986, The AIDS Center of Queens County aims to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS and other related conditions. We do this by providing comprehensive services in a non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment.
AIDS Resource Foundation for Children/St. Clare's Home
AIDS Resource Foundation for Children/St. Clare's Home is a private nonprofit organization created to meet the needs of families and children living with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Service Center of New York City
AIDS Service Center NYC (ASC) is a multiservice community organization that carries out its mission of “helping many, one by one” by building community, connection and stability for New Yorkers living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS.
American Run For the End of AIDS
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American Run For the End of AIDS is an all-volunteer AIDS awareness, advocacy, and education organization working at the grassroots level of AIDS activism in an urban environment. Its mission is to provide a message of concern, compassion, and commitment to working together for an end of AIDS—a message of hope that ordinary people can make extraordinary differences.
APICHA - Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS
Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA) has a mission to combat AIDS-related discrimination and to support, empower, and enhance the quality of life of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the New York City area through client services, education, training & technical assistance, community organizing, coalition building, policy analysis, and research.
Established in 1989, Birch Family Camp is a residential camp designed to provide sanctuary for adult caregivers and their children living with HIV/AIDS. Two one-week camp sessions provide family-strengthening respite, recreation, and emotional support for families in a country setting.
Camp Viva is a unique year-round program for children and families in Westchester County infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Children Affected By HIV/AIDS (CHABHA)
CHABHA raises funds for grassroots projects in Rwanda and Burundi that care for orphans and other children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Community Health Action of Staten Island
Community Health Action of Staten Island is the only nonprofit community based organization whose mission is dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and services on Staten Island.
Diaspora Community Services
Diaspora Spirit is a social support agency that empowers families and individuals to maximize their abilities to succeed through culturally sensitive health promotion, family support services, and advocacy.
Episcopal Response to AIDS
Episcopal Response to AIDS is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support, foster and financially enable HIV/AIDS ministries affiliated with Episcopal faith communities in the Greater New York area.
FACES NY is a diverse nonprofit organization which originated in Harlem and was established to assist people of color affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. FACES NY employs a client-centered, community-focused approach to provide education, outreach, advocacy, supportive housing and direct services.
Food First Inc.
Food First was established in order to provide for marginalized groups and individuals struggling with economic uncertainty and chronic illness. The organization provides affordable housing, supportive services, food and nutrition programs throughout New York City and abroad.
Friends House In Rosehill
Friends House In Rosehill is a Quaker-sponsored housing facility for homeless people living with AIDS. They provide safe, affordable housing and a wide range of supportive services for a culturally and spiritually diverse community of men and women.
Friends In Deed
Friends In Deed provides pragmatic emotional and spiritual support for all those affected by life-threatening illness, care-giving, and grief.
God's Love We Deliver
God's Love We Deliver seeks to improve the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS, and other serious illnesses who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, by providing and delivering high-quality, healthy meals and nutritional counseling.
Haitian Centers Council, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, Haitian Centers Council, Inc. (HCC) has grown from a small grassroots advocacy agency and evolved to become a multi-service human services organization serving the Haitian and Caribbean communities of New York City and Spring Valley, NY. The HIV/AIDS program at HCC started in 1983.
Hispanic AIDS Forum
Established in 1985, Hispanic AIDS Forum is the oldest Latino-run AIDS organization in New York City offering treatment education and innovative prevention services to the City's Latino population. Their mission is to reduce HIV transmission and secure timely and quality support services for Latinos affected by HIV/AIDS.
Started in 1990 as a women’s AIDS prevention and support program, Health People has grown to provide a full range of AIDS services for men, women and families, as well as to start a large community asthma program, New York’s first diabetes peer educators program and a community smoking cessation program.
HIV Law Project
HIV Law Project provides advice and representation to clients in their day-to-day legal problems, including discriminatory treatment, HIV-related confidentiality issues, housing and eviction prevention, denial of financial and medical benefits, immigration law, public and private health insurance issues, consumer and creditor/debtor law, employment law and benefit issues, last wills and testaments and advanced planning, and permanency planning and other family law matters. The objective is to meet the immediate legal needs of individual clients living with HIV, eliminate injustices and barriers to services and benefits, and generally improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Hudson Pride Connections Center
Hudson Pride Connections Center provides social service support to improve the quality of life of Hudson County residents who are living with HIV/AIDS by providing support and advocacy for adults and teens that self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
The six regional offices of the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation helped over 20,000 people affected by HIV and AIDS in New Jersey with life sustaining services, including case management, legal services, housing, and financial assistance. Hyacinth also provides education, prevention, and training to thousands of New Jerseyans each year. The only organization dedicated to preserving and advancing the rights of people living with HIV in New Jersey, Hyacinth's Public Policy department is actively engaged at State and Federal levels to ensure adequate funding, to fight for fair and responsible public policies, and to represent the HIV/AIDS Community within the broader health care community.
International AIDS Prevention Initiative
International AIDS Prevention Initiative, formerly The NAMES Project New York City, Inc., utilizes the International AIDS Memorial Quilt to offer unique HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and prevention programs in New York City and throughout the world.
Iris House is the country's first community based organization whose services are designed specifically to meet the needs of women of color with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Keep a Child Alive
Keep a Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment to children with HIV/AIDS and their families in Africa and the developing world by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.
Latinos D/Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. The Commission realizes its mission by spearheading health advocacy for Latinos, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity in community organizations.
LGBT Community Center
The LGBT Community Center continues to be on the forefront of addressing the ongoing challenge of HIV/AIDS in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender communities with HIV/AIDS-related services.
Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship
Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship provides HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and referral services to underserved high risk populations.
LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS
LIFEBEAT - The Music Industry Fights AIDS is a resource and awareness organization dedicated to mobilizing the talent of the music industry in order to provide grants to community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations; empower members of the music industry living with HIV/AIDS by offering access to information, services and financial assistance; and provide live musical performances to people with HIV/AIDS in Manhattan.
Miracle House now supports over 1,000 clients annually coming to New York City for critical medical treatment. With careful strategic planning through the years, Miracle House has expanded their outreach to include cancer, neurological disorders, coronary disease, burn rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, clinic trials, and specialist consultations in addition to caring for HIV/AIDS clients.
Mixteca Organization, Inc.
Mixteca Organization, Inc. works in HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention with programs that address a host of critical health, social, legal, and educational needs that face the burgeoning Mexican and Central American immigrant community in Brooklyn.
MTV Staying Alive Foundation
Since it launched in 1998, MTV’s award-winning Staying Alive campaign has become the world’s largest youth-focused HIV and AIDS prevention campaign. The multi-media campaign consists of documentaries, public service announcements, youth forums and web content produced for young audiences worldwide. In order to reach as many households as possible globally, all Staying Alive content is available to third party broadcasters rights-free.
New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE)
NYHRE is devoted to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of marginalized, low-income persons who use drugs, their loved ones, and their communities.
Positive Health Project
Positive Health Project offers health and prevention services to reduce the spread of HIV for people who use drugs, including injection drug users, sex workers, transgendered persons, women, and the homeless.
Redemption Outreach Int'l Inc.
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Established in 2004, Redemption Outreach International is a private company dedicated to improving the health and welfare of its clients.
SMART Inc. was founded to provide treatment education and support for all women living with HIV/AIDS in order to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem, help restore control in their lives, and enable them to become informed participants in their treatment decision-making process.
Subayo Foundation for Women & Children
Subayo Foundation for Women & Children seeks to empower the women of the countries of Ghana and Zambia through business education and training, literacy programs, and AIDS and prenatal health education. Their work is designed to complement the work of community organizations, government ministries, and development agencies that aim to improve the standards of living in the communities as a whole.
TOUCH-Together Our Unity Can Heal Inc.
TOUCH's Nutrition program "Eating Well" has become one of the most comprehensive nutrition programs in the Hudson Valley. The Eating Well Program allows people living with HIV disease and other chronic illness the ability to access their Nutrition Program which is instrumental in improving the overall health of people in need.
Ubuntu Education Fund
Ubuntu Education Fund encourages the development of "global citizenship" among metropolitan New York City students through involvement in global AIDS awareness and education projects in their global communities.
Unity Fellowship/Breaking Ground
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Unity Fellowship/Breaking Ground is committed to providing information to, and increasing awareness of, its congregants and the general community on issues associated with HIV/AIDS. As part of a national spiritual movement founded to liberate all people - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender African Americans in particular - issues of HIV/AIDS have always been of the highest concern within the Unity Fellowship National Movement.
Village Care of New York - VCNY
Village Care of New York (VCNY) serves persons living with HIV/AIDS with residential care, adult day care, home health care, case management, and mental health services.
Washington Heights CORNER Project
Washington Heights CORNER Project's mission is to significantly decrease behaviors among drug users that put them at the highest risk for HIV and hepatitis transmission.