An Open Letter to the Community
August 12, 2003
Seattle Treatment Education Project has ceased operations as a business organization as of August 1st, 2003. However, we are pleased to announce that STEP will continue its activities and services with Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Our treatment program is very much alive and will become a component of the Lifelong AIDS Alliance compendium of services. Roberto Gonzalez will continue as the Treatment Coordinator starting August 15th, 2003.
STEP, as a program of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, will continue to honor our mission which is to provide treatment information, education and advocacy for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, their families, healthcare providers and entire communities; to enable them to make informed healthcare decisions and to access treatment options and devise strategies for their healthcare.
Our programs will continue to emphasize outreach to underserved populations and advocate for improved healthcare systems at both the local and national levels.
The STEP program at Lifelong will promote self-sufficiency and empowerment for individuals by providing information that is free of charge while advocating for early access to care and treatment. We will maintain a consistent policy to never advocate or recommend any specific treatment protocol, but rather to give individuals the tools to make fully informed healthcare choices.
To end, we want to thank our entire community for the trust bestowed upon us since 1989.
After August 15th please call the Lifelong AIDS Alliance front desk at 206-328-8979 for our Treatment Coordinator's new telephone extension.
Thanks and see you at Lifelong!
This article was provided by Seattle Treatment Education Project. It is a part of the publication STEP Ezine.