Kentucky: Helping People They Know Makes Fighting AIDS Personal for House of Ruth Volunteers
May 9, 2008
House of Ruth is a local organization that provides financial and social support for people living with HIV/AIDS. With assistance from Louisville Metro Housing and Family Services, the group offers clients a rental subsidy program. It also provides referrals for substance abuse treatment, medical co-pay assistance, and workshops on topics such as household budgeting and relaxation techniques.
Audra Cain, House of Ruth's education outreach and children's program coordinator, began as a volunteer. She was attracted to the work because she believed HIV/AIDS was getting less and less attention. "HIV is an issue that's been swept under the rug in the past several years," said Cain. "For me, it was a matter of working with a population that doesn't always get the attention and voice that other issues receive."
Courier Journal (Louisville)
05.07.2008; Javacia N. Harris
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.