California AIDS Service Organizations
- AIDS Support Network of San Luis Obispo County
Offers educational resources, comprehensive social services, a food pantry and HIV testing to residents of San Luis Obispo County.
- John XXIII AIDS Ministry
John XXIII AIDS Ministry provides housing and related services to people living with HIV. They also provide HIV education, prevention and testing, and emotional and end-of-life services to individuals and families at risk for, or living with, HIV/AIDS in Monterey and San Benito Counties, California.
- Monterey County AIDS Project
Offers referrals, housing programs, food pantry, transportation, counseling, testing and educational programming to residents of Monterey County.
- Sierra HOPE
Provides medication, financial assistance, benefits counseling, support groups, transportation, a food pantry, a library and education services in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.
- AIDS Legal Referral Panel
Provides free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV.
- Healing Waters
San Francisco-based organization that runs weekend outdoor adventure trips (ex. kayaking, skiing, backpacking) for a low fee to people with HIV/AIDS and their families/caregivers.
- HIV/AIDS Resources in San Francisco
A listing of San Francisco-area organizations devoted to HIV/AIDS issues.
- Laughing Stock
Free improvisational comedy training for people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses.
- Native American AIDS Project (NAAP)
Provides culturally specific HIV prevention and CARE services to Native Americans in the state of California.
An entirely volunteer-run orchid-only greenhouse located in San Francisco. All proceeds from sales of orchid plants are donated to grassroots HIV/AIDS organizations around the world.
- Positive Resource Center
Offers financial and medical benefits counseling and employment services in San Francisco to people with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
- Project Inform
One of the oldest AIDS organizations in San Francisco. Offers research-based advocacy and client advocacy for HIV-positive women, treatment education and training services and a national treatment hotline.
- Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation
Produces cabaret shows, concerts and auctions to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations. Volunteers are needed to work at one event or on an ongoing basis.
- San Francisco AIDS Foundation
The largest AIDS organization in San Francisco, offering financial benefits counseling, client advocacy, housing assistance, a state hotline (English and Spanish), education and a needle exchange program in San Francisco.
- UCSF AIDS Health Project
Offers HIV testing, training for other HIV providers, print publications on HIV and mental health, support groups and workshops in San Francisco.
- UCSF Community Consortium
A San Francisco-based research organization directed at HIV care providers. Hosts conferences, conducts research and posts online clinical trial information and fact sheets.
San Francisco Bay Area
- AIDS Community Research Consortium -- Redwood City
Provides community programming, clinical trials, volunteer programs, education, consultation and other services in San Mateo County.
- AIDS Organizations and Events in San Francisco
A listing of Bay Area progressive organizations with at least a partial focus on HIV/AIDS issues.
- AIDS Project East Bay
Provides a wide range of client services, prevention education and limited primary medical care to people in Alameda County.
- Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Focuses on the HIV/AIDS crisis's impact on Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Offers prevention education, scholarships, social and discussion groups and HIV testing in San Mateo County.
- Diablo Valley AIDS Center -- Concord (merged with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (FBCCS))
Provides food, nutritional assistance and referrals to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families in Contra Costa County.
- East Bay AIDS Center (EBAC)
Primary HIV care, case management, consultation and support, access to clinical trials.
- Genard AIDS Foundation -- Walnut Creek
Provides hospice- and home-based respite care and training for staff or family members working with AIDS patients in Contra Costa County.
- Kaiser Family Foundation -- Menlo Park
Offers online information and print publications on health care coverage and access, including a section specific to patients with HIV/AIDS.
- Marin AIDS Project
Provides counseling, client advocacy, therapy, loaned computers, legal assistance and support groups for residents of Marin County. Also offers services in Spanish.
- Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD)
Provides support and information to women with HIV/AIDS and their friends, family and loved ones.
- Center for AIDS Research Education and Services (Sacramento)
Provides comprehensive healthcare and social services for people with HIV/AIDS in Sacramento and Northern California.
- Del Norte Clinics of Redding
Provides family health and dental services regardless of the ability to pay.
- Imperial County Public Health
Provides medical care, case management, transportation and mental health services for the HIV positive. Also runs an early intervention program and provides personal risk reduction counseling.
- North Coast AIDS Project
Offers HIV education, prevention and case management.
- Santa Cruz AIDS Project (Santa Cruz)
Provides social work, benefits advocacy, financial assistance, food and transportation programs, legal services, housing services, therapy and support groups, education, safer sex supplies, HIV testing and needle exchange in Santa Cruz.
- Sonoma County Department of Health Services
Offers anonymous HIV and hepatitis C testing.
- Sunburst Projects -- Rohnert Park (Northern California)
Provides case management, respite care, education and prevention, mental health services and emergency financial services for families living with HIV/AIDS in Northern California. Also offers a residential summer camp for children with HIV/AIDS and various events.
- Taylor Family Foundation -- Livermore (Central Valley-Northern California)
Runs Camp Arroyo, a camp for Northern California children with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. Also funds other pediatric programs.
- Being Alive L.A.
Offers an online newsletter, bulletin board, directory of local support groups, resources list and chat rooms. Provided in English and Spanish.
- Common Ground: The Westside HIV Community Center
Provides case management, HIV testing, medication counseling, medical services, mental health services, programs for homeless youth and education and prevention programs on L.A.'s West Side.
- Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Raises money through donations for distribution to AIDS organizations around the world.
- HIV Resources in the Los Angeles Area
A list of telephone numbers for Los Angeles area HIV resources.
- L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic
In addition to medical care, the Center's HIV/AIDS services include case management, mental health counseling, complementary therapies such as chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and on-site laboratory services.
- The Life Group LA
Provides support groups and seminars for those both infected and affected by HIV.
- Minority AIDS Project -- Los Angeles
A community-based HIV/AIDS organization established and managed by people of color.
- SPECTRUM at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Provides case management, substance abuse treatment, peer support groups, HIV treatment education and advocacy, housing, dental services and legal services in Los Angeles.
- UCLA AIDS Institute
Multidisciplinary think tank that conducts HIV/AIDS-related research.
- Women Alive
Offers group therapy, counseling, a peer hotline, a newsletter, online question and answer services, fact sheets, social events, support groups, a library and treatment advocacy in Los Angeles.
- Women Alive's Listing of Resources for Women With HIV in Los Angeles
Includes listings for emotional support, children's services, needle exchanges, substance abuse treatment, housing services, medical services, clinical studies and social programming.
Los Angeles County
- Aid For AIDS
Provides the basic necessities of life to men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County through a safety net of essential housing and direct supportive services.
- AIDS Project Los Angeles
Offers benefits and insurance counseling, case management, education and training, dental services, home health care assistance, public advocacy, mental health services, food pantries, print publications, housing services and work services in Los Angeles County.
- AIDS Service Center
Offers food distribution, education and prevention, housing assistance, transportation, HIV testing, case management, home health care, mental health services and legal assistance in Los Angeles County.
- Andrew Escajeda Clinic (Pasadena)
Comprehensive HIV health services.
- Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
Offers free HIV testing, case management and a treatment advocacy and adherence program in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
- Camp Pacific Heartland -- Beverly Hills
Los Angeles organization that runs Camp Pacific Heartland, a summer camp, and the Movie Team Program, filmmaking workshops, for children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS. Relies heavily on volunteers in Los Angeles.
- C.A.R.E Program (Long Beach)
Provides medical and dental care, HIV testing and counseling, mental health services, clinical trials, case management, treatment education and support groups.
- Case Management in Los Angeles County
- Center for Health Justice (Los Angeles County)
Provides HIV prevention and treatment education, free condoms and counseling for incarcerated people and the formerly incarcerated.
- Elton John AIDS Foundation -- Beverly Hills
Funds prevention education and patient care services worldwide. Occasionally hosts events.
- Friends of AIDS Foundation (Long Beach)
Provides referral services, outreach, prevention education, support groups, quality of life workshops and recovery assistance for drug or alcohol abuse.
- HIV/AIDS Resources in Los Angeles
Online listing of services in Los Angeles County. Searchable by geographic region and category of service.
- Medical Clinics in Los Angeles County
- Pasadena Public Health Department
Provides medical care, referrals, psychiatric assessment, crisis intervention, nutrition counseling and help with AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.
- Project Angel Food Daily Meal Delivery Program
Volunteers deliver meals to people with HIV in need in Hollywood, North Hollywood, Pasadena, Silverlake, Santa Monica, South Central Los Angeles and the Antelope Valley. Also offers nutrition counseling and outreach programs.
- Support Groups in Los Angeles County
- AIDS Services Foundation Orange County -- Irvine
Offers benefits counseling, housing programs, mental health services, family and children's programming, recreation, food services, education, grooming services, financial assistance and case management in Orange County.
- Shanti Orange County
"The HIV/AIDS Agency With the Caring Heart": Offers case management services, counseling services, HIV testing, support groups, home-delivered meals, HIV prevention and education, a volunteer program and an internship program.
- Bienestar Human Services
Offers food distribution, counseling, translation and interpretation services, support groups, housing assistance, case management, prevention and education, phone and online chat resources, retreats, skill building workshops and HIV testing in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and San Diego.
- Heart Touch Project -- Venice
Offers weekly massage therapy to home- or hospital-bound men, women and children in Southern California (Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and Inland Empire Counties). Offers training for its massage therapist volunteers and seeks volunteers in many other areas.
- Christie's Place
Family advocacy, treatment education and adherence help, haircuts, clothes closet, mental health services, support groups and more.
- HIV/AIDS Services in San Diego (PDF)
- NCHS HIV/AIDS Community Case Management Program
Offers HIV prevention education, HIV testing and counseling. Also assigns case managers to coordinate and provide financial and medical assistance to HIV-positive individuals and their families in San Diego County.
- SD POZabilities (San Diego County)
Hosts social events such as movies, dinners, trips and sports for HIV-positive men in the San Diego area.
- AIDS Assistance Program -- Palm Springs (Desert)
Provides food voucher distribution and benefits counseling in Palm Springs.
- Desert AIDS Project
Offers an on-site medical clinic, HIV testing, case management, home care, benefits counseling, transportation, food, legal counseling, mental health services, housing assistance, child care, employment counseling and education and prevention.
Social events for HIV-positive gay men in the greater Coachella Valley.
- Working Wonders
Offers HIV services for women, young people and families in the Coachella Valley, including case management, counseling, HIV testing and prevention education.
- Deaf AIDS Support Services at the University of California, San Francisco Center on Deafness
Offers communication support, counseling, case management, referrals, interpreting services and an assistive listening device loan program. Most services are only available to San Francisco residents.
- HIV/STD Referral Database for Northern and Southern California
Database of California organizations providing HIV and STD services, searchable by category, organization, location and keyword. Also contains a small section of FAQs.