ALRP Heart of the Matter Campaign
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ALRP-1663 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103
ALRP continues to keep people with HIV housed, employed, insured, safe and healthy.
And the number of clients coming to us for help continues to grow.
In 2019, ALRP handled a record 2,653 legal matters for our clients – the second record year in a row and a 77% increase over the past 15 years! These legal matters include a record 946 housing matters and a record 308 immigration matters.
ALRP has now handled more than 80,000 legal matters for our clients.
As a matter of fact, more people are living with HIV than ever before.
With no cure for AIDS in sight, they continue to face great challenges. Many are living in poverty and are over age 60. All are living with a compromised immune system.
And now COVID-19 is threatening their health, their housing, their access to healthcare, and their security.
What matters most to them is:
- Keeping their housing
- Gaining access to medical care
- Securing and protecting disability income
- Staying out of poverty
- Finding employment and meaningful social engagement
- Creating a will, an advanced medical directive, and other legal documents
- Seeking asylum and citizenship
- Feeling healthy and safe
- Having peace of mind
When people with HIV – many of whom have health and financial obstacles – face these immense challenges, often their only hope is a zealous legal advocate who will go to the front lines to fight for them.
Since 1983, ALRP’s staff and volunteer Panel attorneys have worked tirelessly to assist the ever-growing number of clients coming to us for help. For 37 years, ALRP has advocated for the least powerful among us, and has kept people with HIV housed, employed, insured, safe and healthy.
Your dedication, support and participation make this work possible.
You make the difference.
ALRP clients tend to be sicker, poorer, and older than the general population of people living with HIV. Though new treatments have helped lengthen their lives, many are contending with decades of illness; the impacts of racism, homophobia, and gender discrimination; isolation and the trauma of losing dozens of friends and loved ones to the epidemic; and the crushing effects of long-term poverty. Our senior clients—the most rapidly growing segment of our client population—are also dealing with the impact of HIV on the aging process, including early aging and co-morbidities such as heart disease, wasting, and dementia.
ALRP’s annual budget was nearly $1.8 million in 2019 and will approach $1.9 million in 2020, and has grown significantly in the last few years. Handling legal matters in-house is more costly than referring them out. However, it is also the best way to ensure that clients get a timely response during crises, such as an eviction or the termination of disability benefits.
ALRP depends on our family of loyal donors like you to continue its work.
YOU are the heart of the matter.
The gap between what ALRP’s government contracts cover and the true cost of providing services can only be addressed by increased support from individuals like you. If we are to continue to meet the legal needs of our clients, we must make sure that ALRP has the capacity to serve them.
To that end, we have launched the 2020 ALRP Heart of the Matter Campaign, to raise critically-needed funds from individuals — like YOU. Your Campaign gift* will ensure that ALRP continues to be there for all who come to us seeking legal support.
ALRP programs such as our AIDS Housing Advocacy Project (AHAP), HIV/AIDS Insurance Protection Project (HIPP), Immigrant HIV Assistance Project, and HIV 50+ Project provide these critical services for those who are most in need.
Our clients need you to be there for them when it matters – when they are facing homelessness, poverty, loss of medical care, social isolation, depression, and even death.
What you do matters. Please support the ALRP Heart of the Matter Campaign.
* Gifts of $500 or more will be MATCHED 100% by ALRP’s Board of Directors.
ALRP’s matching gift opportunity ends June 30th.
YOU can make a huge difference today – please DONATE NOW.
Let people living with HIV/AIDS know that they matter.
Please support the ALRP Heart of the Matter Campaign.
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