ALRP HIV50+ project
Currently, more than 50% of people living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco are age 50 or older. Many of them are facing new challenges that result from living longer, such as the possible loss of their housing due to record high rents and evictions, and dramatic reductions in their incomes as a result of moving from the income guaranteed by a long-term disability insurance policy to social security.
In response, we created the ALRP HIV50+ Project, a community partnership developed especially for people with HIV over 50 years of age.
ALRP’s HIV50+ Project includes legal representation, trainings and educational presentations to help these clients with a myriad of issues including housing, insurance, and estate planning. Current HIV50+ Project partners include:
Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) www.letskickass.org – a grassroots movement of long-term survivors, positive and negative, honoring the unique and profound experience of living through the AIDS epidemic, and dedicated to reclaiming their lives, ending isolation, and envisioning a future they never dreamed of. They provide facilitated support groups for long term survivors, hold community forums, and produce educational presentations for long term survivors.
OpenHouse www.openhouse-sf.org – enabling LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs that empower LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-being and economic security. They offer support groups for people with HIV, help seniors secure affordable housing, and provide educational seminars.
ALRP is seeking individual major donors to contribute $1,000 or more in funding for ALRP’s HIV50+ Project. These donors will become members in the ALRP HIV50+ Leaders Circle and will receive special benefits and acknowledgement.
ALRP wishes to thank the Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR) and the Bernice M. Hemphill Trust for their generous support of the ALRP HIV50+ Project.