Our logo sums it up in three words -- Care, Prevention, and Advocacy.
CARE -- From our 3.5 acre campus in Palm Springs, clients can:
Live in our 80-unit low-income, special needs housing complex.
Consult with their case manager.
Receive medical care at our Wells Fargo HIV Health Center.
Visit Riverside County's first HIV-specialty dental clinic.
Have lab work done.
Pick up prescriptions.
Meet with a County benefits counselor right next door.
Obtain assistance for food, utilities, and transportation.
Attend a group meeting or substance abuse counseling session.
Talk to a therapist.
Receive free or low-cost civil legal services.
Eastern medicine services.
And much more!!
PREVENTION-- Although recent California state budget cuts have severely curtailed our education outreach efforts, D.A.P. is as committed as ever to helping stop the spread of HIV in the Coachella Valley where the rate of infection is 400% greater than the national average. Our committed staff of volunteers continues to help us provide FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL testing five days a week at locations throughout the desert cities. Visit http://www.desertaidsproject.org/preventing-hiv/get-tested.php for info and times.
ADVOCACY -- D.A.P. serves the needs of a diverse client base that is often made to feel disenfranchised from the larger public. Without our services, many people might disappear into a world of poverty, discrimination, and isolation because of the stigma that often accompanies HIV and AIDS.
Without our donors and volunteers we couldn't do any of this. As Desert AIDS Project continues to strive to become fiscally self-sustaining, we are so grateful to our nearly 400 volunteers who contribute thousands of hours every year! Many of those provide the staffing at our five Revivals stores that contributes nearly one-quarter of our annual revenue. Our heartfelt thanks!