Help Make a Difference for People Affected By HIV/AIDS!
I'm raising money through the AIDS Walk for Jerusalem House. With your support, we can help homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS by providing housing and supportive services. Research shows that people with HIV/AIDS who have stable housing are more likely to see a doctor and take their medication. And we know that this is true for our residents-- more than 85 percent of them report improved health within the first year of living in one of our housing programs. Stable housing enables people to focus on getting better and taking the next steps forward in their lives.
Jerusalem House operates five housing programs: The Program for Adults, a residential facility which serves single adults with an AIDS diagnosis; The Family Program, a second residential facility which serves single mothers with HIV/AIDS and their children; Scattered Site I and Scattered Site II, which serves individuals and families in in apartment complexes throughout Atlanta, and New Horizons, a tenant-based-rental-assistance program. All residents receive supportive services, including case management from social workers and budgeting classes. We also offer additional classes (such as parenting classes and healthy choices) and provide tutoring for kids and adults in school at the Learning Center, which is located at The Family Program.
Housing is the key to stopping the AIDS epidmic in the South. Homophobia, discomfort with public discusions of sexuality, income inequality, and restricted access to health care all contribute to this growing problem. Housing is vital because people who are housed are much more likely to have undetectable viral loads and less likely to engage in risky behavior. In contrast, homeless individuals tend to have significantly higher viral loads and engage in more risky acts to secure their survival. Housing helps individuals get stable and reduces rates of new infections.
Please join me in helping people affected by HIV/AIDS regain their health and their lives-- and help stop the AIDS epidemic in Atlanta.
Thank you for your support!
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