AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest global AIDS organization, and has been providing HIV testing, condom access, treatment and care for those living with HIV/AIDS, and political advocacy for over 25 years. The worldwide nonprofit is currently operating in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The Foundation’s services reach more than 200,000 clients of all ages around the globe, and more than 1 million people were tested for HIV by the Foundation’s global branches in 2012, with those who tested positive having immediate access to counseling, care, and treatment. To learn more about AIDS Healthcare Foundation, visit www.aidshealth.org
Founded in 1988, Broward House is the County’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization, providing a wide variety of important services to more than 6,000 men, women, children, and families living with or at high risk for HIV. The organization operates 15 locations throughout South Florida, and provides: both assisted living and independent housing; medical respite; case management; client advocacy; HIV testing and counseling; street outreach; myriad education and prevention programs; chemical dependency treatment; mental health therapy; and support groups. Additionally, the organization is one of only five Hepatitis C rapid testing agencies in the state of Florida. To learn more about Broward House, visit www.browardhouse.org.
Latinos Salud is a nonprofit organization serving the gay Latino community in South Florida, and currently operates two programs out of its Wilton Manors location. The first, Somos, is targeted at men under the age of 30 and offers a safe environment and an understanding peer group for support through challenges ranging from job placement to substance abuse. The second program, Juntos, for men under the age of 44, provides the opportunity to become a leader in your community by uniting and sharing ideas with other men, as well as the chance to access life coaches for support through life changes. To learn more about Latinos Salud, visit www.latinossalud.org.
The League Against AIDS, Inc.
The League Against AIDS, or La Liga Contra El SIDA, has been working on the southeastern coast of Florida for twenty years providing educational, supportive, and case management services with a purpose of eliminating cultural barriers to resource utilization. The League provides coordinated case management services in the areas of home-based environmental maintenance, medical care, and emergency economic assistance, and has managed to provide services in the Hispanic community where previously none were accessible. The organization plans to expand to include additional Hispanic, Haitian, and African-American HIV/AIDS providers, with expected site expansion to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Tampa. To learn more about The League Against AIDS, visit www.leagueagainstaids.com.
Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc.
Since 1996, Minority Development and Empowerment (MDE) has been promoting empowerment and assistance to Caribbean and other minority populations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The group provides social, medical, and educational services including assistance in application for medical insurance and food stamps; free tax and financial services to low-income Broward County residents through an IRS-sanctioned program; counseling and supported case management activities for survivors of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; and free services for Broward County pregnant women including medical insurance assistance, prenatal care, HIV testing, nutrition classes, and a baby shower providing essential gifts for the newborn. To learn more about Minority Development and Empowerment, visit www.mdeinc.org.
The Pride Center at Equality Park
For more than 19 years, the Pride Center has been celebrating, nurturing, and empowering the LGBTQ communities in South Florida by meeting their distinct socio-economic, health, spiritual, and safety needs. The Center owns six acres of property in Wilton Manors – known as Equality Park – with 30,000 square feet of office space, where the nonprofit hosts more than 60 regularly meeting groups each month, and more than 17,000 adults and youth attend activities there each year. The organization also offers HIV testing and prevention, education, and counseling, as well as holistic and comprehensive support programs for people living with HIV. To learn more about The Pride Center, visit www.pridecenterflorida.org.
Sunshine Social Services, Inc.
Sunshine Social Services, Inc., or SunServe, was formed to create a resource for social services specifically tailored to the needs of the sprawling LGBTQ community in Broward County. The group advocates for strong inclusive families, and provides critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth and senior citizens in the greater South Florida metropolitan area. The group operates the Noble A. McArtor Senior Day Center – the first senior day care center focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community – as well as a counseling program, support groups, community outreach, education, and training. To learn more about Sunshine Social Services, visit www.sunserve.org.
The Village South / Westcare
The Village was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit agency and was the first residential treatment program licensed by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families to provide services that include a wide range of individual and group therapeutic rehabilitation services in both residential and outpatient settings. Ongoing activities include adult and adolescent substance abuse programs; as well as HIV, Hepatitis A, B, & C, TB, and STD prevention, education and outreach. For over thirty years, The Village has been providing comprehensive multidimensional treatment to adults and adolescents, males and females, who are living with HIV, and/or suffering from chemical dependency, mental illness, dual disorders, delinquency and related behavioral problems. The Village also targets youth and adolescents through after school, school based and in-home intervention. To learn more about The Village, visit www.villagesouth.com.