The following non-profit AIDS service organizations are the beneficiaries of the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. These agencies provide vital care and services to thousands of people with HIV/AIDS 365 days a year.
Click here to meet the people who receive direct care from these 10 great beneficiaries
AIDS SERVICE OF AUSTIN
AIDS Services of Austin provides quality direct-care services to persons with HIV and AIDS.Services include case management, a food pantry, community education and outreach, direct service volunteers, and nutritional consultation. ASA also provides primary dental and oral medical care through the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic, as well as free legal assistance through the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project.
Allgo is a statewide queer people of color organization. Allgo envisions a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer culture. Allgo works towards its vision through cultural arts, health and advocacy programming by supporting artists and artistic expression within our diverse communities, promoting health within a wellness model, and mobilizing and building coalitions among groups marginalized by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, and sexual orientation/sexual identity enact change. Allgo also works to create and sustain a statewide network of queer people of color activists, groups, organizations and allies, which through nourishment of relationships, grassroots organizing and artistic expression can radically transform systems and policies toward a collective liberation. Funding allgo receives from the Hill Country Ride for AIDS is used to support HIV/AIDs outreach and education, and purchase and distribute safer sex supplies at community events, our office site and at allgo events.
The Community AIDS Resources and Education (CARE) program, of the Austin-Travis County MHMR Substance Abuse and Special Services division, provides HIV testing and prevention counseling and education, street outreach for needling cleaning/exchange, case management for drug and mental health treatments, support groups and housing assistance.
The Care Communities
The Care Communities believes that no one should face a serious illness alone, so we provide supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. We leverage the time and talent of 400 volunteers who work in Care Teams of 4-8 to empower our clients (called “Care Partners”) to live as independently as possible. In addition to assisting their Care Partners with everyday activities such as grocery shopping, yard work or transportation to medical appointments, Care Teams provide their Care Partners with a network of friends and moral support.
Community Action, Inc.
Community Action, Inc. Rural AIDS Services Program (RASP) creates a positive social impact through case management services by developing a partnership between the client and case manager to work together to maintain client independence and increase access to HIV medical care. Services include case management, transportation services to and from medical and dental appointments, financial assistance for food, rent, utilities and prescriptions in Hays, Caldwell, Blanco, Bastrop, Burnet, Fayette, Lee, Llano and Williamson counties.
Friends of David Powell Health Center
Through the Friends of David Powell Health Center, money raised helps support the only public clinic specializing in medical care for persons with HIV and AIDS. The Clinic provides primary care, medical case management, immunizations, nutritional counseling and health education services. All services are available to uninsured and underinsured HIV positive patients in all stages of HIV infection. Click here to visit the City of Austin web site for the David Powell Clinic.
Out Youth Austin
Out Youth's mission is to promote the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well being of sexual minority youth so they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities. Out Youth's vision is for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in central Texas to receive the support and services needed to develop positive self-images and lead healthy, productive and self-sufficient lives.
Project Transitions is dedicated to providing hospice, housing and support to people with HIV/AIDS in a compassionate and caring environment.
Waterloo Counseling Center
Waterloo Counseling Center is a leading provider of mental health counseling services for Austin and the surrounding communities. Our mission is to provide affordable mental health counseling and training with an expertise in gender and sexual diversity. Waterloo Counseling Center's (WCC) vision is for Austin to be an all inclusive community. WCC provides a safe, accepting, supportive environment in order for those at the margins to regain their voice; empowers clients to change relationships that inflict silence, shame, and isolation; and advocates for a community that has no margins. WCC provides affordable mental health counseling services utilizing a sliding scale fee, advocates specifically for the GLBT community and those affected by HIV/AIDS and provides diversity training with an expertise in gender and sexual identity. WCC is supported by federal and private foundation grants, client fees and donations.
The Wright House Wellness Center
Since 1988, The Wright House Wellness Center has offered care and compassion to Central Texans living with or at risk of HIV and other chronic illnesses and provided resources for support, education and empowerment. Services include: HIV/Hepatitis C testing, education and prevention programming, HIV/Hepatitis C case management, HIV food bank and nutrition services, HIV mental health services, and complementary health therapies (acupuncture, massage therapy and yoga) for persons living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.