AHAT Partners

HOUSING PROVIDERS

Bailey-Boushay House www.virginiamason.org/bailey-boushay/
Bailey-Boushay House is a nationally recognized facility offering residential care and day health programs for people living with AIDS. This residential care program also provides care to those suffering from other life-threatening illnesses.

Rosehedge www.rosehedge.org
The first 24-hour housing and health care program in Washington State for people living with HIV/AIDS. Rosehedge’s Enhanced Assisted Care Program serves 18 individuals at a time in three Seattle homes. Rosehedge specializes in the care of people with additional diagnoses of mental illness, alcohol/chemical addiction, and/or AIDS dementia.

Sean Humphrey House www.seanhumphreyhouse.org
A nonprofit organization in Bellingham whose mission is to optimize the quality of life for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who cannot live independently. The House was founded in 1996 by volunteers and the family of Sean Humphrey, who died of AIDS at age 30. It is one of only three Adult Family Homes licensed by the State of Washington to provide a residence, meals, medication management services, counseling, recreational activities, and other support to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This model housing and care facility is an alternative to the high cost of hospitalization and is designed to be a healthy and supportive environment, often enabling residents to remain close to family and friends. Counselors and nursing staff are available, and volunteers assist residents with a wide variety of services.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Affordable Housing Consortium www.affordablehousingconsortium.org

AIDS Housing of Washington www.aidshousing.org
AIDS Housing of Washington (AHW) is a Seattle-based nonprofit that develops HIV/AIDS housing locally and provides technical assistance nationally.

Lifelong AIDS Alliance www.lifelongaidsalliance.org
Lifelong AIDS Alliance is committed to preventing the spread of HIV, and to providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS. Lifelong AIDS Alliance was formed in January 2001 through the merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation. The organization provides housing and home chores, food and nutrition services, insurance continuation, transportation, case management, and emergency financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS; community services include prevention education and national public policy advocacy.

Multifaith Works www.multifaith.org
Multifaith Works, founded in 1988, is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides housing and supportive services to people living with AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses, and community education on issues of human diversity. Multifaith Works builds a community of compassion by mobilizing volunteers from many spiritual and cultural backgrounds to provide practical and emotional support, and housing, for people living with AIDS or other life-threatening illnesses. Through its programs, Multifaith Works promotes understanding and acceptance of human diversity.

Pierce County AIDS Foundation www.piercecountyaids.org
Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to respond to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Pierce County. A Board of Directors oversees the work of Foundation staff and volunteers. Through education and service – PCAF prevents HIV infection, assists persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addresses related health problems, and combats associated stigma and discrimination.

Pride Foundation www.pridefoundation.org
Pride Foundation connects, inspires and strengthens the Pacific Northwest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in pursuit of equality. Pride Foundation accomplishes this in rural and urban areas by awarding grants and scholarships and cultivating leaders.

Ryan White Consortium
The Ryan White Title II Care Consortium, of which AHAT is a member, convenes consumers of services, persons affected by AIDS, service and medical providers, and the recipients of Ryan White funding.  [The Ryan White Care Act is a federal funding source for specific HIV/AIDS related services and is named after one of the early victims of the US AIDS epidemic.]

The Consortium strives to create dialogue and an effective continuum of care in Pierce and Kitsap Counties.  It performs community-wide needs assessments, sets priorities, and allocates federal Ryan White funds at the local level.  The Consortium includes representatives of both Pierce and Kitsap County and the funding of approved Ryan White services is divided between the counties on a proportional basis.

Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition for the Homeless www.co.pierce.wa.us
The Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition for the Homeless is an association of emergency housing providers, service providers, community leaders, and other interested persons who are concerned about addressing the emergency, transitional and permanent housing needs of the homeless. The purpose of the Coalition is to

  • Provide a network which shares ideas, concerns and resources applicable to homeless issues and foster collaboration in addressing their needs.
  • Increase community awareness of the causes of homelessness, the needs of homeless people and ways to end homelessness through a program of public education and advocacy.
  • Participate in developing and supporting public policy to assist homeless people and end homelessness.
  • Research and develop funding sources to support Coalition for the Homeless and Continuum of Care projects.

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