San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation promotes health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and community partnerships.
SFAF envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV, ultimately striving for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated.
Learn more at: sfaf.org
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org
SFAF Dollars at Work
$5,000 provides one year of substance use treatment services for one program participant
$3,000 helps us reduce HIV transmission among people who inject drugs by providing sterile syringes and disposing of them properly.
$1,000 links one person living with HIV to housing.
The Center Dollars at Work
$25,000 covers 5 months of mental health therapy for 28 patients.
$15,000 provides comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV and STI tests, treatment, education, and counseling to 100 clients.
$10,000 covers 3 months of psychosocial case management for 300 patients.
$5,000 covers a full year of laboratory testing for 11 patients.
Experience our Mission
Each month, we'll be covering a different piece of our mission. Take a look at the journey you'll experience during the TogetheRide season:
May: Testing & Tracing
Testing and tracing is the foundation for combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, but also COVID-19. What myths exist around testing, and how do we jump over political hurdles to stop the spread of viruses in their tracks?
April: Stigma, Stability & Health
Where does the intersection of stigma, stability and health live? Let's work our way through the creative pathways the Center and Foundation are taking in order to provide intersectional care, while setting an example for programs around the world!
March: Women, Girls & HIV
Ever feel like LGBTQ+ care leans a bit to heavily towards the "G"? For March, we get into the nitty-gritty of women, HIV, and the unsung heros of the AIDS crisis.
February: Racial Heath & Justice
Why is racial justice a component of health justice? How do we work towards a future of equity, equality, and justice despite all of the disparities that exist in our country today? Take action with us as we get to the root of racism in HIV, and how we move forward together.
January: The Global View
As we enter a new year, we also explore what is possible for a new world- one where people have access to quality care and the services that they need and deserve. A world free of HIV/AIDS. In January, we celebrate and explore how Center and Foundation are global leaders in that fight, and how their work is changing standards of care around the world.
December: Long Term Survivorship
A lot has changed in the last few decades. In fact, a lot has changed this year alone! For December we're celebrating long term HIV survivors. Jump on your bike and try one of our community submitted rides celebrating how far we have come, and why the Center and Foundation are focused on not just surviving, but thriving - together.
October: Living Through an Epidemic
We are all living through the twin epidemics of COVID and HIV/AIDS. Ths month we'll be checking out the work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center and how they continue to show up for the community no matter what.
November: HIV Continuum of Care
What does it mean to take care of the whole person? To support our community through from their day one to their last days? This month we'll dive into holistic healthcare and how the Center and Foundation are global leaders in compassionate care.
Click here to download our HIV Continuum of Care crossword puzzle activity!
Long Term Survivor Rides
Jump on your bike and try one of our community submitted rides celebrating how far we have come, and why the Center and Foundation are focused on not just surviving, but thriving - together.
The HIV Continuum of Care
Hear from Abraham and Element, two clients of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation, about their experiences accessing the life-changing services that TogetheRide fundraising supports!
Test your knowledge with our Continuum of Care crossword puzzle activity!