Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)

To prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
208 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 800
Portland, OR 97204
United States
(503) 223-5907

Interim Executive Director

Mary Marshall

Management Team

Mary Marshall, Michael Anderson Nathe, and Peter Parisot

Board of Directors

Jacqueline Yerby, Charles Washington, Warren Jimenez, Mark Clift, Kurt Beadell, Elise Brickner-Schulz, M. Lamar Bryant Jr., Michael Giavanti, Robert Goman, Nancy Haigwood, Linda Hornbuckle, Jennifer Jako, Jared Juson, Robert Lusk, Maria Rojo de Steffey, Susan M. Svetkey, Brian Wong, Jody Wrigley, Ron Young, Mary Marshall

Project Leaders

Angela Sanders


To prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma.


Prevention & Education Services programs of Cascade AIDS Project - Oregon HIV/STD Hotline provides HIV information, education, risk counseling, and referrals by phone and internet to youth and adults across Oregon and the Northwest. Contact at: (503) 223-AIDS, (800) 777-AIDS, (800) 449-6940 en Espanol, - Pivot is a space dedicated to the physical, personal, and social health of gay/bi/trans and all men into men. We offer a variety of programming that is both social and educational in nature, and HIV/STD testing. Check website for current events and times. Located at 209 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. For more information: (503) 445-7699, - The Link is a social networking group for HIV+ gay, bi, and trans men that offers social and informational activities, as well as opportunities to develop friendships and have fun in a casual and confidential environment. For more information: (503) 278-3868, - Teen2Teen is a group of passionate, activated youth, ages 15-19, who volunteer for an entire year and are trained as peer educators in HIV/AIDS and sexuality education. For more information: Annika at (503) 278-3872, - CHAT(Room) is a safe space for anyone 24 and under to get information about HIV and STD's, eat food, play games, and access free HIV testing. Takes place the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 3-7pm at Pivot (209 SW 4th Ave). For more information: Annika at (503) 278-3872,, or - +alk is a five-week program for HIV+ individuals designed to reduce stress around talking about your HIV status. New sessions start monthly, with gift cards for completion of workshop. For more information: Benjamin at (503) 278-3868, - Axis is free, one-on-one, safer-sex counseling for men into men. It is 2 sessions for guys 18+ that are scheduled at your convenience, with gift cards for participating. For more information:, (503) 278-3861. - Testing for All is available at CAP Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. Rapid HIV testing with results in about 30 minutes. Anonymous or confidential option. Affordable (suggested donation of $50). Walk-in or by appointment. For more information: (503) 223-5907. - Test Where You Live with CAP provides free rapid HIV testing, available in Clackamas and Washington Counties with clinics in Oregon City and Beaverton. CAP also offers free HIV/STD screening for guys into guys twice a week in Clark County at our clinic in Vancouver. For more information:, (503) 278-3864. - Magnetic Men is support for when opposites attract. This group aims to explore issues surrounding dating, relationships and sex for guys who are both HIV+ and HIV-. Located at Pivot (209 SW 4th Ave). For more information: Benjamin at (503) 278-3868, - CAP Speakers Bureau has a mission of raising awareness, knowledge and understanding of HIV and AIDS, and combating stigma. CAP Speakers Bureau conducts community education & presentation sessions, sharing stories of living with HIV and general HIV education. Available online at Housing & Supportive Services programs of Cascade AIDS Project - Supportive Housing provides housing case management to assist with long-term housing, short-term housing, and emergency rental assistance. For more information: Nicki at (503) 278-3827, - Positive Directions: My Two Cents: 2 hour class on the basics of creating & staying in a budget on a limited income. Rent Well: 15 hour class on lowering barriers to access housing and providing rental education. For more information: Shyle at (503) 278-3844, - Working Choices is an employment program for people living with HIV/AIDS who are considering returning to work. Working Choices takes a total comprehensive approach to helping people living with HIV/AIDS meet their vocational goals. For more information: Heather at (503) 278-3812, - CareLink provides connection to medical care for newly diagnosed, people incarcerated or recently incarcerated, and people out of medical care. For more information: Adam at (503) 278-3835,, or Chris at (503) 278-3832, - Cascadia Counseling offers mental health counseling with a Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare counselor at the CAP office. Participants must be connected to their housing case manager first to be eligible for counseling services. For more information: Ronda at (503) 278-3821, - Furniture Warehouse Program offers assistance with accessing furniture from the Community Warehouse. For a referral, contact your housing case manager. For more information: Erik at (503) 278-3838, - Positive Force NW is a group by and for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Portland Metro Area and SW Washington. We seek to build community and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma. We hold social, educational, cultural, recreational events, and also community service projects. For more information: Shawn Patrick at (503) 278-3843, - Kids' Connection provides HIV-specific support to children, youth and families who are HIV infected or affected. For more information: Tiffany at (503) 278-3822,, for Spanish Vanessa at (503) 278-3824, - Camp KC, newly renamed in 2013, has been a program of Cascade AIDS Project since 2005. Each year we offer a fun and safe camp experience that includes activities like swimming, arts & crafts, dance classes, nature hikes, ropes courses, and many other creative opportunities for kids ages 5 - 14 who are infected with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information about Camp KC or Kids' Connection, please contact Erin Nortrup at or 503-278-3830. - African American Services Navigation provides culturally specific support in navigating the HIV medical care system for African Americans with high needs. For more information: Maurice at (503) 278-3812, - Real Talk is an African American support group occurring the 3rd Friday of every month. The group will feature speakers from the community on topics such as staying adherent to medications, tips for supporting mental health through rainy winter months, and ideas for how to talk with family and friends about HIV. For more information: Maurice at (503) 278-3812, - Reencuentro is a social, cultural, and educational group for Spanish speakers living with HIV. For more information: Shyle at (503) 278-3844, - Nuestras Voces is a bilingual, bicultural psychosocial support group for Latina women living with HIV. Childcare assistance and transportation from Lloyd Center available. For more information: Vanessa at (503) 278-3824, - Latino Medical Case Management is culturally specific case management for Latinos living with HIV/AIDS who have high needs. For more information: Pedro at (503) 278-3826, Volunteer Services programs of Cascade AIDS Project - Volunteer Resources: CAP relies on over 700 volunteers and interns each year to accomplish our work. Our three main volunteer categories: Program Volunteers, Office Volunteers, and volunteers for CAP's special events. Orientations are held twice a month. For more information: Judith at (503) 278-3813,

Statistics on Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2012: $6,038,096
  • Annual Budget for 2009: $3,931,702
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $6,038,096
  • Other funding sources: Government Contracts 59%, Fundraising Events 26%, Grants & Foundations 10%, Contributions 5%
  • Religious Affiliation: N/A
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