Stopping HIV 365: Save 365 high-risk Homeless Kids

by Common Ground - The Westside HIV Community Center

Summary

With your help, high-risk homeless youth will receive free HIV testing and a proven, street-smart intervention that dramatically lowers their risk and is often a first step in getting off the street.
$6,323
total raised
79
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Every 30 minutes, another young person in the US gets infected with HIV. For homeless youth, the rate of infection is 13 times higher. And in Los Angeles, thousands of runaway and homeless youth are living out on the streets. The safety net is gone; state HIV funding has collapsed. You can empower a team of trained workers and volunteers to reach these kids on their own turf. Our goal: to impact at least 365 high-risk youth with a life-changing intervention that can stop HIV.

Solution

We have proven outreach and intervention tools that change the way kids see their own risky behavior. Our team will work to engage homeless kids where they hang out or where they liveā€¦ sleeping on the street, under an overpass, in alleys or parks.

Long-Term Impact

Treatment has improved, but HIV still kills. Modern drugs can add 24 years for someone with the disease. That costs $618,900. But you can reach a high-risk youth with a meaningful intervention to prevent this lifetime of illness for just $137.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.commongroundwestside.org
Common Ground's HIV Testing Services
Additional Resources

Organization Information

Common Ground - The Westside HIV Community Center

Location: Santa Monica, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.commongroundwestside.org
Project Leader:
Sharon Chamberlain
Executive Director
Santa Monica, California United States

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