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Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries make Atlanta a better place. From providing free testing services to using cutting-edge, holistic harm reduction models to support locals' quality of life, our benefiting organizations are committed to helping our city thrive.

When you walk, run, volunteer, or donate to AIDS Walk Atlanta, you're directly helping these organizations provide services to those in need.

AID Atlanta — AID Atlanta has specialized in providing HIV/AIDS related care, wellness services, and education and prevention programs since 1982. Founded in response to the severe impact HIV/AIDS was having on Atlanta, AID Atlanta set out to stop new infections, care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and break the shame and stigma related to HIV/AIDS.

Over the last 38 years, we have become one of the Southeast’s largest comprehensive HIV/AIDS service establishments. Today, we serve over 50,000 clients, patients, and members. We provide testing and treatment, outreach programs, laboratory facilities, pharmacy, direct medical care, housing and utility resources, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and many more services.

We continue to serve our diverse Greater Atlanta community, we remain steadfast in achieving our mission to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for our members and community by breaking barriers and building community through our core values of compassion, respect, service excellence and integrity.

Aniz Inc


Aniz, Inc.— Founded in 1996, Aniz, Inc is a community-based organization that provides services for individuals residing in Metro Atlanta who are directly infected and affected with HIV, substance abuse and mental health. Aniz, Inc promotes emotional and physical wellness by providing mental health, substance use counseling, support services, and sexual health education. Our goal is to use a Holistic Harm Reduction approach/model with individuals to develop effective strategies that address issues impacting their overall quality of life. These services, which include health, mental health and substance misuse counseling, are normally provided face-to-face in individual and group formats using the holistic Harm Reduction approach. Aniz provides service for a wide range of clients, hereafter known as members, including youth, adults, seniors, women, men, and gender-nonconfirming individuals.

Center for Black Womens Wellness


Center for Black Women's Wellness — The Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW) is community-based, nonprofit organization in Atlanta with a mission to improve the health and well-being of underserved Black women and families. Celebrating a 32-year legacy, CBWW addresses health in a broad context and offers low cost/no cost healthcare, health education, prenatal home visiting, and financial literacy and micro-business training. CBWW serves over 3,000 individuals annually.

To combat new diagnosed cases and transmission of HIV, CBWW focuses on outreach, education, testing, and linkages to care. CBWW provides HIV testing and education through its clinic-based and community-based services, and aggressively promotes HIV testing and counseling throughout all of its programs and services.

CPACS


Center for Pan Asian Community Services— Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.

Jerusalem House


Jerusalem House— Jerusalem House provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency.

Jerusalem House programs pursue a goal of providing residents with a safe and stable housing environment and giving them the opportunity to focus on their physical, mental, emotional, and economic well-being.

We are Atlanta’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS permanent supportive housing provider, serving over 500 men, women, and children across the metro Atlanta community.  

NAESM


NAESM— Founded in 1990, NAESM is one of the first African American community based non-profit organizations to stand on the frontlines in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia. Although NAESM serves a wide range of participants, its mission is to address the myriad health challenges facing Black gay and bisexual men. NAESM’s services include peer counseling; mental health and substance abuse counseling; psychosocial support; housing assistance; utility assistance; food and clothing pantries; transportation assistance; health education; free HIV and STD testing; risk reduction workshops; and capacity building assistance.  We provide community outreach at clubs, college campuses, and barbershops. We provide condom distribution at the office and through community outreach. Annually, NAESM hosts the only national African American gay, bi and same gender loving men’s health conference in the United States.

Open Hand


Open Hand — Open Hand prepares, packs, and delivers nearly 5,000 healthy meals throughout metro-Atlanta for those who might otherwise go without. We hope you'll take a few minutes to experience their stories and the stories of those who are dedicated to helping us serve them.

Positive Impact Health Centers


Positive Impact Health Centers — Client-centered care for the HIV community to have a life worth living. Comprehensive services are available at the Duluth and Decatur centers for those affected by HIV. Grant funding enables most services to be provided on a sliding fee basis.

Someone Cares


Someone Cares—Someone Cares Inc., www.s1catl.org, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization with two locations, Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia. For 23 years, we’ve being living the vision in real time to eliminate all barriers to health services for all individuals who experience health disparities related to sexual health in primary care, HIV testing, STD and HEP C screening and treatment, and intensive mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment.

The organization takes pride in doing the necessary work, going above and beyond to engage, educate and empower individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other health disparities to achieve better health outcomes by eliminating barriers to culturally sensitive services, building a network for underserved groups, and increasing client resiliency.

Thrive


Thrive SS — THRIVE Support Service's mission is to achieve health equity for Black gay men through direct support, advocacy, and building collective community power. We do this by implementing innovative solutions to improve support, stigma reduction, and linkage to HIV care and resources.