AIDS Family & Youth Foundation helps families impacted by HIV/AIDS maintain dignity in their struggle to cope in the changing face of an epidemic. Our organization was founded in 2011 to help strengthen and promote emotional well-being for families in Oakland and the East San Francisco Bay Area, by providing assistance with various household emergency expenses, e.g. preventing utilities from being disconnected, and sending kids affected by HIV/AIDS to summer camp.
We have dedicated over 40 years collectively assisting the poor and marginalized in improving their lives by both healing them physically and emotionally, and providing educational means to lift themselves out of poverty. Having friends, family, students and patients experience both the stigma and life-changing stress that still remains with HIV/AIDS has emboldened us to help less-fortunate people not only survive, but thrive.
Our Desire to Reach Out
Although our primary goal is to help our neighbors in our community, we realize that there is a greater community of people suffering from HIV/AIDS around the globe. With our sister organizations, we have also reached out to those in other countries devastated by HIV.
Projects in Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico supply desperately-needed food and medical supplies to these people without even the most basic necessities of life. For example, approximately 700,000 pounds of food was distributed to nearly 14,000 people living in the border region of Arizona and northern Mexico, while life-saving medical supplies were shipped to orphanages in Haiti and Central America.
As a direct result of these accomplishments, AIDS Family & Youth Foundation was accepted into the Combined Federated Campaign (CFC) workplace campaign. Participation is only extended to those charities after a rigorous annual accreditation process designed to ensure compliance with high standards of stewardship, accountability and transparency.
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.