On behalf of the North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) Board of Directors and Staff, THANK YOU for your continued support in our efforts to deliver services to enhance access to and retention in HIV medical care and treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS. Your partnership has enabled NIAC to meet our client’s needs who are at or below the federal poverty level. Contributions from each organization have supported our organization to make a positive impact in communities served in North Idaho. Thank you again for your generous support in improving the health outcomes for people living HIV and reduce HIV-related health and housing disparities.
The Idaho Ryan White Part B (RWPB) program receives the federal funding annually and serves an average of two hundred fifty to three hundred (250-300) clients a year throughout the state. RWPB HIV MCM Program goals are to link people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWH/A) to HIV-specific medical services and other community based medical services and permanent housing; enroll eligible clients in Medicare, Medicaid, or other designated payment sources; assess clients’ medical care and support needs; develop a plan of care for each individual; and follow and adjust the plan of care as needed. In addition, RWPB-funded MCM is an integral part of the system of checks and balances necessary to ensure that Idaho’s PLWH/A receive quality care.
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program, managed by HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, was established to provide housing assistance and related supportive services for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Pride Foundation is building a better, safer, and more equitable world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and our families in the Northwest. Our work is motivated by the fundamental belief that every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in the places we call home.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. We are one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC.
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. Since 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national Foundation. Headquartered in New York City, DIFFA has chapters in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest and partners from the gift & home industries and other communities across the US. Working together, DIFFA’s chapters and partners have provided over $44 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.
Almost 40 years since the start of this pandemic, HIV and AIDS are still major crises, and although we’ve progressed regarding scientific advances around prevention and treatment, stigma has remained a powerful force. We pursue social justice and human rights for people with HIV/AIDS through three areas of focus: Direct Care and Prevention, Advocacy and Education, and Fundraising and Stewardship.
“It’s bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance”
— Elizabeth Taylor
This is our 3rd Annual Dine Out for NIAC Fundraiser. Thank you to our past and present businesses who have come alongside NIAC and believes in its mission to raise awareness through education to remove stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS so that people learn their status earlier, and by doing so, potentially reduce HIV transmission, we thank you for your support and the unique work that we have accomplished in reducing HIV transmission in communities served!