AIDS Walk & Run San Diego HIV/AIDS Grants

Center 2022 Funding Recipients

Christie’s Place
Strengthening Systems: Operating Support for Integrated HIV/AIDS Services for Women, Children and Families
Living with HIV/AIDS presents complex and unique challenges for over 1,600 women in San Diego County. Christie’s Place delivers family-centered social services such as mental health counseling, case management, support groups, child care, linkages to medical care, empowerment trainings and basic needs services, helping women and children in San Diego County access the life-saving care they need. Christie’s Place is the only organization in San Diego whose mission is dedicated to serving women, children and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Family Health Centers
Strengthening Systems: The Safe Point Clean Syringe Exchange Program (CSEP)

The Safe Point San Diego CSEP will target the estimated 41,000 intravenous drug users residing in San Diego County. This program stands on the front lines of stopping the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C in San Diego County.

Fraternity House
Care and Treatment: AIDS Caregiving Program
Since 1988, Fraternity House has provided warm and caring homes where very low-income men and women disabled by HIV/AIDS can receive comprehensive care and services in order to rebuild their health and return to independent living, or where they can spend their last days in comfort and dignity.

Mama’s Kitchen
Care and Community
Mama’s Kitchen strives to provide nutritional support to San Diego residents at risk of malnutrition due to critical illnesses such as HIV, cancer, congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. Together with hundreds of volunteers, businesses, and community supporters, Mama’s Kitchen strives to help our clients stay healthy, preserve their dignity, and keep their families together by providing, medically tailored home-delivered meals, along with pantry services and nutrition education – all at no cost.

Care and Community
POZabilities is a volunteer effort to reduce isolation, depression and stigma among individuals in San Diego who are infected and affected by HIV through education, outreach, and networking. POZabilities envisions an HIV+ community where social support is strong, isolation is rare, where HIV prejudice and discrimination are eliminated, and where HIV+ individuals live healthy and fulfilling lives.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
Care and Treatment: HIV/AIDS Enhanced Legal Services
This program is the sole free legal resource in San Diego County for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, targeting low-income consumers who have difficulty accessing legal services through existing legal clinics.

San Ysidro Community Health
Strengthening Systems: CASA/Our Place
San Ysidro Health has two Coordinated Services Centers – CASA in the South Region and Our Place in the Southeastern Region.  CASA and Our Place are one-stop shops for HIV services offering assistance and linkages to HIV medical care and treatment, and providing application assistance to a variety of programs including Ryan White and The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Stepping Stone 
Care and Treatment: HIV and other Health interventions
To create, improve and deliver alcohol and other drug treatment, HIV and other health interventions, recovery, education and prevention services specializing in the challenges of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities of the San Diego region.

Care and Community
Townspeople serves those living with HIV/AIDS and special needs. They’ve expanded their services to ensure those most vulnerable, the homeless, and those with special needs have access to safe and affordable housing, on-going supportive services, and are positioned to achieve self-sufficiency, residential stability, and quality of life. Townspeople are leaders in providing direct services for people living with HIV/AIDS including rental and utility assistance in San Diego County.

UCSD: The HIV Institute 
Strengthening Systems: In 2017 the AIDS Research Institute (ARI) evolved into the HIV Institute to acknowledge our investors’ and clinicians’ focus on preventing, treating and curing HIV before it progresses to AIDS
The HIV Institute facilitates three-way communication between researchers, clinicians, and the San Diego community with the ultimate goal of devising innovative and much-needed approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat and ultimately cure HIV/AIDS.

UCSD: Mother-Child-Adolescent HIV Program 
Strengthening Systems: Retention Focused Case Management: Enhancing the Skills of Vulnerable Youth
The UCSD Mother-Child-Adolescent HIV Program provides comprehensive, family-centered, developmentally-appropriate, bilingual and culturally competent primary medical and HIV specialty care, integrated mental health, and case management for the highest risk perinatally and behaviorally (MSM/IDU) male and female infected youth and young adults.

Vista Community Clinic 
Strengthening Systems: VCC HIV Linkage Coordination
The Linkage to Care program ensures that newly identified HIV-positive community members are connected to primary and preventative care in order to improve treatment compliance, reduce risk behavior and improve quality of life.

*AIDS Walk San Diego funds also support all of the HIV/AIDS programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center including: Behavioral Health Services & Counseling for the HIV community; Health Education & Risk Reduction Services; HIV testing & counseling; Housing and Support Services for homeless HIV positive youth; Living with HIV support groups; Accion Positiva group; and the Positive Action Series.

For information about becoming a 2022 Funding Recipient, please contact us at



The San Diego LGBT Community Center

P.O. Box 3357
San Diego, CA 92163 US