SAN DIEGO, California -- Being Alive, one of the longest running HIV/AIDS support and services organizations in San Diego, recently moved from its longtime home on Centre Street to 3940 Fourth Ave., in the heart of Hillcrest.
The move was necessary for financial purposes, the organization said in a recent press release, in large part due to dwindling government funding for HIV/AIDS programs over the last decade. The move allowed the organization to slash their overhead and replace all their antiquated computer systems, but executive director Shannon Wagner states that since moving, the organization has seen an increase in HIV positive San Diegans seeking the services of Being Alive, for a variety of reasons.
Being Alive’s programs include: Daniel’s Market, the monthly pantry-style grocery program that serves 2,714 households free of charge; holistic therapies, including massage, acupuncture and chiropractic services; recreation services, offering various free tickets to sporting events, movies, arts and culture events, musical and stage theater, and more; 365 support groups per year, for those newly diagnosed or those who’ve been living with the disease long-term; HIV/AIDS 101 classes; peer advocacy; housing assistance and much more.
Being Alive depends upon the generosity of others and is in the midst of a summer fundraising campaign. Help them meet their goals by calling 619-291-1400 or click HERE.
(Editor's note: This post was originally published on SDGLN media partner Gay San Diego.)