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Southern Colorado AIDS Project

What

Since 1988, Southern Colorado AIDS Project (SCAP) has been providing direct program services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families in order to increase their stability — both physically and mentally — and access to care. SCAP is also working to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS through prevention programs and community outreach.

Why

SCAP was needed at the beginning of the AIDS crisis, and we are still needed today. Clients are living longer, healthier lives with advancements in drug treatments, but the social stigma still remains. That stigma is often compounded by issues of sexual orientation, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness. SCAP cares for its clients so they can care for themselves and those they love.

Needs

Southern Colorado AIDS Project will need volunteers to help with food baskets during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Did You Know

There were 1,094 people living with HIV in El Paso County in 2017. Between 2013 and 2017, there have been almost 33 new diagnoses of HIV every year in El Paso County.

“When I got sick, I lost my job and my apartment, which also meant I didn’t have any insurance. I couldn’t even fathom having to tell my family. The biggest thing that SCAP helped me do is to regain my independence.” — Southern Colorado AIDS Project client

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