AIDS/BREAST CANCER EMERGENCY FUNDS
The AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) provides short-term emergency financial assistance to San Franciscans battling HIV/AIDS. Since 1982, the AEF has rallied community support to help pay basic living costs such as rent, utility bills and medical expenses for poverty-level San Franciscans with disabling HIV or AIDS. Annually, the AEF helps nearly 2,500 clients.
The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF) was founded in 2001, modeled after the AIDS Emergency Fund. The BCEF provides short-term emergency financial assistance to low-income San Franciscans battling breast cancer. The BCEF also makes referrals to agencies that can provide longer-term help with practical and emotional support and other vital services.
AIDS Emergency Fund
12 Grace Street, Ste 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
OPENHOUSE: housing, services and community for LGBT seniors
Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs. Openhouse is committed to creating a safe environment to encourage and support participants to share our diverse perspectives and identities to foster dynamic community engagement.
- is building housing welcoming to LGBT older adults.
- organizes housing and service clinics to provide LGBT seniors with resources and support to find affordable, stable housing and welcoming health and social services.
- offers hundreds of LGBT-affirming programs including health and wellness workshops, an HIV support group, yoga, meditation, monthly discussion groups, game days, arts and writing programs, cultural events, outings, and much more.
- provides ongoing, weekly emotional support and companionship to LGBT seniors through a volunteer Friendly Visitors program.
1800 Market Street, PMB 93
San Francisco, CA 94102