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
LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation & Information Center)
LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.
LYRIC's programs include: Community Building Programs for trans/gender-variant youth, LBTQQ young women, and GBTQQ young men; Youth Advocacy Program providing free assistance with housing applications, legal advice, school enrollment, counseling referrals, etc.; Youth Workforce Development Program offering work placement and support for job-seekers; and School-based Initiative to transform school communities into spaces that respect and celebrate LGBTQQ youth.
127 Collingwood Street
San Francisco, CA 94114