In celebration of World AIDS Day, I’d like to mention a non-profit organization that is very close to my heart. It’s the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, and I’ve seen how hard they work first hand.
I received this photo of them in a card of thanks earlier this week for giving a donation. I can’t get the photo right-sided, and I have a feeling my new APPLE iPhone has something to do with that. I never had that problem before with my old phone. It’s probably more control from those good old folks at Apple. Sorry about that.
But I’ve also worked with the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania,as acting power or attorney for a good friend who is HIV positive, and there’s no way I can ever repay them for all they’ve done to help.
It’s nice to know there are people like this and places like this were people with HIV/AIDS can go all the time, not just one day a year.
While we’re still waiting to see what Lady Gaga is going to do about bullying and talking to the President, I figured I’d post about the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania again. I’ve posted about them before, here. And I’ve worked closely with them first hand while helping a good friend with HIV/AIDS fight to have his long term disability reinstated.
I’ve learned that in order to get something done you have to be aggressive and proactive. And organizations like this are very helpful when it comes to getting things done. I honestly can’t praise them enough.
Below is what I’ve taken from their homepage. Here’s the link for more information.
About the AIDS Law Project
People with HIV and AIDS may need a lawyer as much as a doctor. In fact, they sometimes need a lawyer just to get a doctor. More than three decades after the onset of the HIV epidemic, stigma, bureaucracy and ignorance still cause serious legal problems for people with HIV/AIDS. But most people with HIV/AIDS can’t afford a lawyer.
Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic. We also educate the public about AIDS-related legal issues, train case management professionals to become better advocates for their HIV-positive clients, and work at local, state and national levels to achieve fair laws & policies.
We serve the entire Commonwealth from our home base in Philadelphia and are committed to breaking the physical and linguistic barriers that often impede access to legal services. We make home and hospital visits to clients too ill to travel to our offices. Our bilingual staff serves our clients in the language they feel most comfortable speaking.
For almost 23 years, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania has been fighting for the rights of Pennsylvanians living with HIV/AIDS. Please contact us if you would like more information or are in need of our services.