The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
AVOL collaborates with communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and to empower those affected.
AIDS Volunteers, Inc. (AVOL) has been on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic for more than 25 years. AVOL provides housing and supportive services to over 400 low-income men and women living with HIV/AIDS in over 70 counties in central and eastern Kentucky. AVOL operates two housing facilities: Solomon House, a long-term permanent community residence for people with AIDS, and Rainbow Apartments, a small complex of furnished units for people living with HIV/AIDS, who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. AVOL provides free HIV testing as well as HIV prevention education and outreach to those at-risk in our communities. AVOL also serves as an important link connecting those newly diagnosed and those out of care to medical treatment and other healthcare resources.