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.
AID Upstate empowers people living with HIV and encourages active community responses through advocacy, direct services, awareness and prevention.
AID Upstate began in 1987 as a response to the AIDS epidemic. Since then, AID Upstate has provided a wide range of compassionate and responsive services to persons who are living with HIV and AIDS. Last year alone we provided over 900 individuals living with HIV case management and/or other services through our office.
We are constantly growing and changing to reflect the community needs. We began as a consortium of public, nonprofit community based organizations, private health and support service organizations, interested individuals and persons living with HIV; today we serve a four-county region in the South Carolina Upstate, providing comprehensive HIV-related services including: prescription medications, dental health care, client advocacy, food bank, mental health services, emergency financial services, transportation, short-term rent/mortgage/utility assistance, health education and so much more.
AID Upstate provides services to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other individual characteristics.