The NorCal AIDS Cycle held their Check Presentation Event on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Mulvaney’s B&L in Sacramento, CA.
Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Donors and Participants NCAC was able to distribute $152,000 to their 15 Beneficiaries!!
2019 NorCal AIDS Cycle Beneficiaries
2019 NorCal AIDS Cycle Beneficiaries
On August 13 at Mulvaney's B&L the NorCal AIDS Cycle presented $152,000 in grants to our 2019 Beneficiaries!!
Golden Rule Services ($20,000) Celebrating its 19th years of providing a variety of free HIV, STD and HCV education, prevention, testing and outreach services to local high risk/vulnerable priority populations. The NCAC grant will financially support our rapid HIV, HCV and STD testing, condom distribution, street outreach, PrEP/PEP Navigation Services for high risk HIV negative populations and HIV Navigation Services for those newly infected with HIV. GRS is excited to be a community partner with the California and Sacramento County "Getting to Zero" plans to reduce new infections. This year marks GRS’s 11th year of involvement with NCAC! The board, staff and clients of Golden Rule Services thanks NCAC for its continued support.
Sunburst Projects ($18,000) Keeps families together by creating safe & supportive communities for children, youth & families living with HIV/AIDS. Provides teen & young adult services, childcare services, mental health services, Women of Survival support group and HIV/AIDS prevention & education.
Gender Health Center ($18,000) Provides for marginalized and underserved populations in the Sacramento region, specifically transgender community. Will be offering provider supported peer navigation clinics for the trans and HIV positive population which will include HIV screening, counseling and access to PrEP. Also provides a mentorship program that helps advocate for clients.
Harm Reduction Services ($12,000) Gives clients a “real voice” in programs and policies designed to serve them and is the belief that making practical, safer, realistic, steps towards reducing ones harm will create long term positive change in individuals and communities.
Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation ($12,000) Provides comprehensive support services to people living with HIV or AIDS and their families and education and prevention services to the general public in the Sierra Foothills region, including Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, and Alpine Counties.
Sierra HOPE (Health Opportunities, Programs and Education) ($10,000) Instilling hope, fostering knowledge and supporting those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties. Services include HIV and HCV rapid testing, HIV prevention, education, case management and direct support for food, housing, transportation and other needs that contribute to the client’s health and quality of life.
Caring Choices ($10,000) Offers home and community based programs that serve individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families. Staff includes Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers and Volunteers who have in-depth experience to assess and evaluate which specific programs will meet the individual needs of those with HIV/AIDS.
Healing Waters ($8,000) Strives to empower, inspire and enrich the lives of people challenging HIV/AIDS through wilderness adventures; such as whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, cross-country skiing, and camping trips.
SANE (Safer Alternatives thru Networking and Education) ($8,000) One of the oldest and largest FREE syringe exchange programs in California aiming to attain CDC’s goals of “a new fit for every hit.” An organization created by and for injection drug users and others who care about the health and quality of life of IDU in our community.
Strategies For Change ($7,500) Serves those needing assistance with co-occurring disorders, drug/alcohol dependency and Mental Health issues. We are particularly sensitive to at risk populations; low SES, populations of color, single parents, youth in foster care, and those served in our L.I.T.E program (HIV+ individuals).
Sacramento LGBT Community Center ($7,500) Works to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive. They support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ community. Programs offer free and confidential HIV and STI testing on-site and thought the region. Individuals who test positive are linked to care and provided basic needs support for low-income and homeless community members. Prevention programs focus on sexual health education, PrEP navigation, and distribution of barriers, with a focus on youth. They also provide training for healthcare providers on providing culturally affirming care for LGBTQ community members.
Nevada County Public Health Dept. HIV/HCV Rapid Testing Program ($7,000) Provides free, confidential HIV/HCV counseling and testing services in Nevada County, as well as Naloxone distribution. Services include counseling component which involves exploring the consumer’s understanding of HIV/HCV transmission and personal risk behaviors, developing a workable harm reduction plan, and referring consumers to other support services, as appropriate.
River City Food Bank ($6,000) Is the oldest, continuously serving food bank in Sacramento and the only Sacramento-area food bank open six days per week to anyone experiencing hunger from anywhere in Sacramento County. RCFB offers a nutritionally-balanced 3-day emergency supply of food, as well as compassion…and hope
Women’s Health Specialists ($5,000) Provides education and outreach to hard-to-reach populations throughout Northern California. Target populations include young people between the ages of 15 and 25, with an emphasis on prevention of HIV infections. Specialists are trained to discuss sensitive issues with young people in a way that is respectful and maintains confidentiality.
UC Davis Children's Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic ($3,000) UC Davis Children's Hospital is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of children by promoting wellness through patient care, education, research and community service and by providing a regionally and nationally recognized center for innovative children's health care, making available the very best care possible.
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