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Continued Stigma of HIV/AIDS Creates Isolation in Women and Families.
Due to the continued stigma of HIV/AIDS, many of the women and families we serve feel alone in their diagnosis as family and friends have separated from or abandoned them. For this and many other reasons, Christie’s Place is more than just a support center. It is a real home, where families come together to learn about HIV/AIDS not only from our dedicated staff but also from one another. It is within this home that we encourage families to help themselves and each other.
People say “home is where the heart is.” Nothing could be truer at Christie’s Place. Christie Milton-Torres dreamed that one day there would be a haven for women and families living with HIV/AIDS. This type of sanctuary did not exist during the nine years she lived with the virus. Christie passed away due to AIDS complications on June 15, 1994, two years before her vision could be realized.
In April of 1996 Christie’s Place was founded in San Diego, CA thanks to this brave HIV-positive woman’s vision and her mother’s determination. Christie’s legacy lives on at our support center- it’s at the heart of who we are and what we do.
A Crucial Sanctuary
By giving today, you are supporting a woman and her family each time they visit, giving her the support and access to services she needs to get healthcare, relieve her countless burdens, and give her hope for a better life for herself and her family. Each and every dollar you donate is extremely important in providing a place of refuge, relief and hope for women and families living in fear, isolation and poverty.
80%-Community facility improvement
10%-Emergency food assistance
10%-Basic needs assistance pantry
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