For Alberta’s most vulnerable, issues that impact their risk of acquiring HIV, food and housing insecurity, overdose risk, and social isolation have gotten worse in the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help.
For the last 37 years, HIV Community Link has offered support and harm reduction services to Albertans. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted our services to meet the needs of our community; we have moved to virtual and in-person service delivery while increasing outreach services to ensure we support those who do not have the option to connect through online channels. Over the past six months, we began outreach in Medicine Hat, where we had over 850 contacts. In the same period, we have seen a 276% increase in our Calgary street outreach activities and supported over 2,700 contacts.
You can help vulnerable Albertans on their journey to wellness. Your donation:
- $50 provides one-on-one supportive counselling to a person living with or at risk for HIV
- $100 provides an overdose prevention education session for up to 25 people
- $300 supports an outreach shift that can reach 25 vulnerable people to provide support and link them to care
- $500 helps 25 of our clients with their basic needs such as food and hygiene supplies