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CARE FOR EVERYONE

Expanding care for our community

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HEALTHCARE

Opening Our Doors Wider

At Desert AIDS Project, our goal and our specialty is helping people achieve overall health. And, thanks to our history, our team, our status as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a community in action, we have the ability to help more people who need it with your help.

Our FQHC status has led to a dramatic increase in patients in our care that has severely strained the existing facilities. D.A.P. has an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a building next door to the current campus. This purchase will add a critically needed 30,000 square feet of space which will enable us to double the number of clients we currently serve.

There are currently underway exciting architectural designs for the new facility. The close proximity of the building to our existing campus will allow us to combine the two buildings into one efficient building by constructing a new reception area which will tie the two buildings together. We plan to start construction in 2018 with completion slated in 2020.

Donald Beck“Friends were dying all around us and the government and medical establishment were not doing anything. I was proud to be one of the founders of Desert AIDS Project who provided care to the ill while at the same time advocating for patient’s rights. It is because of organizations like Desert AIDS Project that we have the medications that we have today.”

– Donald Beck

HOUSING

Improving Health Outcomes

Homeless adults living with HIV—many further stressed with mental illness or substance abuse—are more challenging to retain in care. In addition, people experiencing homelessness have rates of infection as high as 16 times that of the general population. Currently, our housing complex has a three-year waiting list.

WITH YOUR HELP, DESERT AIDS PROJECT IS LEADING THE WAY TO EXPAND HOUSING ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF OUR CAMPUS, ALLOWING US TO BUILD AN ADDITIONAL 60 OR MORE UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR OUR CLIENTS.

“Thanks to Desert AIDS Project, I am living powerfully with HIV – the life of my dreams in fact. And as you can tell from my Revivals Stores wardrobe, I am doing so quite fashionably.”  — NICHOLAS SNOW

HOUSING

Improving Health Outcomes

Homeless adults living with HIV—many further stressed with mental illness or substance abuse—are more challenging to retain in care. In addition, people experiencing homelessness have rates of infection as high as 16 times that of the general population. Currently, our housing complex has a three-year waiting list.

WITH YOUR HELP, DESERT AIDS PROJECT IS LEADING THE WAY TO EXPAND HOUSING ON THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF OUR CAMPUS, ALLOWING US TO BUILD AN ADDITIONAL 60 OR MORE UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR OUR CLIENTS.

“Thanks to Desert AIDS Project, I am living powerfully with HIV – the life of my dreams in fact. And as you can tell from my Revivals Stores wardrobe, I am doing so quite fashionably.”  — NICHOLAS SNOW

Congressman Dr. Raul RuizAs a physician, I am constantly impressed by the amazing comprehensive care and services provided by Desert AIDS Project. Their designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center will allow them to expand their services and provide complete, wrap-around services for underserved communities across the Coachella Valley.”

– Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz

DESERT AIDS PROJECT 2020

A PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a new innovation in patient care and one in which Desert AIDS Project sees the value in pursuing. Through this model, D.A.P. seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care delivery while responding to each patient’s unique needs and preferences.

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Annette Bloch“When I was given a tour of their facility, I could not believe that such an amazing facility existed in Palm Springs. I was so impressed by the compassionate, caring and dedicated staff and the excellent patient care. I am proud that I have been an ardent supporter of Desert AIDS Project ever since.”

– Annette Bloch

THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT

Our current campus configuration cannot effectively support the implementation of the PCMH model without YOUR support. The following data speaks clearly to our urgent need to expand our current facilities.

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Carl Baker
Desert AIDS Project is about Care/Prevention/Advocacy and I am proud to be charged with advocating for our patients rights at the Federal, State and local level to make sure that everyone gets the level of care they deserve.”

– Carl Baker

INNOVATION

ANTICIPATING AND MEETING NEW NEEDS

What we have learned over the years is that with healthcare, and particularly with HIV, nothing remains static. Desert AIDS Project has always stayed on top of current research and in front of emerging needs.  With the increased funding and space that will be provided with this Capital Campaign, we will be ready to solve new challenges as they emerge and take advantage of new treatments as they become available.

WITH YOUR HELP D.A.P. WILL HAVE THE RESOURCES IT NEEDS TO RESPOND TO THESE AND OTHER NEW CHALLENGES IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

INNOVATION

ANTICIPATING AND MEETING NEW NEEDS

What we have learned over the years is that with healthcare, and particularly with HIV, nothing remains static. Desert AIDS Project has always stayed on top of current research and in front of emerging needs.  With the increased funding and space that will be provided with this Capital Campaign, we will be ready to solve new challenges as they emerge and take advantage of new treatments as they become available.

WITH YOUR HELP D.A.P. WILL HAVE THE RESOURCES IT NEEDS TO RESPOND TO THESE AND OTHER NEW CHALLENGES IN THE YEARS AHEAD.