RICHARDS PLACE INC via Crowdrise
November 19, 2014
BENEFITING: RICHARDS PLACE INC
Richard's Place has housed and served over 250 individuals in the last 17 years who are living with HIV/AIDS. Opening in 1998 RIchard's Place opened a 24 hr. Transitional Home for people living with HIV/AIDS and stayed financially strong. At that time we helped and cared for far to many people who lost their lives to complications of AIDS. Making sure anyone who moved into Richard's Place and chose to stay for home hospice received the acceptance and dignity from RIchard's Place staff and volunteers that sometimes family just could not provide. Helping to mend poor relationships whether it be with family or friends before those who became family to everyone at Richard's Place passed away was and still is so important. Due to the unique services RIchard's Place offered and being the only 24 hr. staffed home provided for people living with HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin referrals were very high. This helped the decision to open a 2nd home also staffed 24hrs. per day come to fruition in 2005. In 2012 and 2013 we were dealing with the difficulties of a bad economy and loss of a funding source that many non-profits across the United States went through as well. With the help of so many organizations and people who care about people living with HIV/AIDS we have brought ourselves back to a much better position. We still need your help though! We thankfully have seen and experience the changes that new HIV/AIDS medications that came out in the late nineties have had and still have on people who are compliant with medication regimens and have stable housing.
STABLE HOUSING IS VITAL. Our services are of great need and we are asking you to consider helping us with your year-end donation that gives you that great tax write off!! We are committed to continue providing our support and acceptance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are in need of assistance on a daily basis. To learn more about Richard's Place please go to our web site at richardsplace.org.