BOSS Bay Area is doing its part to deliver Equitable Access to Housing and End Inequalities in homelessness.
Each year on Dec. 1, we commemorate World AIDS Day to honor the estimated 36 million people worldwide who have died from HIV-related illnesses and to celebrate the advances in AIDS/HIV treatment.
Forty years since the beginning of this epidemic in the U.S., and almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, this World AIDS Day 2021 recognizes the challenges of both, intertwined in inequities in health and access to lifesaving health services. This year’s domestic and global themes focus on inclusion, equity, and better health for all people affected by HIV and AIDS. - Read More
In general people living with HIV/AIDS are at a higher risk of homelessness than the general population. Some studies have indicated as many as half of individuals with HIV/AIDS are at risk of homelessness due to unaffordable housing costs and the high cost of medical care.
BOSS helps our unhoused neighbors find and keep permanent housing to stay housed and stable. BOSS works to achieve this goal by providing affordable housing options that include both emergency shelter and supported independent living. Some of our homes are set aside for medical respite, for individuals who are too ill or frail to recover on the street but not ill enough for a hospital setting.
Because BOSS is committed to the health and wellness of our program participants, staff, volunteers and the whole community, we partner with health providers to host health-centered events.
Earlier this month we hosted an HIV/HEP-C Rapid Testing event at our Fairmont Campus Navigation Center Tiny Homes Village.
World AIDS Day theme for 2021 set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.” The global World AIDS Day theme set by UNAIDS is “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemic.”
BOSS is doing our part to deliver Equitable Access to Housing and End Inequalities in homelessness.