Holistic HIV Care
Food, Housing, Transportation and more
*Please note: access to services based on individual eligibility*
Desert AIDS Project staffs two full-time housing coordinators who assist clients in need of housing with individual assessments. You can get help with short-term housing, emergency utility and rental assistance, and emergency mortgage assistance.
Need assistance with housing? Contact Monica Aitchison at (760) 992-0482. For more information on other housing resources in the area, please visit our Resource Directory.
Vista Sunrise Apartments
Our clients most in need can also turn to the Vista Sunrise Apartments, an 80-unit affordable housing community located on the main Desert AIDS Project campus. This housing community provides permanent homes for people living with HIV or AIDS who earn less than 60% of the area's median income.
For more information on Vista Sunrise, please see their website at vistasunriseapts.com
Food and Nutrition - "Food is Medicine"
Desert AIDS Project hosts a monthly Farmers' Market in our Morris and Lila Linsky Annex Food Depot that provides clients with dry goods, staples, fresh produce, and perishables, all received from local food banks and donations. For clients who qualify, food vouchers are also available.
For more information about the Farmers' Market or how to qualify for food vouchers, call our offices at (760) 323-2118.
Desert AIDS Project's service area includes an 11,250 square mile radius, which makes transportation essential for many of our clients. Transportation services are available to eligible clients to make sure they can access adequate health care, attend to medical appointments, receive support services, and fill prescriptions at an on-site pharmacy. Since all these services are provided at the D.A.P. Palm Springs campus under one roof, we encourage clients to coordinate and schedule appointments on one day to save on transportation costs. We can provide eligible clients with gas voucher cards and bus passes.
D.A.P. understands that some HIV-positive individuals need more attentive care. Therefore we provide home health care and additional services, including attendant care, homemaker, LVN, Psychotherapy, nutritional supplements, referrals and benefits advocacy, to qualified clients who are receive a referral from their physician, Medical Case Management, mental health provider, or chronic care coordinator. Be sure to discuss with them your eligibility for the program.
Five Wishes helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It deals with all of a person's needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes is now available at D.A.P. Please call 760-323-2118 and ask for the Health Information Management department. For more information visit agingwithdignity.org
The Patient Assistance Program secures reduced costs for HIV and non-HIV medications. The program is available for all D.A.P. clients, regardless of if they receive their medical care here. For more information about the Patient Assistance Programs, please contact our offices at (760) 323-2118.
American Sign Language and Language Translation services available. Please request 2 business days in advance. Contact your case manager.