Voter Registration

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS California offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in California by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6. […]

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Before Celebrities Spoke of AIDS: A Reflection from the Beginning of the Epidemic

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) marks its beginning in 1984, the year it received official non-profit status. It’s an important milestone and represents the dedication and true grit of the founders who came together to help members of their community die with dignity through compassionate hospice care. But for founding member and first executive director George […]

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Community Action Impact More than Ever, Coachella Valley Needs Desert AIDS Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Steven Henkeshenke@desertaidsproject.org(760) 656-8401 2018 Desert AIDS Walk – Community Action Impact More than Ever, Coachella Valley Needs Desert AIDS Walk Facebook Google+ Twitter LinkedIn PALM SPRINGS, CA On Saturday, October 20, 2018 over 2,000 community members will unite in Ruth Hardy Park to walk in the 32nd Desert AIDS Walk in support of […]

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Aging Positively: 3rd Annual HIV and Aging Conference

Event Contact: JP AllenDesert AIDS Project(760) 992-0440jallen@desertaidsproject.org Press Contact: Jack BuntingDesert AIDS Project(760) 656-8472jbunting@desertaidsproject.org Aging Positively – 3rd Annual HIV and Aging Conference Keynote by amfAR co-founder Dr. Michael Gottlieb Facebook Google+ Twitter LinkedIn When:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where:  Joslyn Senior Center  73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Beverages, snacks […]

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In Its 34th Year D.A.P. Still Sees Ending HIV/AIDS As Top Aim

Palm Springs, Calif., August 22, 2018—It was 34 years ago today that Desert AIDS Project started out of desperation, with little else but heart and soul to get it off the ground. It was the same year the HIV virus had been identified, and founders sought to keep the community educated about AIDS, and to […]

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DAP Supports the Following Five Bills Still Pending in the CA Legislature

DAP Supports the following five (5) bills still pending in the CA legislature. Please contact your representative and let them know you SUPPORT: SB 1152; AB 2119; AB 2153; AB 2719 and AB 2639. The five bills we are asking you to sign on to support are: SB 1152 – Hospital Patient Discharge Process for Homeless Patients: provides […]

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5th Annual Everyday Heroes Awards

5th Annual Everyday HeroesNovember 30, 2018Palm Springs Cultural Center Desert AIDS Project honors local everyday heroes who’ve made an impact in our community. The annual event, now in its fifth year, features an outdoor reception, awards presentations, live entertainment and an after-party. Traditionally held on December 1, World AIDS Day, this year’s event will be held a […]

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Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley 2018 Raises $280,000 Local Restaurants Support Propels Greater Palm Springs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley 2018 Raises $280,000 Local Restaurants Support Propels Greater Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, CA (July 19, 2018) Seventy Five  local restaurants and bars participated in Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley on April 26, raising $280,000 ($50,000 more than last year) […]

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African American Day Of Action To Screen for Hepatitis C and Raise Awareness

Desert AIDS Project and the Desert Highlands Wellness Committee are coming together to unite the community in vigilance against a deadly infection that is twice as prevalent in African Americans as it is in whites and Lantinx. The 6th Annual National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day will bring together the community with activists, health educators, […]

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“Any sentiment that perpetuates stigma runs counter to our very roots.”

CEO David Brinkman takes a stand to combat stigma towards the recovery community and re-affirms D.A.P.’s commitment to breaking down the barriers stigma creates for many struggling with addiction in our community.

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