RAP Foundation Grant Strengthens D.A.P. and Sanctuary Alliance Helping Transitional-aged Youth in Extended Foster Care

Contact: Sanctuary Palm Springs Tim O’Bayley tim@obayley.net (760) 788-3525 Desert AIDS Project Jack Bunting jbunting@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8472 Palm Springs, CA – (May 13, 2019) Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) and LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs (Sanctuary) have received a $25,000 grant from The Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation in Palm Desert. This funding will fortify the collaboration […]

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Queen of the Desert 2019

In the LGBTQ community, drag queens have a long history of saying yes to hosting, performing and fundraising – often at their own expense, and always with a firm commitment to social equality and compassionate care.  GET TICKETS HERE! On May 31, five drag queens will continue that tradition by competing for the title of […]

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Desert AIDS Project on the Passing of Barbara Keller

Desert AIDS Project is saddened to learn of the passing of its brightest and most compassionate guiding light, Barbara Keller. Barbara Keller made an enormous impact at Desert AIDS Project where she served as a board member for 10 years, four years as Board Chair, and co-chaired the Steve Chase gala for 7 years – […]

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The Affordable Care Act put chronically ill patients without coverage in the driver’s seat

From The Desert Sun on April 3, 2019 For people living with HIV/AIDS, and the clinicians and advocates caring for them, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was almost too good to be true when it was introduced in 2010. Suddenly, chronic disease management was available to the uninsured, the uninsurable and for the poor. This […]

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American Psychological Association Names Dr. Daniel Parker As 2019 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leader Award Recipient

American Psychological Association Names Dr. Daniel Parker As 2019 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leader Award Recipient Palm Springs, CA – (March 8, 2019) Desert AIDS Project with great pride announces that its own Daniel Parker, Ph.D., has received the 2019 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award. The American Psychological Association (APA) Ad Hoc Committee on […]

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2019 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Brunch

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Steve Chase Star Dedication February 8 Palm Springs Walk of Stars Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Steven Henkeshenke@desertaidsproject.org(760) 656-8401 PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 16, 2019) –Designer and humanitarian Steve Chase will receive the 427th star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on February 8.  The dedication ceremony will take place at 4:30PM at the steps of the Palm Springs Art Museum.  Three of the valleys most notable non-profit […]

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The ABCs of Working With LGBTQ Inclusion

Pre-Conference Workshop for the Finding Freedom LGBTQ Symposium: Desert AIDS Project presents The ABCs of Working With LGBTQ Inclusion Presenters will examine regional trends, issues and concerns, and discuss what is on the horizon both socially and legally for LGBTQ+ treatment staff, community members and clients. Attendees will explore personal and professional inclusiveness and what could […]

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Volunteer Opportunites

When RSVP’ing to these events, please note the email address; replying to this email does not automatically get you on the appropriate list. Palm Springs 2019 Point-In-Time Homeless Count Volunteers are needed to count and survey homeless persons in the City of Palm Springs. The Point-In-Time Homeless Count is an effort to learn who are experiencing homelessness. […]

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Thanks to The Chase 25 Years of Local Impact

As seen in The Standard Magazine Many would agree, we’ve made so much progress since the earliest days of AIDS, but with conditions. Culturally and legally, being LGBTQ is not as dangerous as it once was, although hate crimes still occur. Living with HIV is no longer a death sentence, but stigma remains. And when […]

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