ACOS CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL TOY DRIVES

A big THANK YOU goes out to all our donors, volunteers and partners in philanthropy on a most successful holiday season here at AIDS Care Ocean State. Once again, EpiVax, Bottaro Law and BankRI  showered us with an outpouring of generosity. Charlie McGraw and friends held an amazing toy drive at Sports Legends in Warwick for the 12th consecutive year. Not to be outdone, our own Stephen Hogan mounted his 11th annual Teddy Bear Ball Toy Drive in conjunction with the Providence Eagle. Christmas at ACOS would not be possible without the support of these organizations, individuals, our fantastic volunteers and, most importantly, you our donors. By opening your hearts each and every Christmas season, you allow our children who are living with or affected by HIV a chance to enjoy some sense of normalcy. . . and that is the best gift of all. We here at ACOS wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year. Looking forward to your continued support in 2022.


 

ACOS HARM REDUCTION CAMPAIGN MAKES NATIONAL NEWS



Here at ACOS we are moving forward with our harm reduction campaign. RIPTA bus stops through out Rhode Island provide those in need of help with a resource to contact. Soon enough, our new sharp collection boxes will be located throughout the city as well as vending machines with clean needle supplies.

AIDS Care Ocean State is nationally recognized for our outstanding efforts in battling the nationwide drug crisis.  Our harm reduction model helps those struggling with addiction to live their best life and get the help they need, and stops the spread of HIV and hepatitis.  Harm reduction works!

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EXCITING NEWS ABOUT DRAG BINGO COMING SOON!

 

 

FAIR HOUSING IS EVERYONE'S RIGHT

Every year the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recognizes Fair Housing Month in April.  If you or someone you know is experiencing housing discrimination because of HIV/AIDS or another protected characteristic, you can file a complaint online<https://www.hud.gov/topics/housing_discrimination> or contact HUD by phone:
1-800-669-9777 (English/Español)
1-800-877-8339 (Fed Relay)

You may also contact the nearest HUD office<https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/contact_fheo>. You have one year after the alleged discrimination occurred or ended to file a Fair Housing Act complaint<https://www.hud.gov/topics/housing_discrimination> with HUD and generally 180 days to file a Section 504 complaint<https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities/sect504complaint>, but you should file it as soon as possible. More information on fair housing rights can be found in the Fair Housing Act<https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp> and on HUD's webpage for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.<https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp>