“Those little moments when you realize that you were a part of this client’s meaningful change, there’s no better feeling than that.”  

For decades, AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF), the predecessor to PRC’s Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA), was guided by the expertise of Lee Harrington (will link to Lee’s blog post), who retired in December 2021 after more than 24 years in the role. Before he left, however, Lee single-handedly chose his successors to ensure that the program’s […]
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Collaborations help us all. PRC understands exactly how important these relationships are when it comes to supporting our community. These are our partners.

Working in concert with over 50 public and private partners and local and national thought leaders, PRC collaborates on services and topics related to HIV/AIDS, Workforce Development, Legal Advocacy, access to health benefits, and housing. As a community, we work together to ensure that the needs of our clients are met; share our perspectives and […]
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A Letter from PRC CEO Brett Andrews

As we mark the end of our 2021-22 fiscal year – and what a year it has been – I can’t help taking stock of all that we have accomplished together, most recently a fabulously successful, in-person (for the first time in three years!) Pride Brunch, as well as some tremendous new sources of funding […]
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“PRC fundamentally changed my life for the better.”

David can personally attest to what an impact PRC has on the lives of those who really need the help. “I will never forget how PRC helped me during some of my darkest days. They supported me, and it fundamentally changed my life for the better. How, you may ask? It was January 2000. I […]
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“It can change people’s lives if we can get them housed and stable, or keep them from getting evicted. Then it’s not such a futile effort.” Lee Harrington, Director of Client Services, Emergency Financial Assistance, PRC

It’s been more than 40 years since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic that swept through the gay community. AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) was founded in 1982 out of the community’s deep desire to do something to help their friends, partners, and family through these scary and uncertain times. They did this by providing emergency […]
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“I’m really grateful to be a part of PRC.”

“I’m really grateful to be a part of PRC.” Troy has had six hip replacements, both shoulders replaced, both knees replaced, three neck surgeries, two back surgeries, a blood clot in his left calf, and severe arthritis in his right foot, ankles, hands, and most recently his neck and shoulders. Some days it feels like it’s enough just to keep his body together but that’s not enough for Troy.
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COVID-19 ADAP Update from the California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS

For all participants whose enrollment expired or was set to expire before August 30, 2020 ADAP & PrEP-AP has extended eligibility to August 31, 2020 OA-HIPP, EB-HIPP & MDPP enrollments have been extended through September 30, 2020 New ADAP applicants can reach out by phone or email to an enrollment worker Find an Enrollment Worker Site here […]
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What is PrEP?

Have you heard of PrEP and wondered what it stood for? PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is a daily HIV prevention pill for those who are HIV-negative and want to reduce their risk of exposure to HIV.  Research shows that, when taken consistently, PrEP provides protection from contracting HIV in a high percentage of […]
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