What We Do
AIDS Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services:
- Providing a support group for HIV+ persons
- Producing and distributing educational materials for the community
- Offering HIV testing
- Organizing a speaker’s bureau
- Providing direct outreach, support and assistance for HIV+ persons and their families/caregivers.
AIDS Outreach hosts multiple events throughout the year. Here are some highlights of our events:
On December 1st, World AIDS Day, AIDS Outreach partners with other local community organizations in hosting various functions throughout the day. We look forward to hosting the 3rd Annual Red Ribbon Ball this year in Bozeman- stay tuned for more details- musical guests this year will be BIG!
Why We Do It
There is a tremendous need for Montana residents to get tested for HIV, especially those in high-risk populations.
Federal and state assistance for HIV/AIDS support has drastically decreased while the cost of living and medications have increased. Though new medications have greatly extended the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, the cost of many of these medications is astronomical and is simply out of reach for many.
Even with state and federal funding programs the need for many basic services for people living with HIV/AIDS remains unmet.
AIDS Outreach exists to fill the gap of unmet needs by providing support groups, transportation assistance to and from medical appointments, grocery vouchers, companionship and hope.
Our Mission Statement:
Dedicated to empowering people and communities affected by HIV
through testing, prevention, support and education,
AIDS Outreach serves Gallatin, Park and Madison Counties, Montana.
Bob Cruz, Executive Director
Board of Directors:
Jayson Thompson, President
Sara Lytle, Vice President
Colette Clayton Gray