Can you help provide supportive housing to people living with HIV?
In the spirit of giving this holiday season on World AIDS Day we are launching a month-long year-end campaign with the goal of raising $20,000.
Please consider the incredible impact you can make with your gift of generosity to build on the success of our Linkage to Care program. The program faces the danger of being closed with no funding in the new year.
Without your help, many of our community members will not be able to access critical social, emotional, and mental health support navigating the challenges of not only surviving with HIV/AIDS but thriving beyond the intersecting barriers of systemic poverty and violence due to racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia. In the harsh winter season, together, with your support we can find a solution to meet the increased need for community care.
Over the past two years, since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed a surge for access to Fife House’s unique support services and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS with multiple barriers and lived experiences of marginalization.
“Toronto Linkage to Care has been such a journey, and I’m grateful to all the community members and partners that have been engaged in the work of supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour living with HIV with me. It takes a community to dismantle our shared histories of displacement, trauma and violence” Simran Kaur, Coordinator – Toronto Linkage to Care Program.
Perhaps the first-hand account of Simran Kaur, a dedicated frontline social support worker, who shares the urgency to meet the increased demand for access and support resonates with you.
“I engage in this work, because I believe this world is not built for the people who need the most support. This is open-heart work. You have to see yourself in the people that you support and they have to recognize parts of you too. It’s about love.”
When you know what it feels like to be excluded, you’re more likely to notice those who are unheard, unseen, and unloved.
This World AIDS Day, may you have the courage to not only notice but to act and shift the space for Fife House clients and residents affected by HIV/AIDS. Together, we can dismantle prejudice and re-imagine hope, help, and love for the countless lives who call Fife House ‘home’.
Thank you for your compassion in the fight for social justice and equity.
With my deepest respect and solidarity,