We received applications from a set of 45 potential partners this year. From after school programming to environmental stewardship (and everything in between), there are so many organizations in this city doing truly incredible work. We were humbled reading through these applications and the tough job fell upon us to choose just one.
After some intense deliberation, we are very excited to announce that Levé will be partnering with Cascade AIDS Project in 2019!
Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is a nonprofit offering full-spectrum services to test for HIV and assist those living with it. Their mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, to reduce stigma, and to provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. They support clients through core and critical life services - including free HIV testing, housing and rent assistance, and support groups and community building.
CAP’s impact can’t be summed up in stats, but they did share some figures that begin to capture their significance in the Portland metro area:
They have provided care for over three decades
In 2018, CAP touched the lives of nearly 30,000 members of our community
They are the only (!!) free HIV testing service in Multnomah County and can use no government funding to help cover the cost of these tests
CAP has spent the last 35 years leading providing compassionate healthcare and leading the charge to end stigma around HIV/AIDS in our community. We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the conversation and lift up the voices of this marginalized community.
Here’s to a lifelong partnership–starting today.
PS. We are already working on fun events to highlight CAP’s mission so be sure to keep up to date with our #DOMOREGOOD Calendar!