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Last updated on March 31, 2015


Lifelong is the leading community health organization serving people with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, in Western Washington. We believe all people have a right to a roof over their head, healthy food to eat, and access to affordable healthcare. Lifelong delivers food, housing, and health services; collaborates with community organizations on the prevention and care of chronic disease; and advocates for effective HIV/AIDS policy. To put it simply, we make health work!

We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of those we serve. Chicken Soup Brigade improves the nutritional health of individuals living with chronic conditions and hunger. We recognize the importance of nutrition to overall health. It has the power to reduce symptoms of many illnesses. It can minimize medication side effects. And it can provide comfort when it is needed most. Chicken Soup’s clients have specific health challenges, such as HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers, or disabling arthritis. Most are living below the Federal Poverty Level, and all require assistance in managing their nutritional health. Chicken Soup Brigade provided vital food and nutrition services to 1,591 people in the Puget Sound region, serving 36,330 grocery bags.

Our client services include:

  • Preparation and delivery of fresh meals and groceries
  • Housing
  • Insurance continuation
  • Case management
  • Providing clothing and household items from our Thrift Store

  • We also provide:
  • Educational programs and counseling
  • Outreach to GLBTQ youth
  • Advocacy and public policy research
  • Special Events
  • Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run (annual event)
  • Dining Out for Life (annual event)
  • Gay Bingo (sporadic event)

  • History:
    Lifelong was formed in 2001 through the merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation. We’ve come a long way since our beginnings in 1983, when a soup can was passed around Volunteer Park and collected the first $42 to help people living with HIV/AIDS in our community.

    Caring for People
    Lifelong does whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. We provide health insurance so that people can get the care they need. We cook and deliver healthy meals. We ensure that people have a safe place to live. And our caring case managers help people every step of the way.

    Preventing New Infections
    Until there is a cure, preventing new AIDS infections is our best hope. Lifelong distributes hundreds of thousands of condoms each year, along with safer-sex messages aimed at stopping thousands of new infections. We also counsel those at risk of spreading or acquiring HIV.

    Advocating For Change
    Decisions made in Olympia and Washington, DC have a profound effect upon people living with HIV/AIDS here in Seattle/King County. We represent those living with HIV/AIDS and ensure that our voices are heard at the local, state and federal levels.

    Creating Community
    Lifelong builds a strong network of support for our programs and services. Events, like our annual Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run and Dining Out For Life, raise both awareness and financial support for people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County.

    Are You Living with HIV/AIDS?
    Newly diagnosed? Confused about where to find help? You are not alone. There are many ways we can help you.

    Contact people:

     Ariel Novick, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
    Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
    Kristina Sperline, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)

    Main office number: (206) 957-1776
    TDD number: (206) 323-2685


     1002 E Seneca
    Seattle, WA 98122
    This location is handicap accessible
    (See a map)

    Web Site: http://www.llaa.org


     From the North: Take I-5 Southbound. Take Union St Exit (in downtown Seattle). Merge into far Right lane and make the first Right at the light after the tunnel. Go one block and turn Right on Pike. . . (more)
      Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Convention Center,
      Walk distance (in minutes): 30
      Nearest Bus Stop: 12, 1 minute walk

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    Last updated on March 31, 2015

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