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Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Last updated on March 26, 2014

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Mission Statement
Lifelong empowers people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives.

Vision Statement
A world without HIV or AIDS, where every person living with illness is treated with dignity and respect.

Description:
Lifelong AIDS Alliance is a volunteer-driven agency. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of those we serve.

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
  • Prevention education and outreach into gay bathhouses and bars
  • Advocacy and public policy research
  • Special Events
  • Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run (annual event)
  • Annual Benefit Breakfast (annual major donor event)
  • Dining Out for Life (annual event)
  • Gay Bingo (sporadic event)

  • History:
    Lifelong AIDS Alliance 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.

    Today, we are staffers, volunteers, donors and community members from many different backgrounds. We are united in our determination to make sure that we never forget that HIV/AIDS still exists. We will be here until there is a cure.

    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:

     Mike Cox, Volunteer Manager, (phone), (email)
    Anna Lester, Volunteer Manager, (phone), (email)
    Kimberly Coyne, Executive Administrator, (phone), (email)


    Main office number: (206) 328-8979
    TDD number: (206) 323-2685
    Office fax number: (206) 325-2689

    Address:

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

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

    Directions:

     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

    Miscellaneous Information

    Liability
    Yes
    Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
    No
    Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
    Yes
    Last updated on March 26, 2014

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