|Positive Care Center|
The proceeds from the tournament will benefit two Minnesota HIV/AIDS service organizations: Clare Housing and Hennepin County Medical Center's Positive Care Center. Read below for more information about the services these agencies provide.
Each year 2000 people are seen at the Positive Care Center for expert assessment and treatment of HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis C, HPV, and other conditions, making it one of the largest clinical and research centers in the upper Midwest. The Positive Care Center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and psycho-social services to those living with HIV. The program provides education, serves as a community and family resource, and contributes to the advancement of HIV-related knowledge. For more information on the clinic, please visit their website.
Clare Housing operates 162 units of stable and affordable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS. Today nearly 8,000 people in Minnesota are living with HIV/AIDS. Fifty percent of them will be homeless or have a housing crisis during the course of their illness. An estimated 400 HIV-positive people in the Twin Cities are living on the streets or in shelters each night. In addition, Clare Housing has a waiting list of 300 people also in need of a home. In our own community the need for safe, affordable HIV-specific housing is real and growing. Clare Housing envisions a world where all people living with HIV/AIDS have affordable, safe and stable housing with access to the supportive services they need to lead satisfying lives with dignity. Since 1987, they have focused on providing supportive housing and compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information on their services and how you can help, visit their website.