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#169 Agencies assisting people with HIV/AIDS

mp3 #169 Referrals to Community Service Agencies (mp3 file)

Assisting People with HIV/AIDS"

If you are HIV positive, there are a number of human service organizations throughout Los Angeles County that can help you.

For information and a comprehensive list of referral lines, call the Southern California HIV/AIDS Hotline. In English or Spanish call (800) 922-2437 or (213) 876-2437. In Asian Pacific languages call (800) 922-2438. Or the Hearing Impaired may call the TDD at (800) 5532437.

If you need on-going social service assistance, call anyone of the following numbers: AIDS Project Los Angeles at (213) 962-1600; Minority AIDS Project at (213) 721-1332; Valley HIV/AIDS Center at (818) 908-3840; Santa Monica AIDS Project at (310) 917-6699; the Care Project in Long Beach at (310) 491-9050; the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena at (818) 7965633; or the Foothill AIDS Project at (909) 920-9265.

If you need emotional support or group support call: Being Alive at (213) 667-3262; Women and AIDS Risk Network at (310) 641-7795; or Los Angeles Shanti at (213) 962-8197.

If you have a child who is HIV positive, call Caring for Babies with AIDS at (213) 931-9828.

If you need financial assistance, call Aid for AIDS at (213) 656-1107.

If you are in need of affordable housing, call (800) 560-1338.

If you need low-cost medical care, call the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's downtown clinic at (213) 741-9726 or Hollywood clinic at (213) 662-0492. In South Central call the Watts Health Foundation at (310) 639-3068; in East Los Angeles call Buena Care at (213) 881-2232; in the San Fernando Valley call the Valley Community Clinic at (818) 763-5963 or in West Hollywood call the Jeffery Goodman Special Care Clinic at (213) 993-7500.

If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your HIV status, call the Los Angeles City Attorney's HIV/AIDS Discrimination Unit at (213) 485-4579.

For additional information you may want to review message number 109 entitled "Legal Service Agencies for HIV/AIDS-Related Problems."

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