Thanks for supporting Donita, Chris, and Bill!
Bill, Donita, and Chris know what it's like to struggle to survive, and try to manage your HIV without stable housing. Listening to their stories, you hear firsthand how stable housing is truly transformative to those who can access it.
These transformation stories embody the essence of Clare Housing, and our vision for equitable access to housing and healthcare. If you weren't able to join us at our Annual Fundraising Luncheon, please take a moment to see what you missed, and watch the video that we shared above.
All three of these residents come from different backgrounds. All found a second chance here, thanks to supporters like you. If they inspire you like they inspired all of us today, know that it's not too late to make a donation to support them, and the other 200 Clare Housing residents like them.
Thanks to you, and to everyone, past and present, who made our 30 years of home, health, and hope possible! We are deeply grateful for your support.
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Clare Housing is an innovative leader of supportive housing for people living with HIV/AIDS for the past three decades. During the past 30 years, we have housed over 600 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
We provide more dedicated housing to people living with and affected by HIV than anyone else in the state of Minnesota. Why does housing matter for people living with HIV?
Put simply, housing equals healthcare. Housing provides the stable environment needed to help people successfully manage the illness. An average of 88% of our residents have an undetectable amount of HIV. Compare that to around 67% for the state of Minnesota and only 30% for the United States!
Not only does getting people to “undetectable” help the individual person live a better life, it saves tax-payers money that would otherwise be spent on costly emergency room visits, AND it is crucial to stopping the spread of HIV. There's a growing body of research that shows that undetectable status means that HIV is virtually untransmittable by someone who has achieved that status.
Dr. Jeff Flynn, MD at North Memorial Hospital says it best, “What Clare Housing is doing is working. What we need to do is more of it.”