History

A history of strength in numbers

In 1984, a grave new threat knocked. We answered the way humans have throughout history: United and ready to fight.

Relatively little was known about HIV/AIDS at the time. But we knew our loved ones in the LGBTQ community were getting sick and dying, and we knew the resources in our battle were lacking.

So we gathered in living rooms and around kitchen tables, caring for the sick in any way we could. Soon, this grassroots movement spread across the state and a collective formed. A flicker of hope was ignited.

Today, we have a new name, and our mission has grown in scope to providing healthcare for all.

We’re still united. Only stronger in our collective power than ever.

Our legacy is comprised of the following organizations: AIDS Foundation of Dayton, Dayton Area AIDS Task Force, AIDS Foundation Miami Valley, Columbus AIDS Task Force, Metropolitan Residential Services, David’s House of Compassion, Ohio AIDS Coalition and Camp Sunrise.

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