15th Annual Ride for AIDS Chicago 2018 Community Partners
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic.
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
Now in it’s 26th year, Chicago House provides housing and supportive services to men, women, and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Their programs have since expanded to include community case management, substance abuse counseling, HIV prevention, medication adherence, and the Midwest's first employment training and placement program specific to people with HIV. Chicago House also offers free, anonymous rapid HIV testing.
In November of 2008, Mayor Richard Daley cut the ribbon at Sweet Miss Giving's, a for-profit bakery that provides training for participants in Chicago House's employment program, as well as a new source of revenue for their services by contributing over 50% of profits. Sweet Miss Giving's is fast becoming known as one of Chicago's premiere purveyors of pastries, desserts, and edible gifts. You can find Sweet Miss Giving's products all over Chicago coffee houses, hotels, at the French Market in the Ogilvie Transportation center, and now hitting the streets with their new mobile bakery truck!
Fred Says is recognized by the federal government as a 501–C3 non-profit charitable organization.
The mission of Fred Says is to create a self-sustaining charity that ensures that all HIV+ teenagers receive the care and services they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Fred Says seeks to reduce the stigma associated with HIV that makes it difficult for young HIV+ people to access the care they deserve and to focus on their health and emotional well-being.