"Know the Difference, Stop the Stigma."
St. Stephen’s Ministry, originally founded to provide direct services to those living with HIV, helped those in the CSRA with housing, transportation, food, medical, and monetary needs since 1991. On June 30, 2020, St. Stephen’s closed its doors as a direct service provider as the Board of Directors thoughtfully discerned a new direction for the future, to reflect the changing needs of the community.
Current priorities for the organization include plans to fund the greatest needs in HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, care, and/or education . To insure we are targeting the greatest need, we have created assessments to evaluate the Greater Augusta Area and help us determine how to best grant funds to support the HIV/AIDS community.
Anyone living in the local Aiken and Augusta metropolitan areas is invited to complete the anonymous Population assessment regardless of their gender, race, HIV Status, sexual orientation, or age. We need to evaluate the data of all demographics since HIV does not discriminate based on these criteria. The assessment for the population is anonymous and no personal information is gathered.
Community Resources include, but are not limited to, employees of healthcare providers, general practitioners, doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, testing centers, municipal and county health department employees, HIV specialty clinics, and caregivers to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
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