New York Cityhas been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, withLatino, African American and LGBTQ communities bearing much of its impact.For that reason, at AID FOR AIDS we have been working hard to respondand support immigrants in the city.
After months of planning, we are thrilled to announce that AFA will be responding to food insecurity by distributing food support to 4,000 Venezuelan immigrants for two months, in partnership with CITGO’s charitable arm, the Fundación Simón Bolívar, through their Hoy Invita Simón program. With this initiative, we will also assess the community’s needs through case management to address issues faced by the Venezuelan diaspora and will expand our Community Outreach Program.
Beyond our support to the Venezuelan community, we can also officially announce the renewal for the fifth year in a row of our partnership with the New York City Council. Thanks to this, AFA will guarantee that hundreds of immigrants can continue getting access to HIV prevention, HIV testing and case management services through our Community Outreach Program.
Although the current pandemic has put a holdon in-person workshops and HIV testing for the time being, we are focusing our efforts onadapting our program by organizing webinars and carrying out digital marketing campaigns, as well as ensuring we fulfill the requirements to perform HIV testing in our office, once permitted.
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