Hope Begins with Health
Hope Begins with Health, we can all relate to that, particularly right now and that is why Hope Begins with Health is the battle cry of DAP’s COVID response campaign.
Our roots are deep from the lessons of compassionate care that the AIDS crisis taught us. From those roots, we learned the importance of health equity for all and COVID is calling on us to pay those lessons forward.
We quickly recognized the disastrous local impact the coronavirus pandemic would wield on our community:
- That uncertainty and isolation would breed fear and anxiety
- That people of color, people living with HIV, people living in poverty—would be at higher risk of joblessness, food insecurity, and homelessness.
- And the need for our services would greatly increase.
Using our knowledge, compassion, and infrastructure for the greater good, we are committed to the dual purpose of continuing to care for our 8,000 clients while also supplying support to all those in our community affected by the pandemic.
- We established one of California’s first COVID-19 clinics and a COVID hotline.
- As people test positive & quarantine, we deliver food and essential supplies to aid their recovery.
- And we are providing newly unemployed and uninsured individuals with access to health care and benefits
With the coronavirus sure to continue on its destructive path, DAP remains resolute to expand its services even further.
Your generous support of our Hope Begins with Health campaign will make it possible.
The economic impact of COVID-19 on our community is not just a change in financial circumstances. Rather, the implications have far-reaching consequences on mental health, psychological welfare, and loss of an underlying sense of security.
With your support, we will care for anyone experiencing financial challenges, whether it be a job loss or a change in health status.
Over the decades, DAP has created an extensive database of services and relationships that can stabilize lives. Our case management, traditionally reserved for our HIV-positive clients -will provide people with the vast resources and benefits available at DAP and in our region.
Our community is now struggling with isolation. Loneliness is a precursor for depression and research shows that time plays a critical factor in determining how harmful loneliness can be.
Your generous support of our HOPE BEGINS WITH HEALTH campaign will make it possible for DAP to double our efforts in providing mental health services and will accelerate the build-out of a new mental health clinic.
DAP transforms lives and with your generosity, we will be able to offer hope and health to our community.
DAP will expand the capacity of our COVID-19 clinic to test and treat symptoms of 15,000 people in 2021.
And administer a safe, proven vaccine once it is released.
And, we will never lose sight of fighting HIV.
DAP will increase our at-home HIV testing services. This program, born out of necessity during the COVID pandemic, empowers and protects the health of our community.
Since our inception, DAP’s every success has only been made possible thanks to the extraordinary, continued compassion and generosity of people just like you. For that, DAP’s gratitude knows no bounds.
If you would like to partner with us in this ambitious Campaign —or if you have any questions—please reach out to us so we can reach the neediest in our Valley.
Chief Executive Officer
Contact Darrell L. Tucci, CFRE
Since 1984, DAP’s mission has been to ensure people living in the Coachella Valley with HIV and AIDS lead healthy and happy lives, by receiving the comprehensive and compassionate care every human being deserves. To learn more about how you can support DAP’s mission to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community, please contact Darrell L. Tucci, CFRE, at firstname.lastname@example.org.