A History of Caring
Lifelong was formed in 2001 through the merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation. From our beginnings in 1983, when we passed a soup can around Volunteer Park and collected $42 to help people living with HIV/AIDS in our community, Lifelong has remained a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and continues to be a champion of healthy lives for all.
Today, thirty years later, our years of serving people with HIV/AIDS have provided us with the knowledge base to help others experiencing hunger and the spectrum of HIV illnesses.
For people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses, a nourishing meal can make a huge difference in the struggle for wellness. Our food program, Chicken Soup Brigade, provides nourishment to our clients through its grocery and meal program.
When people have a safe place to live, they are less likely to transmit their infection to others. At Lifelong, we provide a variety of housing options to create stable living situations for our clients.
At Lifelong, we do whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. We help them access health insurance so that they can get the care they need. We ensure that individuals have a safe place to live and food in their stomachs. Until there is a cure, preventing new HIV infections is our best hope. We distribute hundreds of thousands of condoms each year, along with safer-sex messages aimed at stopping new infections. We also counsel individuals to help reduce risky behaviors and offer prevention education programs and activities to promote and increase community awareness. And our caring case managers help people every step of the way.
Decisions made in Olympia and Washington, D.C. have a profound effect upon people living with HIV/AIDS here in Seattle/King County. At Lifelong, we advocate for those living with HIV/AIDS to ensure that their voices are heard at the local, state and federal levels.
Are You Living with HIV/AIDS?
Newly diagnosed? Confused about where to find help? You are not alone. There are many ways we can help you. Here is the place to begin.