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About Lifelong

A History of Caring

Lifelong  was formed in 2001 through the merger of Chicken Soup Brigade and Northwest AIDS Foundation. Lifelong has been a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS since 1983, when we first passed a soup can around Volunteer Park and collected $42 to help feed, house and stand by those who were fighting this disease. Our history is grounded in the support of the HIV/AIDS community and so is our future. As long as this disease is here, so are we.

Building on our rich experience of caring for the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals, we are also now serving people with a wide diversity of other serious illnesses, especially those disproportionally affected by health disparities.

Food
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.

Housing
When people have a safe place to live, they are less likely to transmit their HIV infection to others. At Lifelong, we provide a variety of housing options to create stable living situations for our clients.

Health
We do whatever it takes to improve the lives of people living with chronic illnesses. 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.

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.