WHO WE HELP — 2017 GRANTEES
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF) was organized in 1984 to provide services and distribute information about the newly discovered AIDS virus. The group of volunteers offered a legal advocacy program to fight discrimination and implemented a buddy program to provide emotional and practical support to individuals dying from AIDS-related illnesses. Today, PATF is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Supporting more than 650 individuals across 11 counties in Pennsylvania, PATF serves as a one-stop-shop for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. The organization offers a wide range of services, including permanent housing, advocacy, nutrition and a pharmaceutical program. With DIFFA’s support, the organization launched its medical clinic in November 2016, allowing individuals to access PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and to obtain medical care and STI and hepatitis C treatments. Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is just one of many grantees that DIFFA supports through its grant-making efforts.