Most of you already know that we walk each year for the AIDS Service Organization, Positive Impact (now Positive Impact Health Centers), which has been in existence since 1993. In their first year, Positive Impact provided 135 clients affected by HIV/AIDS with free mental health services. Last year, Positive Impact Health Centers continued to serve OVER 5,000 clients by providing culturally competent mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and risk reduction services (to name a few) to the HIV/AIDS affected community....free of charge. As you can see, the need for what Positive Impact Health Centers does each year has grown tremendously and as a non-for-profit agency, supporters like you are crucial to the success of the programs at PHIC. In addition, over 93 cents of each dollar you donate supports direct client services, which speaks volumes about how your contribution is invested! This will be the fifth year of operation since Positive Impact and AID Gwinnett merged to form Positive Health Impact Centers. Previously, AID Gwinnett was a leader in HIV specialty primary care and Positive Impact was a pioneer in behavioral health treatment. Now, Positive Impact Health Centers now offers full services to clients at three locations (Duluth, Midtown and Marietta).
We are very grateful to those of you that support us each year and to those of you that will support us for the first time this year.