By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Today’s Front Line Hero is Community Family Life Services, who we recognize on this World AIDS Day for its committed service to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Community Family Life Services (CFLS) has served Washington, DC for more than 50 years, and has gained trust in the community along the way. CFLS provides children, families, and adults with resources needed to move beyond poverty and homelessness, and supports women in their reentry after incarceration. These supports include housing, mentorship, employment programs, as well as health supports such as a HIV testing.
In addition to the supports and services CFLS offers to people living with HIV/AIDS, it is dedicated to eliminating the stigma of the virus, providing public events and education. The regularly scheduled Safe Sex and Testing Parties feature guest speakers who share comprehensive information about risk reduction, as well as opportunities for HIV testing. CFLS is also a proud community partner for the Whitman-Walker Health’s Walk & 5K to End HIV, which engages thousands of DC residents to fundraise and walk or run to show their support for dependable, high-quality healthcare for those living with HIV. The virtual walk occurred on Saturday, October 24, but supporters can continue to donate to the cause through December 31, 2020.
On this World AIDS Day and every day, thank you to Community Family Life Services for the support and high-quality care you provide to people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS!