AIDS Legal Services Project
Intake Phone Line: (213) 833-7667
The AIDS Legal Services Project is a collaboration between the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s AIDS Legal Services Project, Inner City Law Center, Bet Tzedek, UCLA School of Law and the Williams Institute. With the help of highly motivated pro bono attorneys, The ALSP focuses on core HIV-related legal services:
- Estate planning – wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives;
- Debt relief, including creditor harassment, medical debt and student loan defaults;
- Insurance – health, life and disability terminations and overpayments;
- Employment – HIV discrimination, FMLA leave, ADA accommodations;
- HIV Discrimination in healthcare and public access;
- Breaches of HIV confidentiality; and
- Immigration – U visas, naturalizations, DACA, adjustment of status.
AIDS Project Los Angeles / APLA Health
611 S. Kingsley Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Health & Wellness/Dental Clinic
1127 Wilshire Blvd., St. 1504
Los Angeles, CA 90017
West Hollywood Office
1151 N. La Brea Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Gleicher/Chen Health Center
3743 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Founded in 1982, APLA provides services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, including case management, HIV prevention education and treatment advocacy, in-home health care, dental care, insurance/benefits advocacy, mental health & the Necessities of Life program.
AIDS Walk is APLA’s annual fundraiser. Since 1985, hundreds of thousands of walkers and their supporters have raised nearly $90 million to fund APLA Health’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs those affected by HIV & AIDS in Los Angeles County.
AMAAD (Arming Minorities Against Addiction & Disease Institute)
10221 S. Compton Ave, Suite 105
Watts, CA 90002
AMAAD provides support services, community support and resources centered around specialized, strength-based management and services with a focus among LGBTQ people of color. The organization facilitates personalized individual access to programs and services that foster safe and supportive healthy environments for people to live, learn, and develop to their fullest potential.
APAIT (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team)
3055 Wilshire Blvd., #300
Los Angeles, CA 90010
12832 Garden Grove Blvd., #E
Garden Grove, CA 92843
APAIT’s programs and services include: HIV Testing, Partner and Family Notification, Patient Navigation, Behavioral Health Services, and Housing Case Management. Established in 1987 as a grassroots AIDS service organization for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) who were dying alone from AIDS-related stigma and shame, APAIT reaches out to the diverse multi-ethnic communities of LA and Orange counties who identify as LGBTQIA-2S, immigrants and refugees, at-risk for HIV/STIs, housing insecure, and with behavioral health lived experience.
Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends
Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends is a non-profit, social and educational group that provides a support system for gay men and women of Asian/Pacific Islander descent. The group also serves to inform individuals and the community at large on the experience of Asian/Pacific Islander gay men and women. For a modest annual fee, members of A/PGF receive benefits that include access to the group’s social events in the Los Angeles area. A/PGF is a partner organization with APAIT (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team).
7531 Santa Monica Blvd. #100
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Being Alive provides educational peer support, peer counseling. wellness center, acupuncture, and mental health counseling for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
5326 E. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Bienestar is a community-based health care and social services organization in the Greater Los Angeles area. With expertise in identifying and addressing emerging health issues faced by the Latino and LGBTQ populations, Bienestar provides full-service medical care, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, sexual health, mental health services, substance use counseling and medication assisted treatment.
Black AIDS Institute
4249/4251 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Based in Los Angeles, the Black AIDS Institute’s “A Clinic For Us” offers respectful and culturally appropriate health services to LA’s Black, Latinx, and other under-served communities. A Clinic For Us provides access to HIV services such as counseling, testing, and linkage services, HIV biomedical prevention, and care services. In addition, the clinic provides linkage to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
BAI also provides at-home test kits, which can be requested to be provided by mail. In partnership with St John’s Well Child and Family Center, BAI offers the Check Up! Program to explore the role that social networks may play in the diffusion of HIV and HIV education throughout our community.
California Black Women's Health Project
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., #905
Inglewood, CA 90301
The California Black Women’s Health Project is the only statewide, non-profit organization that is solely committed to improving the health of California’s 1.2 million Black women and girls through advocacy, education, outreach and policy. CABWHP supports community forums to address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS and STIs on women of color and to raise awareness about this issue.
PAWS LA offices
2121 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 741.1951 x 202
Comprehensive Housing Information & Referrals for People Living with HIV/AIDS (CHIRP-LA) offers a comprehensive list of housing assistance programs and other services for people with a diagnosis of HIV. CHIRP/LA also hosts monthly resource meetings for service providers in LA County to share information about their programs and anticipated changes in community services.
Covenant House youth services
1325 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Serving homeless youth in the Hollywood area, Covenant House California operates a housing facility that includes a 60-bed shelter and 24-bed transitional living center. On site is a medical clinic which provides treatment for chronic health issues (including HIV) and assistance with Medi-Cal applications. Mental health services are also available, provided by licensed LCSWs and MFTs, as well as LCSW and MFT interns.
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
4760 S. Sepulveda Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230
323 North Prairie Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
1540 East Colorado Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center
10277 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services provides free mental health, substance use disorder and suicide prevention services. Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 150,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties each year.
If you or someone you know need help in a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Counselors who speak English and Spanish are available 24/7.
Foothill AIDS Project
2555 E. Colorado Blvd., #202
Pasadena, CA 91101
678 S. Indian Hill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Foothill AIDS Project offers a full spectrum of programs and services that empower clients in three counties (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside) to manage their own long-term health goals. Integrated treatment and care coordination, paired with stable housing planning and outreach, provide many tools for people living with HIV to live longer, healthier, and more stable lives.
GALAS (LGBTQ+ Armenian Society)
8721 Santa Monica Blvd., #654
West Hollywood, CA 90046
LGBTQ+ Armenian Society (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Armenian Society) was formed in 1998 by a number of gay and lesbian Armenians in Los Angeles who were looking for friendship, support, and a sense of belonging in the community.
Latino Equality Alliance
553 S. Clarence Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
The Latino Equality Alliance advocates for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. LEA is located at Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center in Boyle Heights.
Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD)
6255 W. Sunset Blvd., Floor 21
Los Angeles, CA 90028
LOUD seeks to address the social and health disparities that remain a threat to Latino communities through innovative strategies and community mobilization.
Life Group LA
Life Group LA is a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being. Founded in 2005, Life Group LA provides free-of-charge information and emotional support through the POZ Life Weekend Seminar, a place where HIV+ men, women, youths and family members can come be themselves and feel support as they learn how to live a long, healthy, productive POZitive lifestyle.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Center provides primary care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Anonymous and confidential, healthcare services include HIV testing, PREP/PEP and prevention. The Center’s Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic uses a holistic approach to treatment, helping clients manage all aspects of living with HIV, through counseling, nutritional advice, and support groups.
Men’s Health Foundation
9201 W. Sunset Blvd. #812
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Men’s Health Foundation provides comprehensive prevention healthcare for HIV+ and HIV- men and transgender women. With several clinics in the LA area, MHF offers prevention education, adherence counseling and psychosocial support. Rapid HIV testing is provided in West Hollywood and Inglewood locations. PrEP medication and emergency PEP is available, too.
2121 Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
PAWS LA assists low-income pet owners who are seniors and/or living with HIV/AIDS or other life-threatening illness, so they are able to keep and care for companion animals.
PleasePrEPMe launched in 2015 as the first searchable and location-responsive PrEP and PEP provider directory in English and Spanish for the state of California. From supporting the development of a national directory, to creating sex-positive HIV-prevention resources, PleasePrEPMe worked to expand access to PrEP and PEP.
Project Angel Food
922 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Project Angel Food provides home-delivered meals for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Founded in 1989, the organization recently celebrated the serving of its 13 millionth meal.
Project Chicken Soup
P.O. Box 480241
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Project Chicken Soup is a non-profit organization that prepares and delivers free, nutritious kosher meals two Sundays each month to people living with HIV/AIDS throughout LA County. Services are provided with love and compassion to all persons regardless of faith or religious belief.
Project New Hope
1004 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Project New Hope provides housing services for people, including seniors, living with HIV/AIDS in Southern California. PNH oversees six residential care facilities for people requiring varying levels of care. The organization also matches clients with independent living opportunities.
1400 E. Olympic Blvd. #240
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 622 1650
Created in 1992 in response to the lack of HIV/AIDS prevention education for youth of color, Reach LA provides HIV prevention education, HIV testing, linkage to care and support services for HIV positive & high-risk negative youth and young adults. Reach LA also hosts socializing groups for LGBTQ people and their allies: Men’s Monday Night Mix Up, Gaymer Night, and Drag Race Viewing Night.
Saban Community Clinic
8405 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
or (323) 330-1623
Saban Community Clinic provides free and confidential rapid HIV testing, counseling, PrEP medication, and referrals. With five locations, Saban welcomes walk-ins.
Tarzana Treatment Center
18646 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tarzana Treatment Center provides mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services for youth and adults. TTC’s approach to HIV care embraces a whole-person approach recognizing that HIV has a unique impact on each patient’s life. For its HIV-positive patients, TTC offers medical evaluation and clinical care; medical specialty services; medical care coordination; adherence counseling; laboratory testing (including drug resistance and other specialized tests); nutrition therapy, sexually transmitted infection prevention and testing; on-site referrals to behavioral health services (including Mental Health Services and substance use/abuse counseling and medications for addiction treatment).
Launched in 2001 as an online hub for teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and resources, TeenSource.org features accurate and reliable information about HIV, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services in California. The site also features youth-generated blogs and videos, a listing of clinics, and a form to request free condoms by mail.
Wondering where you can get an STD test in Los Angeles and how the process works? Testing is critical as STDs continue to increase in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, according to a report published by the LA County Department of Public Health. There are 126 testing centers in the city of Los Angeles, including many free or low-cost accessible options.
The Trevor Project
(310) 271-8845 – West Hollywood office
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services via phone, text, and chat to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project lifeline is staffed with trained counselors available to provide one-on-one support 24/7. The organization’s Support Center a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV/AIDS.
If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at (866) 488-7386.
The Wall Las Memorias
The Wall Las Memorias is a community health and wellness organization dedicated to serving Latino, LGBTQ and other under served populations through advocacy, education and building the next generation of leadership. TWLM educates community members on the importance of HIV and AIDS, substance abuse prevention, mental health stigma reduction for LGBTQI2-S transitional-aged youth, transgender women health and wellness, non-binary health and wellness, and community building in the marginalized communities.
The Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park (located at 3600 N. Mission Road, Los Angeles 90031) continues to bring solace and healing to a community who lost their loved ones to AIDS. Community members are invited to submit names of loved ones lost to AIDS or HIV complications. New names will be engraved onto the name panels on the monument.
3055 Wilshire Blvd., #350
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(833) TG SAFE-1
Founded in 2009 by transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, the TransLatin@ Coalition has a PrEP/PEP program with comprehensive case management among its many services. The TransLatin@ Coalition also provides training for community members who want to disseminate information within their social networks about the benefits of PrEP/PEP.
At its facilities located near La Fayette Park in DTLA, the TransLatin@ Coalition offers comprehensive case management through its T.R.U.E Program and a re-entry program for TGI individuals released from jails, prisons and immigration detentions centers. The drop-in center provides daily food distribution, clothing, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and a computer lab.
Unique Woman’s Coalition (UWC)
3055 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor (APAIT office)
Los Ahgeles, CA 90010
The Unique Woman’s Coalition is dedicated to being a collective voice for the Black Trans community. UWC has programs designed to foster the next generation of black trans leadership from within the community through mentorship, scholarship, and community care engagement work. UWC also has a Legal Documents clinic, which offers assistance in completing forms for identification, social security cards, and the recording of health care wishes.