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On May 23, our Advocacy Committee hosted an HIV Housing Advocacy meeting to finalize a list of advocacy asks we’re making to the City of Atlanta. The convening of Housing Opportunities for People Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) service providers and interested parties aims to ensure higher levels of communication, transparency, accountability, and standardization among providers, partners, […]

The Power of Permanent Housing
April 25, 2018

Thomas and his wife Danika were living in a transitional housing program, but desired a stable, long-term housing situation. Danika received disability benefits, but Thomas had been out of work for several months, so they could not afford to move. Determined, Thomas spent several weeks applying for jobs, and was able to find full-time employment […]

On April 6 and 7, Living Room and Out Front Theatre Company hosted the first Red Ribbon Readings to showcase three powerful plays that came out of the experiences of the early AIDS Epidemic. From laughter to agony, from fear to abandon, few emotions remained untapped in the playhouse that weekend. Each play presented the […]

An Open Letter from the Executive Director
March 27, 2018

With sadness I must share I will be leaving the position of executive director at Living Room this summer. My sadness is mixed with excitement as I will be moving to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. For the past five years I have been humbled and privileged to work for such an amazing organization. […]

This spring, we’ve rolled out our pilot GET SET Program. Through a series of three courses, we aim equip clients to overcome barriers they face as they work toward stable housing and improved health. Clients and case managers agree that the likelihood of long-term success often improves with increased income, educational credentials, financial literacy, access […]

America is still coping with the devastation of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.* Out of the 1980’s and 1990’s came a wellspring of performance art as people sought not only to make meaning of their own experiences but to share them with the world. While this is undoubtedly true for all art, it […]

Announcing The Hall of Heroes
February 27, 2018

Living Room will install the inaugural Hall of Heroes this summer to showcase individuals and businesses who are committed to ending homelessness for people living with HIV. We want you to become a hero! All Hall of Heroes contributions will support Living Room’s core mission and housing support programs to ensure improved health and stability […]

It’s Not a Simple Bandage
February 26, 2018

Rosa came to Living Room this winter in need of immediate housing for her and her two young children. She was camping in a concealed, wooded area in Atlanta. To make matters more difficult, Rosa lives with a mental health issue, which only became worse when she and her children were without a home. She […]

This is AIDSWatch Georgia
February 9, 2018

Welcome to session at the Georgia State Capitol, where legislators and lobbyists feverishly jump from one committee meeting to another and where, on February 8, citizens packed the halls to advocate for issues affecting people living with HIV. This is AIDSWatch Georgia. AIDSWatch Georgia is an advocacy-focused event put on by Georgia Equality each year. […]

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