The AIDS Community Residence Association provides diverse, supportive housing options and compassionate care for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
Founded in 1987, the AIDS Community Residence Association (ACRA) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that serves individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS by providing diverse, supportive housing options and compassionate care. ACRA is a housing specific AIDS service agency; a survey by the Piedmont HIV Consortium has identified housing as the greatest and least met need of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
Affordable housing has been determined the highest priority for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Without a stable environment taking and storing medications, receiving case management, scheduling transportation to physician's appointments and applying for benefits such as Food Stamps as well as preparing nutritious meals is impossible.
For the past 20 years ACRA has worked towards making this goal attainable. ACRA is first and foremost a housing specific organization that subscribes to the belief that “Housing is Health Care.” As the needs of the HIV community have changed, particularly as it relates to providing safe and affordable housing we have attempted to add the support services that will improve the quality of life for all infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
ACRA’s target audience includes individuals disabled by HIV/AIDS and whose principal need is affordable/supportive housing. ACRA’s programs are built around the need for safe, affordable housing and the measures necessary to sustain the housing while striving to improve our resident’s health and well being. To qualify for our services an individual must be at least 18 years of age and HIV positive. Our clients and residents come to ACRA from many areas of the state or country although most are from the Triangle.
331 West Main Street, Suite 501
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 14:44|
CMF 31 2011 Beneficiaries
- Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina $15,000
- AIDS Community Residence Association $6,500
- LGBT Center of Raleigh $5,000
- Equality NC Foundation $4,000
- Duke AIDS Legal Project $3,000
- El Centro Hispaño $2,500
Past Grant Recipients
- AIDS Community Residence Association (ACRA)
- Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina
- Chatham Social Health Council
- County of Durham – Project StraighTalk
- Duke AIDS Research and Treatment Center (DART)
- Duke University – Duke AIDS Legal Assistance
- El Centro Hispaño/Project LIFE
- Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educators Network (GLSEN)
- Healing With CAARE, Inc.
- Hippocrate Foundation
- Lesbian Resource Center
- North Carolina Lambda Youth Network
- Source Force
- The Glory to Glory House of Refuge
- Triangle Community Works
- UNC Hospitals – The HOPE Fund