HIV/AIDS Prevention Resources - Faith-Based Organizations
Many religious organizations actively support prevention and support services include the Metropolitan Community Church, Integrity (Episcopal), Dignity (Catholic), More Light (Presbyterian), AIDS-friendly parishes and HIV/AIDS Ministry Team (Catholic Diocesan effort), Unitarian Universalist Church, and the AIDS Interfaith Ministries (AIM) of Kentuckiana. Funding sources, personnel resources and program referrals/coordination vary.
AIDS Interfaith Ministries (AIM) of Kentuckiana is committed to people living with HIV/AIDS by providing spritual, nutritional and emotional support in a community building context through a non-judgmental, life-affirming approach. AIM is affiliated with the National Faith in Action Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. AIM offers a food pantry, third Thursday night dinners, lifeskills education workshops and pastoral care and counseling. Phone (502) 574-6085.
The Episcopal Diocese AIDS Ministry in Lexington provides care and support through free bi-annual social dinnersand additional limited supportive services. The Episcopal Diocese AIDS Ministry can also provide referrals and connections to other community-based organizations in the region. Contact Lisa.
The Salvation Army of Central Kentucky in Lexington operates a free medical clinic with services provided by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Services include exams, physical therapy and HIV pre/post test counseling and testing. Phone (859) 252-7706.