AIDS ResourceEMPOWERING WITH FACTS. SUPPORTING WITH ACTION.
AIDS Resource is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides HIV prevention programs, HIV and STI testing, and assistance to those living with or affected by HIV. Founded in 1988 by community members concerned about the plight of people dying from AIDS in Lycoming County, AIDS Resource began with the mission of providing culturally sensitive support to people living with and affected by HIV and preventing further infection through education and outreach programs. As more effective treatments have dramatically increased the life expectancy of those living with HIV, the agency’s mission has expanded to include connecting clients with the resources they need to live with HIV. In furtherance of the mission, the agency began providing prevention, education, and testing to the community. Our efforts have expanded to Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean, Potter, Snyder, and Union Counties.
While it is our mission to provide compassionate and culturally sensitive support to people living with HIV, we also empower our clients through education and advocacy.
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We Embrace Diversity & Inclusivity
Our diversity and inclusion statement reflects our mission—to provide compassionate and culturally sensitive support to our clients. We celebrate all people and are committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment. We strive to ensure our clients feel respected, valued, and safe regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, religion, education, socioeconomic status, disability, or criminal history. At AIDS Resource, we believe all people deserve access to services and care.
AIDS Resource recognizes that effective communication is essential for delivering high-quality care. We provide free language interpretation services to clients whose primary language is not English.
Please ask us about this service.
Our Volunteer Program
Share your time and unique talents to improve the lives of our clients and communities. There are multiple volunteer opportunities available, from general office support to community events. As an AIDS Resource volunteer, you can find a role that’s right for you!
If you want to give back to your community and are at least 18 years of age, apply to our volunteer program. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to complete a criminal background check and child abuse history clearance. Please note that applying does not guarantee your acceptance as a volunteer.
Services the agency offers are second to none. They genuinely care about what they are doing, which shows in their work—the entire team. In an industry that is unfortunately still stigmatized, their efforts are noteworthy.
I’ve seen first-hand how much the staff cares about their community and clients. They are deeply committed to their work, consistently adapting their programs to meet needs and coming up with innovative solutions to help their clients and the community.
The staff at AIDS Resource in both the Williamsport and State College offices are incredibly dedicated and affirming employees. I have especially been impressed with their initiative to open and promote the boutique for non-binary people in the area who need a safe and comfortable place to shop. The staff are stable and dedicated to their work.
This is the best place to go for help. They genuinely want to help. Lots of places are hard to ask for help—it’s embarrassing, and they make you feel bad. Not at AIDS Resource. They make it easy to ask for help; usually, they offer it before you even need to ask. Very comfortable there. So happy to have them—I don’t know what I would do without them.
Acquisition International recently named AIDS Resource the leading non-profit provider of HIV prevention programs in Pennsylvania. Acquisition International is a monthly corporate finance news and reporting magazine. They recognize business acumen across all corners of the world through their award programs.
City & State Pennsylvania recognized our executive director, Kirsten Burkhart, as one of the state’s top 100 non-profit leaders. City & State Pennsylvania is a multi-media news firm dedicated to covering Pennsylvania’s state and local government, political, and advocacy news.