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Jesse’s Story: Change the Narrative. Change a Life. Support AIDS Action.

After being kicked out by his parents for being gay and finding himself on the street, Jesse came to AIDS Action’s Youth on Fire shelter in Cambridge.

“It started as the place I showered, got food, and did laundry,” said Jesse. “Then I started meeting with a case manager who helped me apply for housing and land my job. Because of AIDS Action’s Youth on Fire, I am safe, housed, and employed.”

Over 3,000 youth have benefitted from Youth On Fire since the program opened its doors in the Spring of 2000. Annually, Youth on Fire serves over 200 young adults who make over 3,000 visits to the center, and connects members to:

  • 4,000 meals and snacks
  • 2,376 check-in conversations
  • 216 HIV/STI tests
  • 123 housing support referrals
  • 50 Narcan/Overdose prevention enrollments

Your support of the 2019 AIDS Walk Boston helps us continue to provide vital legal services for those in need. Change the Narrative. Change a Life. Support AIDS Action.

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