AOC provides support services to more than 1,600 individuals and their families across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and sexual identities. AOC is currently the only nonprofit organization that offers a continuum of support services to the HIV AIDS community in Tarrant County and seven surrounding rural counties. Its mission is to serve people living with or at risk for HIV with dignity and respect.
AOC began in 1986 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic among gay males as an all-volunteer organization in order to provide support to those dying from the disease. In just two years, the demand for services from AOC resulted in the hiring of its first two paid staff members, and support quickly grew. Today, AOC has more than 30 staff members dedicated to providing 10 services aimed at preventing the spread of HIV, bringing those newly diagnosed into treatment, and improving the lives of those infected or affected by HIV.
Join AOC's dedicated core of volunteers by working in its food pantry once a week, serving as a clerical assistant based on your availability, or helping with specialized tasks like fundraising or marketing. Head here for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of $25, $50, $100, or just $5 per month can make a world of difference for someone living with HIV in your community. Head here to see how you can change a life.
AOC's largest annual fundraising event is Evening of Hope, a night of food, fun, and celebration. This event typically includes special performances, keynote speakers, and a live and silent auction (among other attractions). Join as they celebrate achievements, combat stigmas, and honor those who have made a substantial impact locally in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
AOC also holds an annual 5K and fun run in Trinity Park in the late fall or early winter. The day includes a timed 5K run, a fun run/walk, and Pooches on Parade competition. Head here for more information.
Join the Circle of Hope by committing to give $100 a month or a one-time donation of $1,000.