“Everything else is closed. I am so thankful that you are open. You’re my lifeline.” Dr. Peter participant.
When COVID-19 became a reality in March, our participant’s world became very small. Fear and panic loomed over the city — a feeling they knew all too well when the AIDS pandemic incited the same reaction 30 years ago.
COVID-19 has transformed the way we live, but it has not changed our core purpose at the Dr. Peter Centre – we were born from a pandemic – it is in our DNA.
Throughout business disruptions and closures, we continued to remain open for our city’s most marginalized living with HIV, mental illness and substance use. We provide a home where they get the basic necessities for life: medical and therapeutic support as well as the ability to connect with others in a stigma-free environment.
But we can’t do this without your support.
During this time of complexity and uncertainty, we rely greatly on your generosity to continue providing compassionate care and helping those who need it the most.
On World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2020, we invite you to continue keeping the conversation around HIV alive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and help us to ensure our clients continue to receive the nutrition and support they need.
Donate today to provide a nutritious meal to those who need it most. Learn more about the 30th anniversary of the Dr. Peter Diaries.