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Josh Hanna

Josh Hanna

As a young gay man, coming into your own is trying time. Society constantly making you feel like an outsider, judged, and told you can get this disease. While I am fortunate to have a loving and supportive mother, family, and friends, not all live this reality. This is why your support is critical in a time where funding is changing and people need their community for aide.

GMHC was founded 37 years ago with a sole mission, find a cure and start the movement to End the Epidemic. Today, modern medicine has made living with HIV/AIDS now tolerable rather than a death sentence. Yet, there is still much work to do. As the disease has evolved over the past 37 years, so have the needs of our clients. 37 years of adverse effects from medications such as AZT are now coming to light, opening up a myriad of associated symptoms such as mental health degeneration, physical degradation, and depression from isolation that often lead to substance use, trauma, and homelessness.

Here at GMHC we provide services to combat it all!
For those who are involved in high-risk behavior, we offer free testing.
For those who are recently diagnosed, we have a hotline to answer any and all questions, a full line of staff to help navigate the difficult world of insurance policies, and a legal team to help advocate on their behalf.
For those who do not have a hot meal to eat, we provide free lunch and dinner service with a menu that is specifically catered to HIV+ clients with ingredients to promote health and well-being, as well as a food pantry to provide non-perishables for folks and their families.
For those who are jobless, we have staff readily available to assist in workforce development.
For those suffering from mental health and substance use problems we opened up New York State-certified mental health and substance use treatment clinics to provide therapy and care, regardless of ability to pay!
And for those who cannot physically get out of their homes, we have a Buddy Program that matches clients with a volunteer to go to their home, bring them to their medical appointments, carry groceries, and assist in any other capacity.

Through all of these life-saving services, GMHC has recently been awarded Gold Prize Winner's of the 2019 Harvard Business School Club Community Partners Leadership Award along with being awarded Gold Prize Winners of the 2017 Nonprofit Excellence Awards! We must be doing something right, right? ;-)

For these reasons I support GMHC. For these reasons I work for GMHC. And for these reasons I am proud to be a part of something larger than life. I hope that you consider donating to my fundraiser, and walking with me on May 19th!

$25 - provides 3 HIV tests so that people know their status
$50 - provides 2 weeks of groceries for a family affected by HIV and AIDS
$100 - allows us to provide 80 safer sex kits to help stop the spread of the virus.
I know how important these services are; I see their impact every single day.

We are the support, safety, and care our clients and community deserve! Together, we WILL End the Epidemic!!

- Josh Hanna <3

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$1,100
raised of $1,000 goal
 

Achievements

Recent Donations

$100.00
1. HBS Match
$25.00
2. Marisa Tornello
$25.00
3. Maria Brito
Josh now you’re only 25 dollars away from your goal!!! You got this ❤️
$200.00
4. HBS Match
$25.00
5. Frances Richburg
$25.00
6. Suzalin Llena
Go Josh!
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Team GMHC - Coordinated Care - 0970

$4,910.50
$4,000