1983 A small group of friends in West Hollywood founded Aid for AIDS to provide compassionate, end-of-life home care. They paid for rent and utilities so loved ones could die at home with dignity.

1987 Seven hospitals and the Catholic Archdiocese opened the Serra Project and established group homes to provide compassionate hospice care for those who were homeless and dying of AIDS.

2009 Aid for AIDS and the Serra Project joined forces to create Alliance for Housing and Healing - a leading provider of housing and supportive services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.


The Need

Los Angeles County is home to the highest number of residents living in poverty in the US and the second highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS.

It is estimated that more than 10,500 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County are homeless or unstably housed.

Our Action

We use housing as a structural intervention against the spread of AIDS and as a platform for healthcare.



We believe in a world where hope is restored and lives are saved through homes, help, and healing.

Because of stable housing, complex medication regimens can be followed, risky behaviors are reduced, and clients receive better access to comperehensive care that supports families staying together and maintained health.

"Everyday I wake up and say thank you for my new life."
-Patrick, a client of Alliance for Housing and Healing

“At Casa Madona, AIDS is not the first thing you think about. Here, I think about my future,”
-Robin, a group home resident