“My own sister made me use separate silverware,” Robin said slowly. Up to this point, Robin was smiling and even joking a little about the hard times of her recent past. HIV and addiction had taken everything; her career, her life savings, her home. But the shame Robin felt when she was forced to live with her sister was unbearable.
Thanks to Alliance for Housing and Healing, Robin was rescued from the stigma associated with AIDS. She now lives at Casa Madona, one of our four group homes providing 24/7 care to those who are struggling with HIV/AIDS and homelessness. At Casa Madona Robin has help with her medications, getting to her doctors, and tackling her addiction. She is feeling better and even envisions returning to work and living independently.
Above all, Alliance for Housing and Healing provides a safe place to regain a normal life. “At Casa Madona, AIDS is not the first thing you think about. Here, I think about my future,” Robin said regaining her smile.