AHAT Homecare provides assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Washington State. We offer affordable housing and access to healthcare for residents and the community in three programs – Three Cedars, Project Open Door and Healthy Living.
The AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma (AHAT) was founded during the height of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, treatment options for HIV/AIDS were nonexistent and the mortality rate was astronomical. Members of Christ Episcopal Church of Tacoma and the community started AHAT to provide alternative housing for people with HIV/AIDS in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. The church provided a house, Three Cedars, to AHAT as a place for our clients to spend their final days.
In 2016 we took on the new name, AHAT Homecare (Affordable Housing and Treatment) and expanded our programming to include Hepatitis C. We offer affordable housing and access to healthcare for residents and the community in three programs – Three Cedars, Project Open Door and Healthy Living. We have served over 400 individuals living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
Today, due to technology and medical advancements, we have better tools to combat the AIDS virus. Our residents come to us lacking housing, proper medication management and life skills. Two-thirds of our residents return to their communities after successfully graduating from our programs where they receive connections to healthcare, medication management and life skills development.
AHAT Homecare is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation registered in the State of Washington. Financial support comes from City, State, Federal grants, community, our sponsors and volunteers. Our tax ID number is 94-3102150.
"Providing a circle of caring for people living with HIV/AIDS empowering them to stabilize their lives."
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Director of Operations,
Sono Bello - Technology
The Mix Bar
Tacoma Comm. College
Kelly Rates - CPA
Vice President of Operations
William T. Stephens
Senior Counsel, Office of the Washington Attorney General
Realtor, Childers Davidson Homes