Alder Health Services improves the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ community by providing a culturally competent and affirming environment that empowers the people we serve.
Queer young people face financial insecurity and poverty at astronomical rates compared to their peers. One study from 2012 found that queer people comprise 40% of youth who seek services from youth homelessness organizations. This statistic is in large part driven by family rejection, which corresponds with higher rates of being uninsured as well as higher instance rates of pre-existing health issues. This causes many queer youth to sideline their health, which worsens existing issues, which requires even more care down the line.
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