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You can provide Hope for the Holidays for women and families impacted by HIV/AIDS

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A safe haven for women and families impacted by HIV/AIDS


People say “home is where the heart is.” Nothing could be truer at Christie’s Place. Christie Milton-Torres dreamed that one day there would be a haven for women and families living with HIV/AIDS. This type of sanctuary did not exist during the nine years she lived with the virus. Christie passed away due to AIDS complications on June 15, 1994, two years before her vision could be realized. In April of 1996 Christie’s Place was founded in San Diego, CA, thanks to this brave HIV-positive woman’s vision and her mother’s determination. Christie’s legacy lives on at our support center- it’s at the heart of who we are and what we do.


For 26 years, we have provided comprehensive family-centered support services for women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS that address their unique needs and link them to the care and support they need to not only survive but to improve the quality of their lives. Our mission at Christie's Place is to empower women, children, families, and individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS to take charge of their health and wellness.

Because HIV/AIDS affects everyone, Christie’s Place is dedicated to fulfilling our promise to successfully support and serve our clients and community. We maintain an underlying principle of hope and instill a sense of empowerment to all of our clients. It is this very experience and our open doors which make us a unique resource and endowment to the community.

For over two decades, Christie’s Place has built a staff who are dedicated to strengthening individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. We continue to be an agent of social change through our commitment to transforming lives by bettering the health and wellness of our clients. Our integrity, expertise, and longstanding foundation in the community, along with the delivery of family-centered and comprehensive social services, cultivates hope and empowers women, children, and families impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Each and every dollar you donate is extremely important in providing a place of refuge, relief and hope for women and families living in fear, isolation and poverty.

By giving today, you are supporting a woman and her family each time they visit, giving her the support and access to services she needs to get healthcare, relieve her countless burdens, and give her hope for a better life for herself and her family.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 to help maintain our home-based support center. Funds will be used to stock our basic needs assistance pantry which provides women and their families with hygiene products, diapers and baby formula, provide emergency food assistance to families in need, and make needed updates to our community facility where families gather, prepare warm meals, and most importantly, support one another.