The Vermont People With AIDS Coalition has been supporting people with HIV in Vermont since 1990. Through support and advocacy, we strive to create a community with our annual retreat, consumer advocacy, support groups, and the buyers' coop.
The Vermont People with AIDS Coalition is a community of peers who seek to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and AIDS through mutual support and empowerment, exchange of information, and advocacy; by being a watchful member of the team of AIDS organizations around the state; and by serving as a unified voice of the HIV+ community. We are guided by the belief in the importance of inclusiveness in our membership and activities.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Vermont PWA Coalition is a statewide network of people infected and affected by HIV. The Coalition puts on a yearly retreat and provides information about the disease, treatment, and services that are available throughout the state. The Coalition is responsible for development of consumer caucuses, as well as providing group and individual advocacy. Coalition members serve on boards of directors for Vermont AIDS service organizations, consumer advisory boards, etc. The Coalition maintains a staffed office in Montpelier.