Link of the Week: Housing Works 7/10/97

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This week we feature a link to the site of an organization that is doing groundbreaking work in the areas of AIDS, housing, harm reduction and human dignity. Housing Works Inc., based in New York City, is the largest minority-run AIDS agency in the country.

Born of the vision of its Co-Executive Directors, Charles King and Keith Cylar, and board members Jenny Schubert and Eric Sawyer, Housing Works was recently featured in the New York Times upon the completion of a 36-unit living facility for formerly homeless people with AIDS. The facility, which also houses a walk-in clinic, provides a more-than-liveable atmosphere, ample space, and furnishings from some of the best-known shops and designers in The City (all donated). Personal dignity and respect for the client are the hallmarks of this innovative project, making it truly a place to live, not a place to die. A similar Housing Works project is also underway in Brooklyn.

Housing Works also runs a full-service harm reduction center in lower Manhattan. This too presents a model for the idea that humanity and respect are not extraneous to the process of saving those whom our leaders would demonize and discard.

Check out the Housing Works site at http://www.housingworks.org and tell them DRCNet sent you.

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