These are some of the HIV/AIDS-oriented, Washington, D.C.-based organizations that were instrumental in the making of The Other City:
Created in 1993 by Patricia Nalls, who found out she had contracted HIV after husband and young daughter died from AIDS complications, TWC is a haven for HIV-infected women and their famiiies. it's peer-led, women-focused, family-centered non-profit organization.
First opening its doors more than two decades ago, Joseph's House provides a safe, nurturing, intimate community for homeless men and women who are terminally ill and in their weeks or months. Joseph's House provides 24-hour nursing service and hospice care for homeless people, many with substance abuse and and mental illness.
One of the first HIV/AIDS organizations in Ward 8, Washington's poorest neighborhood, FMSC is a primary care clinic. It also provides counseling services for formerly incarcerated HIV-infected D.C. residents, and it's one of a handful of local organizations that manages a needle exchange program in the city.
Founded in 1983 for Central American immigrants in the Washingon area, LCDP provides HIV testing, counseling and medical care. This non-profit organization serves an often overlooked and vulnerable sub-population, most of them speaking only in Spanish.