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Founded in 1996, Christie’s Place is recognized as a national leader in delivering gender-responsive services that support access to healthcare for women, children, and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. As the only non-profit organization in San Diego County with this mission, our model is situated within a social justice framework and is dedicated to empowering clients to take care of their health and wellness. Our integrity, expertise, and longstanding foundation in the community, along with the delivery of family-centered services, cultivates hope and empowers women and families. The strength and values behind Christie’s Place represents our long-term commitment to AIDS and our ability to respond effectively and directly to evolving needs.
Clients have access to a substantial range of services provided by expert staff and a network of collaborative partners who are dedicated to strengthening the health and resilience of women and children affected by HIV. These services include, but are not limited to, an early intervention services center with resource coordination and referral services; medical case management; behavioral health services; bilingual childcare; patient navigation; outreach; and basic needs assistance. With only a staff of 23 as well as significant volunteer support we receive more than 25,000 agency visits annually and serve over 1,200 clients.
Christie’s Place is dedicated to the memory of Christie Milton-Torres. Christie dreamed that one day there would be a haven for women and families living with HIV. At age 20 Christie was diagnosed with HIV. During the late 1980s and early 1990s Christie was a tireless advocate for the needs of women and children. In 1994 Christie died due to complications from AIDS. Christie’s legacy lives on as the agency transforms lives by providing comprehensive education, advocacy and social services to women, children and families.
To learn more about Christie's Place, please visit their website.