AIDS Project Rhode Island is excited to reintroduce its buddy program, also known as the WellSpring program. The program is designed to provide compassionate, mental, emotional and spiritual care services that will improve the quality of life for those living with HIV/AIDS.
The program was originally created in 1984 to help those who were buddies who helped our clients by escorting them to medical appointment, shopping for them, caring for their pets and offering overall life support for clients who were often too weak or sick to take care of themselves. The program ceased in 2008 due to lack of funding and declining interest. As clients live longer with the disease, we are seeing a renewed interest and need for this program.
If you would like to volunteer or learn more about the buddy program, please call 401. 831.5522 X3824 or visit www.aidsprojectri.org