Our Services


Transportation to medical appointments & community for individuals living with HIV


Providing Rent, Utilities and Emergency Services for individuals living with HIV


Free & Confidential HIV and STI Screenings, Education and/or Referral



Central Illinois Friends was founded by a local group of individuals who were concerned about the response to the AIDS epidemic both nationally and locally. These individuals, who were made up of strangers both positive and affected by HIV, quickly became friends and officially became a not for profit in 1990 known as Central Illinois Friends of PWA Inc. Through the years Friends has adapted and grown to be the support, resource center, advocates, and community for people living with and who have been affected by HIV in the 16 counties of Central Illinois. Friends has also evolved into a public health organization offering free services such as comprehensive sexual education, linking individuals to the proper care, and providing HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI testing anywhere in Central Illinois. Today, while providing these free essential services, we serve as the safe space for all people living with and affected by HIV.
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