From time to time, we hear special stories from our clients, volunteers and supporters. This is our opportunity to spotlight those individuals for bringing the mission and message of AIDS Resource Center Ohio to the forefront in our community. If you have a story you'd like to share, please e-mail
A Letter to Angela
We are very fortunate that our case managers in the Positive Living program occassionally receive notes of encouragement and thanks for the impact they have on the life of a client. We were so moved by this letter written to Angela Dugger in our Dayton office, that we reached out to the individual for permission to share her letter online. The full-text of the note is below the image.
The note reads, "Dear Angela, I could never find the words to thank you for everything you have done for us. You will never know the true difference you have made in our lives or the impact your kindness has had on our lives. This past year has bee the darkest time in our life and after our [diagnosis], I didn't think that was possible. Many blessings came out of everything and you are one of them. We never felt alone. If you ever question your career path or calling, always remember the power you have to affect peoples' lives. Your kindness and friendship to us changed the course of how our lives were affected by everything we went through. What an amazing woman you are. How blessed your girls and other clients are. I thank you with all my heart!"
The Mu Crew
In early May, The Mu Crew(R) hosted their 5th weekend long retreat at Glen Helen Ecological Institute in Yellow Springs. This drug and alcohol free event hosted 56 young LGBT participants who were from around Ohio as well as North Carolina, Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky and one person who flew in from Canada to attend!
Single Mom Didn't See HIV Comingby Jami Kinton
Story originally printed in Mansfield News Journal, May 6, 2010
MANSFIELD -- With long brown hair, hazel eyes and a killer smile, Miranda Michelle could be mistaken for a model.
In the spring of 1998, the Findlay woman had just started college. A single mom at 21, she worried about school, money and housing. She never thought she'd have to worry so soon about her life.
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If you would like to make a donation to help our Positive Living program, click on the picture above or visit www.arcohio.org/giftoflife. $100 will help ARC Ohio provide life-saving services including linkage to medical care, support groups, emergency financial assistance and pantry services.
If you would like to make a donation to help Stabilize Families, click on the picture above or visit www.arcohio.org/giftoflife. $250 will help ARC Ohio provide housing assistance to households where the cost of HIV care has pushed families to the brink of homelessness.