In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Day Center is now open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast is served from 9-10:30 a.m. and a hot lunch is served at 12 p.m. Masks are required to be worn in the Day Center at all times, except when eating or drinking, and physical distance of six feet from others is continuing to be practiced.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's HIV Services programs provide a community that strives to address basic needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS with respect, compassion and safety.
Taylor Gleffe, Program Manager
Marcus Coleman, Project Coordinator
Daniel Howell, Long-term Survivors Coordinator
Jose Jimenez-Smith, Food Program Coordinator
Connor Leaf, Program Assistant
Meghan Lewis, DBX Coordinator
Celia Rayfiel, Activity & Events Coordinator
HIV Day Center
The HIV Day Center is a community center for low income people living with HIV/AIDS. The Day Center provides hot breakfasts and lunches five days a week. Staff are available for counseling, information and referral, and help with problem solving. Day Center clients have access to phones, a mail drop, computers with internet access, WiFi, washer and dryer, clothing, a shower and hygiene supplies. The Day Center also provides therapeutic and recreational activities. Massage, haircuts, foot care and acupuncture are provided by volunteer practitioners.
HIV Day Center drop-in hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 9-10:30 a.m. and a hot lunch is served at 12 p.m.
Clients can self-refer to the Day Center; the only requirements are that they are HIV positive and have incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level. There are no fees for any Day Center service.
The HIV Day Center opened in Portland in May 1990 as the first free-standing, community-based program of its kind in the United States. It was created in direct response to needs outlined by a coalition of healthcare providers in 1987.
Daily Bread Express
Established in 1992, the Daily Bread Express (DBX) provides meal delivery for low-income, home-bound individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Seven nutritious meals are delivered weekly throughout the six-county Portland metro area. The only requirements to participate on the program are that meal recipients are HIV positive, have incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and have a specified medical need for home delivery of meals. Clients need to be referred by a case manager. There is no fee for this service.
Long-term Survivors Program
Our program provides a comprehensive, holistic educational program to assist HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors (LTS). We develop personalized self-care programs to manage the impacts of their medications and medical history on their physical, mental and emotional well-being. The ultimate goal is to promote quality of life and care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their support system, while incorporating the values of community, respect and service. The program is open to all of our HIV Services clients, as well as referrals from other programs.
Online Resource Center
View community resources (both in English and Spanish) at our Online Resource Center. Some are cultural or HIV specific, and others are for the general population. Topics include:
You do not have to be engaged in our HIV Services to use these resources, but there may be other requirements from the providing organization. We continuously add and delete these resources as they become available or expire
HIV Service Providers
Cascade AIDS Project | (503) 223-5907
Housing, Peer Support, Emergency Rent Assistance, Housing Case Workers, Medical Case Management.
Prism Health | (503) 445-7699
Primary Care, PrEP, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, HIV & STI Testing
Multnomah County Health Department | (503) 988-5020
Primary Care, Medical Case Management, Mental Health Services, Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy
OHSU Partnership Project | (503) 230-1202
Primary Care, Medical Case Management
OHSU Russell Street Dental | (503) 494-6822
Quest Center for Integrative Health | (503) 238-5203
Mental Health Services, Addiction Recovery, Recovery House, Peer Support, Acupuncture, Medical Care
Our House | (503) 234-0175
Todd’s Corner (Clothing Closet, Household Items) Esters Pantry (Food Boxes), Residential Care
For other resource assistance, call 211.
Purchase and donate an item from the HIV Day Center Wish List.
$50 buys two monthly bus passes for HIV Day Center Clients.
$100 provides 27 fresh, hot lunches at the HIV Day Center.
$250 provides one month of phone and internet service at the HIV Day Center.
$500 buys groceries for one month of HIV Day Center breakfasts.
$1,000 pays one month of HIV Day Center rent.
$5,000 buys 1,340 Daily Bread Express meals.
$10,000 provides three months of counseling by a social worker/counselor.
Volunteers for HIV Services deliver meals to homebound individuals, transport food to the HIV Day Center, help in the kitchen, provide activities for clients and assist with regular HIV Day Center activities.
To view our current volunteer needs, please visit Volunteer Match.