P. 859.225.3000
TF. 877.225.9245

About AVOL

AVOL collaborates with communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and to empower those affected.

AIDS Volunteers, Inc. (AVOL) has been on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic for more than 25 years.

AVOL provides housing and supportive services to over 400 low-income men and women living with HIV/AIDS in over 70 counties in central and eastern Kentucky. AVOL operates two housing facilities: Solomon House, a long-term permanent community residence for people with AIDS, and Rainbow Apartments, a small complex of furnished units for people living with HIV/AIDS, who are transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing.

AVOL provides free HIV testing as well as HIV prevention education and outreach to those at-risk in our communities.

AVOL also serves as an important link connecting those newly diagnosed and those out of care to medical treatment and other healthcare resources.

 

Guiding Principles

  • Every person has the right to a healthy and fulfilling life.
  • HIV is 100% preventable.
  • With the right information, support, and resources it is possible for all of us to make informed choices for a healthy and fulfilling life.
  • HIV/AIDS is a complex epidemic with many underlying root causes.
  • Engaged, informed communities empower individuals to model healthy behaviors, to build healthy relationships, and to reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS
  • The most compassionate response to HIV/AIDS is to honor, to empower, and to support individuals and communities affected.

AVOL’s Board of Directors

Michael Birchett President
Bluegrass Community and Technical College System

Larry S. Gass
Architect

Luke Gilbert Member-at-Large
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Jeremy Gribbins Treasurer
Anderson Communities

Tim Logsdon Vice President
Crossings Lexington

Chavae Mock
UK Student Health Services

Lance Poston
UK Office of LGBTQ Resources

Beth Robinson
Central Bank

Melissa Tibbs Secretary
Community Action Council

Terrence Tichenor
Lexington Fire Department

AVOL’s Staff

Jon Parker
Executive Director
859.225.3000 ext. 26

Tami Damron
Director of Client Services
859.225.3000 ext. 24

Daniel Service
Americorps VISTA/Volunteer Coordinator
859.225.3000 ext. 0

HIV Prevention Staff

Matthew Brewer
Manager, HIV Prevention and Education
859.225.3000 ext. 30

Pablo Archila
HIV Prevention Specialist
859.225.3000 ext. 25

Housing & Assistance Staff

Ritalee Roman
Housing Assistance Coordinator
859.225.3000 ext. 28

Cassie Kiger
Housing Assistance Coordinator
859.225.3000 ext. 22

Timothea Branham
Housing Case Manager
Rainbow Apartments / HIV Prevention Specialist
859.721.1075

Amanda Roussell
Housing Case Manager
Solomon House
859.269.4044



AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.)

365 Waller Avenue
Suite 100
Lexington, KY 40504
PH.859.225.3000
TF.877.225.9245
FX.859.225.9244

Non-Discrimination Policy

AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.) does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, developmental disability, or any other legally protected reason.

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