supportive housing initiatives 

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Recognizing that an affordable, safe and supportive place to live is the foundation of every person with AIDS’s ability to fight for and maintain his or her health, BC/EFA has been a long-time supporter of The Actors Fund’s supportive housing initiatives.

From 1997 to 2001, BC/EFA provided $750,000 of support to Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora) in New York City, a 30-story apartment building providing 178 units of supportive housing for people with HIV/AIDS, seniors and low-income working professionals.

Beginning in 1998, BC/EFA has helped support the Palm View Residence in Los Angeles, a 40-unit garden apartment complex with an on-site resident services coordinator providing low-cost supportive housing to people with AIDS. From 1998 to 2002, BC/EFA provided $250,000 of support to the Palm View, which is a collaborative project between The Actors Fund, the West Hollywood Housing Corporation, Housing for Entertainment Professionals and fundraising organizations like BC/EFA.

The Aurora


“Moving in here was a turning point. The staff helped us negotiate miles of red tape at city and community agencies. Just doing that gave me the sense of security and confidence that has allowed me to grow in so many other areas of my life.”

- Resident of the Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence

“Thank you for supporting me in my struggle to overcome adversity. Living here makes me feel better about my circumstances and brings value back to my life. It is very much appreciated.”

- Resident of the Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence

“Moving into The Palm View has improved the quality of my life immeasurably. There is a great communal spirit here. You have the sense that not only is the staff looking after you, but, in turn, the clients are doing a great deal to help each other survive and even thrive in spite of an AIDS diagnosis.

- Resident of Palm View

"I really appreciate the fine job being done at The Palm View. I was struggling financially before moving in. Being here has allowed me to have a real life and live in a beautiful place. The resident services have been really helpful. Thank you for treating me with respect."

- Resident of Palm View


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Dancers Responding to AIDS is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Funds raised by DRA are distributed through Broadway Cares to AIDS and family-service organizations nationwide and to the essential social service programs of The Actors Fund. The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS information above is inclusive of DRA’s efforts.

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