Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Crisis Hotlines

California AIDS Hotline 

■ Phone: 800-367-2437 

HIV Nightline 

■ Phone: 415-434-2437 

APLA Health

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. HIV-specific services provided include medical care, housing support, benefits counseling, food pantries, nutrition, care coordination, and home healthcare. Additional services include primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health care, transgender health services, insurance enrollment, and community outreach. 

■ Phone Number: 323-215-1725 

■ Website:

California AIDS Hotline

The program provides specialized information and referral to HIV/AIDS services for people of all ages in California. 

■ Phone Number: 800-367-2437


CHIRP/LA (Comprehensive Housing Information and Referrals for People Living with HIV/AIDS) is a program that has the following services available: Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE), No Fee & Reduced Fee Identification Card Forms, Housing Stability Workshops, Clothing Vouchers, Email Set-up, Free Credit Check, Guides & Listings, and Weekly Newsletters. 

■ Phone Number: 877-724-4775 

■ Website:

Common Ground: HIV Community Center

The only HIV agency on the Westside of Los Angeles and committed to helping everyone know their HIV status. Ground is a part of Venice Family Clinic, a community health center that offers quality health care to people in need. Services include HIV and Hepatitis C testing, prevention, treatment and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, referrals, syringe exchange, peer-based training, a weekly buprenorphine clinic, and Hepatitis C and STD testing. STD tests are available Monday-Friday 10 am-4:30 pm. Syringe Exchange Program runs Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am to 5pm. 

■ Phone Number: 310-314-5480 

■ Website: on-ground/ 

■ Main Office: 622 Rose Ave. Venice, CA 90291

Get Tested

Testing locator tool for HIV, STD, and Hepatitis. 

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HIV Connect

HIV Connect leverages reliable national and local databases of services to assist individuals and those who support them such as case managers, health educators, and advocates in locating HIV-related services in their communities. 

■ Website:

HIV Nightline

The HIV/AIDS Nightline responds to over 15,000 calls annually from all over the United States. People call us for many reasons: people just testing HIV positive, people in later stages of AIDS feeling isolated and/or concerned about their medications, caregivers buckling under the stress of caring for a loved one at home, and people concerned about the HIV risks. What makes the Nightline unique is our hours. For people receiving their HIV test results after work at a clinic, to people just having a night of unsafe sexual exposure, the program is often the only resource open for immediate care. 

■ Phone Number: 415-434-2437 

■ Website: