Empire 16 Charities

The AIDS Foundation Of Chicago

AFC brings together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC manages more than $17 million in local, state, and federal funds for an array of AIDS-related services. By assisting government entities in planning, distributing, and monitoring service contracts, AFC helps develop provider expertise and promotes uniform and high-quality delivery across the region.

Until there is a vaccine and a cure, comprehensive HIV prevention services remain our best weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is committed to working with policymakers and service providers to increase funding for prevention services and programs that work.

Project Fierce Chicago

Project Fierce Chicago seeks to create affirming transitional housing for LGTBQIA+ youth in Chicago that is responsive to the needs of young people. By mobilizing our communities, we provide pathways to independence.

We envision a future where all youth have access to safe and affirming housing and the support and opportunities to achieve their goals. We believe in the power of collective action and community accountability. When youth thrive, communities thrive.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Our mission is to provide premier psychotherapy services that are accessible, affordable and insurance-friendly. Our therapists are well-trained, talented and compassionate. We promote healing, growth and healthy work/life balance.

Our passion is to reduce the stigma around mental health, addiction and relationship issues. We view these conditions and other life challenges as normal, treatable aspects of the human condition. We view therapy as a positive and proactive part of routine healthcare.