From the Desk of the Administrator

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to The Momentum Project website! Here you will find an overview of our organization, and, more importantly, information on how you can get involved in the important work we perform throughout New York City to benefit people with HIV/AIDS, their families, and loved ones.

Twenty-three years ago, the Momentum Project began as an all-volunteer organization dedicated to feeding disenfranchised New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. Today, Momentum has grown into one of New York City’s largest HIV/AIDS organizations providing hot meals, pantry bags, and a wide array of life saving support services at nine locations in four boroughs of the City.

What continues to be unique about the Momentum model is that our congregate meal and pantry service attracts the hardest-to-reach individuals with HIV/AIDS, and that we provide all our services in a non-judgmental and supportive environment in our clients’ own neighborhoods. Our comprehensive

Momentum volunteers serving hot soup.

Momentum Nurse, Barbara Ellis examines a client.

team of nurses, nutritionists, social workers, chaplains and other specialists engage more than 3,000 low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS every year during meals, and educate, counsel, and link them to primary healthcare, mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, and other essential services. Momentum works because of the pooling of public and private sector resources, our dedicated staff, committed Board of Directors, caring volunteers, and the trust of thousands of HIV/AIDS clients and their families. In very exciting news, Momentum has recently become part of the AIDS Service Network of Village Care of New York, which will greatly expand service options for our clients.

We are grateful to our supporters—the countless volunteers and donors—who have given so generously. We hope that you will continue to join us in what is truly a labor of love as we sustain health and foster hope for New York City’s most vulnerable citizens.

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