Since our founding days, we have been staunchly committed to helping people through some of the toughest moments of their lives. Many of those we serve are dealing with chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, diabetes, substance use, and mental health, but have had limited resources available to help them lead long and productive lives.
The proposed federal budget, released yesterday, will inevitably diminish dreams and shorten lives, curtailing access for our most vulnerable population to programs and services that have kept them in their jobs, in their homes, and on their feet.
We urge our elected officials from both parties to consider the devastating and disproportionate impact that these proposed cuts will have on your constituents.
Every day, we assist people struggling to achieve access - and success - in their lives. Yet, these cuts would knock them down just as they are trying to lift themselves up.