Good Samaritan Project (GSP) has been at the forefront of the HIV epidemic since 1984. In the years that followed, GSP and its army of volunteers and staff rallied to the side of the dying to provide the most comfortable, dignified and supportive palliative care possible. Today, thanks largely to biomedical and programmatic advancements, HIV has become a manageable, if still challenging chronic condition for the 1.2 million people living with the virus in the U.S. Although tens of thousands of lives have been saved and extended, there remain significant hurdles in getting everyone living with HIV access to quality care, on antiretroviral therapy and virally suppressed – a central goal in containing the effects HIV has on people and communities across the Kansas City region.
As Kansas City’s original HIV/AIDS services provider, Good Samaritan Project today provides services to one-in-six people living with HIV in the region – helping them to acquire health insurance, navigate the health system, and connect with medical and supportive services at GSP and across the region. And as we strive to keep clients engaged in care, GSP – in partnership with allied organizations and with support from the Kansas City Health Department, the Missouri and Kansas State Health Departments – provides free, on-demand screenings for HIV and other STIs at GSP and throughout the region.
Help to acquire health insurance
Help to navigate the health system
Help to connect with medical and support services