Records documenting the activities of the Pacific Pride Foundation of Santa Barbara, California, the bulk of these dating
from 1991-2015. Materials include office files and correspondence, loose photographs and photograph albums, clippings, publications,
posters, ephemera, and audiovisual materials.
"Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) began in 1976 as a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling and Referral center for Gay men and Lesbians.
At that time the organization was called Western Addiction Services Program (WASP), and also offered a newsletter called The
Bulletin, which is still in publication as our monthly eBulletin. In 1984 the agency initiated the AIDS Counseling and Assistance
Program (AIDS CAP), in an effort to contend with the emerging HIV epidemic, and began offering free, anonymous HIV Testing
in 1985 as one of the first county test sites. Over the next several years the program was expanded with state and county
funding to provide HIV education and prevention to gay and bisexual men, substance abusers, and sex workers. In 1991, PPF
established the Necessities of Life Project (NOLP), a food pantry providing free food and household items to low-income HIV-positive
people and their families. That year also saw the legal name of the organization change to the Gay & Lesbian Resource Center
(GLRC). In 1994, the organization changed its name to Pacific Pride Foundation, which became the parent organization for the
GLRC as well as AIDS Project Central Coast (APCC, formerly AIDS CAP). Since its formation, Pacific Pride Foundation has become
the foremost resource for people living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBT community, both in Santa Barbara County and the coastal
communities of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, PPF is a strong,
respected leader providing high quality, compassionate health and social service programs not available through any other
organization in the county." Pacific Pride Foundation History and Mission, https://pacificpridefoundation.org/history-mission/,
accessed on December 1, 2017.
22.3 linear feet
(6 document boxes, 4 cartons, 13 flat boxes, 1 flat file, 3 videocassettes, 3 DVDs)
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