Often, for anyone living with HIV, one of the most difficult challenges is figuring out where to go from the diagnosis. Many feel a sense of hopelessness and that a normal life is no longer available to them. Our homes and programs at SHARP provide assistance and support so questions and concerns can be addressed in a way that will help those with HIV make positive choices for their future.
To provide quality, holistic care for the community’s vulnerable persons with complex health and social needs who are living with or are at highest risk of contracting HIV.
Each person living with HIV will have a home and compassionate care to meet their needs.
To develop, implement and support innovative programs to provide integrated care for persons living with HIV which reduces risk behaviours and prevents further transmission of HIV in the community.
Established in 1990, the SHARP Foundation is a Calgary-based charitable organization (BN# 897948436 RR0001). SHARP is more than housing! Our homes are safe, secure environments allowing us to deliver an integrated spectrum of care for all clients. Each person we serve receives care aimed at their individual physical, medical, psycho-social and spiritual needs!
The People We Serve
All the people the SHARP Foundation serves have an HIV+ diagnosis (or at high risk?) and are challenged with several other complex health and social needs which may include homelessness, poverty, hepatitis C, mental health issues, substance use, diabetes, cancers, history of trauma/abuse/criminalization and stigma/discrimination.