EdgeAlliance’s members have the power to transform the lives of people living on the edge of society. Several of alliance our members, Sawyer Gardens, Inc., Garden View, L.L.C., The Phoenix House LLC, and AIDSCare Progressive Services, LLC. have been helping people living with HIV/AIDS for years. These Chicago based organizations have shifted their focus in recent years to accommodate the changing face of HIV/AIDS, specifically single mothers and their children. Over the past 17 years, the African American community in Chicago, especially the impoverished North Lawndale neighborhood, has been hit the hardest by HIV/AIDS.
Located in the heart of North Lawndale, Sawyer Gardens, Inc., Garden View, L.L.C., The Phoenix House LLC and AIDSCare Progressive Services, LLC currently provide permanent housing and life progress services in a campus setting serving more than 125 women, children, and men living with HIV/AIDS and below the poverty line. These organizations provide clean, affordable permanent housing and life progress services for their residents, who now more than ever, need care. They have transformed the lives of those they serve and in the process, have begun to transform the North Lawndale community.