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STOP OUR STIGMA FOUNDATION INC.

HIV IS WHAT I HAVE..NOT WHO I AM!!!

Stop Our Stigma Foundation, Inc. is a local not-for-profit organization committed to ceasing the alienation of human beings living with Mental Health, Hiv & Aids, and all actions associated with stigma. Accomplished by assisting individuals (to include assisting organizations with the same mission) in living productive lives not affected by stigma. We are devoted to making the world a better place through various initiatives designed to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference in the world for generations to come. Whether you want to contribute with money or time, read more about our work and learn how you can make a change today.

 
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ABOUT OUR FOUNDATION

When most people are off to start their lives at nineteen, Wanda StigmaGoddess Collier in 1988 was informed she was Hiv positive. That diagnosis began her extensive battle with drugs and a revolving door with the criminal justice system. Finally, with her determination to end her disruptive behavior, she accepted an opportunity to become a resident at St. Stephen’s Ministry, a (now shuttered) transitional house for persons living with Hiv & Aids. This life-changing opportunity afforded her the acceptance and healing she had sought for over twenty years; including housing and various other life-changing supports after leaving its protective loving hub.

After becoming a St. Stephen’s success story, Ms. Collier made the decision that she must rectify the harm she committed against her community. Thus, she founded the former not-for-profit organization “Stop Da Stigma” which is now officially “Stop Our Stigma (SOS) Foundation, Inc''. Stop Our Stigma Foundation provides educational events, raises awareness, assists, and advocates on behalf of newly diagnosed persons, and fundraises for underfunded Hiv & Aids and Mental Health Agencies in our communities throughout the year.

 For the past eleven years, SOS has impacted the lives of people in our communities living with Hiv & Aids, Mental Health Challenges, and other challenges (e.g., Homelessness, Returning Citizens, and Lgbtq Communities) that are associated with stigma without the benefit of state or federal aid. 

 

OUR CAUSES

It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference

We work hard every day to better the lives of our charity's recipients and community through our many causes — Our foundation provides conferences and seminars to help develop positive life and coping skills through personal experience and educational information... Learn more about our efforts and how working together can make a lasting impact! Contact us if you’d like more information on how to donate, become a sponsor, or volunteer.

HIV AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND FUNDRAISING

Treat Others as You’d Like to Be Treated

One of our main causes here at Stop Our Stigma Foundation Inc. is discontinuing the alienation of human beings. To bring education and awareness to all communities, an issue that touches many lives, particularly those in the greater Augusta, Ga., and surrounding area. We spend a significant portion of our resources on tackling this challenge. See how you can help by reading more or contacting one of our representatives.

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COMMUNITY GIVEBACKS

Helping Others

One of the main reasons Stop Our Stigma Foundation Inc. was founded in 2011 was to compensate for the greater Augusta, Ga., and surrounding areas was to help our adults and kids hiv community heal mentally and emotionally. We’ve dedicated a lot of man-hours and invested countless resources to this charitable cause, and hope you’ll help us continue this work. See how you can by contacting us below.

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TAKING CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY

Fighting Poverty

One of our goals is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the greater Augusta, Ga., and surrounding areas are safe and have their basic needs taken care of.  We team up with other organizations to make this happen, throughout the year. With your generous donations, sponsorships, and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavor of Fighting Poverty. Contact us to learn more.

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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

We are not our diagnosis!!!

One of our main causes here at Stop Our Stigma Foundation Inc. serves the low-income and homeless Mental Health, HIV, and AIDS communities of Augusta, Ga. In addition to surrounding communities. We also serve other organizations that serve these communities in their efforts., particularly those in the greater Augusta, Ga., and surrounding areas. We spend a significant portion of our resources on the challenge of mental health because Hiv and Mental health goes hand in hand. See how you can help by contacting one of our representatives.

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

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Vincent Van Gogh

 

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – Feb 14, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Augusta, Augusta, GA, USA
    Help us put a smile on a child's face that is living with hiv and aids. Donate a gift card for shoes!
 
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CONTACT US

Get in touch with Stop Our Stigma Foundation Inc. to discover more about our work and how to donate, become a sponsor, or volunteer. We thank you for your support.

Augusta, Ga.

706-877-5338

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