December 1 is World AIDS Day!

This World AIDS Day we at TOUCH are especially thankful for the many activists, volunteers and service providers who have worked with us over 30 years in response to the AIDS epidemic. After three decades of determined work by TOUCH and so many others, HIV has become a manageable chronic illness instead of a death sentence. As long as the need is there TOUCH will continue our work to ensure people  with HIV and AIDS receive excellent services and enjoy the best possible health and quality of life.

If you or someone you know is living with HIV and needs support services you are welcome to visit  to learn more about how we can help. We are here to provide medical case management, nutrition programs, and the care and compassion of our amazing staff and volunteers.

We are here for you.

We are also grateful that the organizational skills and capacity TOUCH has developed fighting the AIDS epidemic has positioned us to help people with other chronic illnesses, as well as preparing us to urgently respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. TOUCH and our partners in the Rockland Community Against Hunger have delivered food for over 2 million meals since the COVID pandemic began. We have also provided health education and medical case management to our clients to help them get vaccinated, follow safety protocols and reduce viral spread.

World AIDS Day is a day to remember that we are all connected and that we need to work together to keep each other healthy and safe. Thank you again to everybody who is helping TOUCH in this vital life-saving endeavor. Together our unity can heal.

Julian Palmer

TOUCH Executive Director


NOTE: Due to risks associated with the Omicron COVID variant TOUCH has cancelled a public health event scheduled to be at the Palisades Mall from 3-7pm on December 1. Instead of coming to the mall we urge everyone to keep each other safe by following public health guidelines. To learn more about how you can keep yourself safe go to