In 2003, Bakersfield's AIDS Project (BAP) volunteers realized
from a different perspective the shortage of
housing and hospice homes for local people living with AIDS when a 34 year old
woman begged a BAP volunteer to take her home, as she did not want to die in a
We searched until we found a beautiful 4 bedroom home that was built
in 1912 in East Bakersfield and the woman's peace of mind was apparent in her
smile as she looked upon our
team of volunteers who quickly readied the place for her welcome. Her
children were able to visit and shared her last days alongside her in
Ricky's Retreat 2006
Hospice for local persons with AIDS to have a safe
and loving environment to pass with grace and dignity.
Transitional Home for local persons living with AIDS
to get back on their feet while searching for permanent housing.
Resource Center fielding calls regarding HIV testing,
and to request a myriad of AIDS related information, services, and for booking