The Buddy Program Is Back!


We are proud to announce the relaunch of the APRI Buddy Program! Originally an APRI program in the 1980s and ’90s, it pairs trained volunteers with clients who can benefit from friendly companionship and partners for fun activities such as going to the movies, visiting the zoo, and much more.

For many people living with HIV, growing older presents unique challenges–from medical issues to feelings of loneliness and isolation that come with that stigma that sadly is still tied to HIV disease. Volunteer Buddies can help provide immeasurable support–and are likely to learn a lot in the process.

If you’re interested in learning more, email us at info@aidsprojectri.org or call Dominique at 401-833-5522.