Caracole’s mission is to provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Founded in 1987, Caracole was the first housing agency in the area for those with HIV/AIDS. When Caracole opened, the average lifespan was two years from diagnosis to death. In 1998 new drug regimens lead to longer, healthier lives for those living with HIV, thus changing their needs. Caracole now operates five programs that serve the HIV+ community. Please visit www.caracole.org for more information.