Joseph's House: The Struggles of One A.I.D.S. Hospice in DC
Washington, DC, has the nation's highest rate of HIV/AIDS. While millions of the city's AIDS dollars were awarded to city AIDS groups with significant financial, ethical and legal violations, organizations like Joseph's House, an AIDS hospice, have had to struggle through the years-long loss of critically needed funds. Since 2006, Josheph's House has seen a steady decrease in its funding. As the city juggled public controversies and problem nonprofit groups, the entire staff recently voted to take a pay cut rather than slash services or risk layoffs.