Welcome to the Bakersfield's AIDS Project (BAP). Bakersfield's AIDS Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Bakersfield, California. We established in 1992 and our focus is on supplying clients with information, referral services and compassionate support services.

Kern County AIDS Compassion Week 2017


25 Reasons


We have 25 Reasons to Celebrate and we want you to join us!

Bakersfield's AIDS Project is 25 years old and we have given Kern County 25 years of all-volunteer service with no paid staff. We have been able to do this through the generosity of Volunteers and Donors and we THANK YOU for making this possible!

We have planned a special evening and Don Martin - owner of Metro Galleries has graciously offered his venue to help make this event possible. Thank you Don.

Tickets for the event are $25 per ticket or $125 per table.

Dinner, entertainment and dancing at the BEautiful Metro Galleries will last from 6 PM on.

Tickets can be purchased through pay-pal on the Bakersfield's AIDS Project website.

We have AMAZING Live entertainment lined up for you - our Special Guests.
The BEautiful Dena Reynolds will engage your heart and soul with her talented voice and musical touch.

Friends, Family, and Supporters:

Please see and share the attached flyer and we hope to see you at this SPECTACULAR event.
Let us know if we can include your business or family table for pre-paid, reserved tables for Thursday June 22nd.

We LOVE You Kern County and we look forward to celebrating with each of you!!!

LOVE,
Audrey Chavez

P.S. You may also sponsor Tables/Tickets for local persons living with AIDS who may not otherwise be able to attend.

Thank you and BLESS You!!!

Remembering Jai Bornstein


We want to thank all of you who have aided in our search for Jai and all of the love and support the community has given us. This week through our efforts to find Jai, we have shown what is possible when we all come together and respond as a community. Now, our family appeals to our friends, neighbors, and fellow community members to not allow Jai’s death to be the end of the story.

Please think of Jai every time a family member or friend comes out as LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming, when you hear the topic on the news, or when there is a ballot initiative about bathrooms. During conversations at the office or at the dinner table, remember that activism starts with dialogue. Remember how loving and passionate an activist Jai was. Remember how hard she worked to encourage people to hear the stories and needs of trans people. We can honor Jai by creating space for the LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth in our lives, in our schools, in our homes and in our hearts.

Additionally, we want to recognize the complexity of Jai’s person and her struggle as a Jew living in a place where where the majority of people belong to a different faith. To be different in a world where difference is often not embraced is a challenge that many of us may never truly understand, and all we can do is work to ease that struggle for others. Together we can make this world safer and softer for youth like Jai by treating everyone we meet with dignity and respect no matter how different they may appear.

With love and solidarity,

The Bornstein family

Sisters 4 The Cause 2015


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Kern County AIDS Compassion Week 2015


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Born This Way Ball 2015


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AIDS Walk 2014


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Saturday October 4, 2014 @ Ricky’s Retreat
910 Grace Street (off Beale Ave.)
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Walk Begins

Download your Pledge Form here.
For more information, call 661-742-3611 or email Audrey.

AIDS Compassion Week 2014

Ricky's Retreat Services

How You Can Help

Community Service Projects that High School students, College students or anyone who wants to help could organize are...

Hygiene Drive

Collect items such as soap, shaving cream, shampoo, tooth paste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, other similar items and donate to Bakersfield's AIDS Project.

Volunteer your Time and Skills

Ricky's Retreat is home to Bakersfield's AIDS Project's office and also serves as a home for Hospice stage clients and clients that need a place to land for a transitional period of time to get back on their feet. Volunteers are needed to clean the house and with yard maintenance on a weekly basis.

Fundraising Events

Some ideas: car wash, loose change collection, benefit performance of a school play or concert, or volunteers could help sell raffle tickets before and during the AIDS Quilt display in December. Please call us for more information.