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.
AIDS Compassion Week 2014
World AIDS Day 2013
AIDS Walk 2013
Bakersfield's AIDS Project is holding our Annual AIDS Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5th, 2013, at Ricky's Retreat, 910 Grace Street, off Beale Ave.
Bakersfield's AIDS Project provides AIDS hospice/transitional housing, nurtition, transportation services, HIV/AIDS education/prevention services, and other important services for persons with HIV/AIDS. Your sponsorship will go directly to helping local persons.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. All proceeds remain in Kern County for local persons living with HIV/AIDS. There are well over 3,500 people locally living with this disease. The services BAP provices are critical to helping this underserved population. Please say yes! Become a sponsor today. Download our PDF flyer/entry form for more information.
Thank you for your support, Kern County!
2013 AIDS Compassion Week
Third Annual Sisters 4 The Cause
BAP Dance-A-Thon 2013
Download the 2013 Pledge Form (PDF)
Kern County World AIDS Day 2012
Saturday, Dec.1 WORLD AIDS DAY
Annual Candlelight Vigil and March
Meet at the Liberty Bell 1415 Truxton Ave. off Chester Ave.
@ 7PM Vigil and Program
(Guest Speakers, Entertainment, and Informational Booths, FREE Information)
Candles are provided, donations accepted
Monday, Dec. 3 Change Counts!
10 AM – 6 PM @
Martin’s Meats & Deli 801 21st Street
Donate change collected to help sponsor Rent for Ricky’s Retreat
Tuesday, Dec.4 AIDS Quilt for Bakersfield High School
Special Assembly for High School Youth 8 AM – 3 PM
Special Thanks to Bakersfield City Councilwoman Jacquie Sullivan
In honor of daughter Joyce Boden Wilburn
Saturday, Dec. 8 Enchanted Winters Evening
6:30 PM to 11:30 PM at the Hotel Rosedale (next to the Bullshed)
2400 Camino Del Rio Court Silent Auction and Drawings!
Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door
benefit BAP children in Kern County affected by AIDS.
tickets available at
Martin’s Meats & Deli @ 801-21st St. off Q.
Tuesday, Dec. 11 AIDS Quilt Display for EVERYONE
at Metro Galleries 1604 –19th Street off Eye St.
10 am to 5:30 PM FREE Viewing for Everyone
Special Reception Fundraiser following @ 6 PM
PRIVATE AIDS QUILT Display for STATE FARM December 18
2012 Pledge Drive
Bakersfield’s AIDS Project
Will you pledge to raise $500?
Why this amount you may ask?
Because over 500 persons in Kern County have died from AIDS.
Because there are over 3,500 people in Kern County diagnosed with HIV . If 3,500 people donated just $1 this could bring in $3,500 for crucial services needed. Doesn't sound like much but the reality is...
Ricky's Retreat Hospice/Transitional Housing costs:
Loan Payment AIDS Shelter housing and hospice. (To date we have housed over 70 clients). $570 month for 1 year – $ 6,840
- UTILITIES including Water
$466 month 1 year – $ 5,592
$250 month per 6 clients for 1 year – $ 3,000
- HOUSEHOLD ITEMS/HYGIENE
Cleaning and laundry supplies,
Personal hygiene products
$50 month per 6 clients for 1 year – $ 3,600
$35 month per 6 clients for 1 year $ 2,520
$60 month for 1 year $ 720
SUB Total $ 22,272
OTHER IMPORTANT BAP PROGRAMS
- BAP's GET BUS Program
$500 month (helping 20 clients) – $ 6,000
- BAP's DROP-IN/Support Group
$50 per week/4 weeks per month for 1 year – $ 2,400
Camp Jessie Lee – $ 1,500
- AIDS Quilt/World AIDS Day
AIDS Compassion Week – $3,000
SUB TOTAL $ 12,900
TOTAL AMOUNT Needed – $ 35,172
If we can get 60 people to pledge $500 - $1,000 we can do this. But, only if you accept the challenge and challenge someone else… We need you to help us keep our compassionate programs possible.
Remember those we lost, those who are living with HIV, and get INVOLVED. Join me. Let's Walk the Walk...
Kern County AIDS Compassion Week 2012
June 20-June 27, 2012
- June 20th Wednesday Press Conference 10:00AM @ Ricky’s Retreat
- Starting June 20th - Wednesday RED RIBBON CAMPAIGN
- June 20th - 27th Hygiene Drive: 9 AM to 6 PM @ Martin’s Meats & Deli
- June 20th - June 27th Ricky’s Retreat Wish List: 9 AM to 6 PM @ Martin’s Meats & Deli Market
- Saturday, June 27th: National HIV Testing Day
For more information on all AIDS Compassion Week events, Download our PDF Flyer.
For the complete list of needed items for Ricky's Retreat, Download our PDF Wishlist
Bakersfield Observes World AIDS Day
Stations of the Cross 2012
A Prayer for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
at Ricky's Retreat, 910 Grace Street
Friday, April 6 at Noon
No matter who we are, we are all on a Journey.
We are inviting all persons of faith, all persons who believe in a higher power, to join us during this season of Lent as we experience the Stations of the Cross.
We’ll focus on the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS because of our own firsthand knowledge of AIDS in our families. We each believe our faith communities have much to learn in ministering to our population, and in stepping outside of the brick and mortar of "Church", toward the flesh and blood of Church. We believe that only through unconditional LOVE can we truly experience Christ. This is the second year we host this event outside of a Church, at a HOME for persons living with AIDS. But we felt compelled to invite you on this Journey inside the gates of Ricky's Retreat, where hospice and transitional , people of all ages, ethnicites, socio-economic status, believers, non-believers and so forth, gather as one.
Audrey Chavez - Founder/Director of Bakersfield’s AIDS Project
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...
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.
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.