James Lindquist | Our House

Hello Everyone,

On May 19th, 2004 I received a letter from my doctor letting me know that I had tested positive for the HIV virus. At the time I was unemployed, and had no idea of where to turn to or what to do next. I was scared, angry, afraid, shaken, and a bunch of other emotions were flying around my head. I knew people that were HIV+ but never thought it could happen to me.

The first thing that I did was contact Cascade AIDS Project. A friend of mine told me about the services that they provide; especially for newly diagnosed HIV people. I met the next day with a counselor who was also HIV+. He told me his story, how he felt when he found out he was positive, and I immediately felt like someone else understood what I was feeling and that I wasn't as alone. He told me how to get into CAREAssist, to get food assistance, rental assistance, support groups, and so much more.

I was fortunate enough to get Dr. James Sampson as my HIV doctor who immediately got me on medications and helped me understand more about my health, the disease, and what my options were.

In 2008 I came to Our House as the Events Manager. At the time I had not talked to a lot of people about being HIV positive and still felt a lot of the shame and stigma that people face with the disease. Now 8 years later I have found my voice thanks, in part, to the staff, volunteers, donors, residents, community partners and others involved with and who support Our House. My husband has stood by me the entire time and been a rock of support; as have my friends and many others.

Now it is my turn to give back to two of the agencies that have helped me the most - Cascade AIDS Project and Our House. On Saturday, September 10th I will join thousands of people for the 2016 AIDS Walk at Fields Park. For those of you who have walked with us before you know the feeling that this event brings and how amazing it is to see everyone out there for a single cause. If you have not do ne the walk before, please consider joining our team.

Cascade AIDS Project has offered to give Our House 60% of every dollar that we raise. In the last 5 years we have raised $24,425.57 with donations that the walkers have received at AIDS Walk. Your donation not only goes to help with the programs and services that CAP provides but also those we do at Our House.

This will be my 9th year doing AIDS Walk for Our House and my 12th year as an HIV+ male. I truly believe in what this walk means and the effect that it has in our community.

Thank you in advance for your support and have a great week!

Thank you,

James Lindquist

Director of Development


Incorporated in 1985, CAP the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. 2016 marks the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Portland.
Cascade AIDS Project is a 501 c(3) organization.
Tax ID # 93-0903383

Funds raised: $5,325 of $6,000


Thank you donors
Anonymous : $50
Anonymous : $50
Thank you for all you do!
Kevin Irving : $100
Dirk Wilbanks : $100
Jacqueline Yerby : $20
Sandra Watson : $100
Nancy Sellers : $100
dianne hosford : $50
Susan Wickstrom : $50
Carl Snook : $100
James, Keep up the great work. Carl
Anonymous : $15
Patti Thompson : $10
Thanks for all you do.
Scooter and Reed Sutterer : $50
We are honored to support you on your walk. You do wonders for our community.
Christian Messer : $10
It's small, but hope it helps!
Robert Speltz : $250
Kara Bertolucci : $50
Gayle Heffernan : $20
Amanda Theissen : $50
Kevin Doyle : $50
Anonymous : $100
U inspire us ALL 2 b our BEST SELVES!!!! xo
Robert Eckert : $100
Douglas Gregory : $100
Vickie Gray : $25
Happy Birthday, James!
Joseph Doherty : $50
In honor of your birthday! I am glad you were born!
Anonymous : $1,000
This is for Tim and Kevin who died too early when there were no services for HIV+ folks....you are missed. Thanks James and Happy Birthday.
Nancy Draper : $200
Neill Wallace : $25
Patricia Bergman : $100
You are the best! Thanks for all you do for Our House and the community!
Janet V Nacino : $250
Alyssa Hanada : $50
Allen Brady : $100
Brandi Kyle : $635
Thank you for all that you do for our community!
Maria Stange : $50
We love you James and are honored to support you in your work to make the world a better place. xo~M&T
Eileen Wende : $50
Honored to support you once again, James. I know Susan would be so proud of all that you continue to do!
Trent Finlay : $20
John Eichhorn : $200
Margaret Doherty : $100
Robert Eckert : $500
Kay Hutchinson : $75
Go James!!
Jim Kennedy : $100
Off you go to fundraising greatness!
Steve Reinisch : $250
Nancy Webster : $20