Welcome to APO
AIDS Project of the Ozarks (APO) is a non-profit community-based organization serving a 29 county region in southwest Missouri. APO currently serves over 600 clients with HIV/AIDS and their families. Concerned families and friends established the organization as a grass roots entity in 1983. Services include: medical care, case management, education to the general public, and services to persons with HIV infection, their families and significant others in a confidential, caring environment.
23rd Annual AIDS Walk, presented by Grove Pharmacy and Spa
Strap on your sneakers and leash up your dogs, it’s time for the 23rd annual AIDS Walk, presented by our dear friends Grove Pharmacy and Grove Spa. Join us on Saturday October 1st along with Grove Pharmacy, loads of vendors, and carnival fun we will have an amazing special guests this year Alison Arngrim! Alison is best known for her portrayal of the one you loved to hate, Nellie Oelson on Little House on the Prairie, but Alison is so much more than her iconic character, she is a long time activist and supporter of those living with HIV, a beautiful soul, and she is brilliantly funny too boot!
To make things more fun at this year’s event feel free to dress your dogs up like Nellie Oelson and see if they can win the best B contest! Let Alison judge your pooches to see which one meets her Nellie seal of approval! Dog parade and costume contest is immediately following the walk!
This is one great event you won’t want to miss! Registration starts at 9:00am and the walk starts at 10:ooam. Meet Alison, get in a nice walk, take home prizes, t-shirts and memories for a lifetime!
A Night at the Gillioz with Alison Arngrim
Arngrim is best known for her role as Nellie Oleson in the long-running hit television series “Little House On The Prairie” that continues to entertain audiences in syndication. Embracing her role as the mean-spirited rival on the show, Arngrim has become a New York Times Best Selling author with “Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned To Love Being Hated”. She continues to amuse audiences through her many film, television, stage and multi-media appearances.
Her one woman show “Confessions From The Prairie” has become a world-wide phenomenon, having been performed to packed houses in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Green Bay, San Francisco, Seattle, and in France, where Arngrim performs entirely in French to standing room only crowds.
In addition to her entertainment career, Arngrim has a long history of activism. In 1986, when her friend and “Little House husband” co-star, Steve Tracy, passed away due to complications of HIV/AIDS, Arngrim immediately began volunteering at AIDS Project Los Angeles. From 1989-1993 she served as Program Manager at Tuesday’s Child, an organization assisting children and families affected by HIV and AIDS. She currently serves as California Chair, National Spokesperson and Founding Board Member on The National Association to Protect Children, or PROTECT.org, fighting to give children a legal and political voice in the war against child abuse.
Arngrim will sign pictures and copies of her book in the lobby after the performance.
AIDS Project of the Ozarks sponsors the evening, and proceeds benefit APO’s efforts to provide medical, testing, and educational services in 29 counties in Southwest Missouri. Grove Pharmacy and Grove Spa are additional sponsors of the event.
Tickets for Alison Arngrim – Confessions From The Prairie go on sale at 10AM on Friday, September 2 at the Gillioz Box Office at 417.863.9491 or online at WWW.GILLIOZ.ORG. Ticket prices begin at $17. The performance is Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7PM, with doors opening at 6PM. This performance is intended for mature audiences, and contains adult themes and language.
APO Downtown, located at 303 Park Central West in downtown Springfield has undergone a name change. In an attempt to avoid confusion with other downtown businesses, we now refer to this location as “APO Downtown”. We provide HIV and STI testing at APO Downtown every Friday and Saturday evening from 6-11pm.
APO’s Outreach programs have added a Gay and Bi-sexual men’s outreach program
Read More …
Our walk-in testing schedule at APO (1901 E Bennett, Suite D, Springfield, MO 65804) is Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday 9am-Noon and 1-3pm. We do not offer walk-in testing hours on Wednesdays. Additionally, you can always call APO to schedule an appointment outside of these walk-in testing hours to get tested at a time that is more convenient for you. If you would like to schedule a testing appointment please call APO for more information. Contact Us
APO’s next board meeting will be held on Tuesday September 27 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at at 1901 E Bennett, Suite D, Springfield, MO 65804