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Public Apology and In-Patient Care Stay and Needs Evaluated at SAAF

Jul 16, 2015 Share

July 16, 2015

Public Apology and In-Patient Care Stay and Needs Evaluated
at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

San Antonio, TX— The San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s (SAAF, sāf) Interim President, Jack Downey, issued the following statement today in response to the conduct displayed yesterday towards a SAAF advocate as well as addressing potential changes of in-patient resident housing. 

Dear Friends and Community Supporters,

I am writing to express my apologies for my behavior yesterday as it relates to Mr. Medrano.   My emotions got the better of me but know that I too have SAAF’s best interest at heart.

We may not see things in the same light but both our motivations are for the betterment of SAAF clients.  It is not possible for me to outline every detail as to why we are researching options for better placement.  But, in a nutshell the goal is to give residents a quality of life that includes added care such as recreational, speech and physical therapy that SAAF has not been and is simply not capable of giving right now.  We are working towards providing every care and therapy imaginable to residents and clients but until that day comes SAAF is seeking the best possible housing and care alternatives for our clients.

The best interest of SAAF is my interest and I will continue to work to make SAAF a place of compassion, quality care and high ethical standards.


Jack Downey
Interim President


The San Antonio AIDS Foundation
The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF), founded in 1986, is the oldest HIV/AIDS community-based organization in Bexar County. SAAF has the dual mission to provide compassionate care and services to people with HIV/AIDS and to help prevent the spread of HIV through education and HIV testing.