It is with heavy hearts that we, the AFC family, announce the loss of our colleague and friend Clinton Latimore, but it is with a joyous spirit that we celebrate his life.
Clinton joined the AFC family in 2019 as an intern with the Housing Stabilization Team and Housing Navigation Program. Over the years, he made a significant impact on Chicago and the people fortunate enough to have him in his life. He was later hired as AFC’s first Housing Navigator, helping people living with HIV connect to housing. Not only did Clinton exemplify calmness under pressure, putting the people he helped at ease, he also provided his clients with hope in a world that increasingly felt hopeless.
Clinton was a warm soul with helping others at the forefront of his mind. He constantly made people feel welcomed and joyous in any space. Prior to working at AFC, Clinton was an Americorps volunteer/member working in HIV prevention, a health educator, and a soldier. But beyond that, Clinton was a kid from Chicago, who loved his city, and just wanted to make it better. A goal he clearly achieved.
“Clinton brought passion and compassion to his work at AFC,” said John Peller, President/CEO of AFC. “Over the many years I knew Clinton in the community and during his time at AFC, he had an unsurpassed ability to connect with clients. Clinton approached his work with patience, respect and a deep understanding of the challenges that people living with HIV face. AFC is a stronger organization thanks to Clinton and the deep friendships he made with his colleagues and community partners. And hundreds of people living with HIV in Chicago are better off thanks to the housing that Clinton helped them to find.”
Our hearts go out to Clintons family and loved ones.
Thank you, Clinton. We will never forget you.
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