Participating Agencies

We thank each of our community partners for their contribution to the success of this project.  Staff from each of these agencies volunteered their time to be trained on our programs, participate in technical assistance calls, respond to multiple assessment surveys and to share indepth experiences with implementation.  Without their time, dedication and commitment, the project would not have been possible.  Thank you!!

AIDS Center Queens County serves over 8,000 HIV-positive clients and 30,000 community residents in five sites throughout Queens at no charge. The center offers case management, a licensed mental health clinic, a food pantry program, housing services, legal services, and health education and prevention services.

AIDS Community Health Center (has since merged with AIDS Rochester and become Trillium Health.): Trillium Health was formed on January 1, 2010 as a result of the merger of AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester. Trillium Health was created so that its parent organizations could most effectively use their combined resources to prevent additional HIV infection and provide the best services possible for those already infected.

Long Island Minority AIDS Coalition wishes to raise awareness for AIDS and HIV and serve those in their community who are unable to access necessary services.

Urban Health Plan, Inc. has a mission to “continuously improve the health status of underserved communities by providing affordable, comprehensive, and high quality primary and specialty medical care and by assuring the performance and advancement of innovative best practices.”

AIDS Council of Northeastern New York is a not-for-profit human service agency with a mission to “reduce the risk, fear, and incidence of HIV infection, encourage the independence of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and promote understanding of their needs.”

AIDS Rochester (has since merged with AIDS Community Health Center and become Trillium Health): Trillium Health was formed on January 1, 2010 as a result of the merger of AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester. Trillium Health was created so that its parent organizations could most effectively use their combined resources to prevent additional HIV infection and provide the best services possible for those already infected.

AIDS Service Center of Lower Manhattan gives HIV-positive clients and those at risk a second chance to reclaim their lives by offering a range of professional, individualized service in a nurturing environment.

Family Services Network is a non-profit organization that is committed to implementing developmental programs for family and children at risk to empower them to grow safe, strong, and healthy.

African Services Committee is dedicated to assisting immigrants, refugees, and asylees from across the African Diaspora by providing health, housing, legal, educational, and social services.

Alianza Dominicana Hope Program has a mission to “strengthen communities and affirm the value of family and community life by forging strategic partnerships, developing and implementing model programs to provide support and protection to those in need and create opportunities for social and economic development.”

American Red Cross provides care to those in need by preventing and relieving suffering by providing disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, providing lifesaving blood, providing health and safety services, and supporting international services.

APICHA community health center provides affordable health care and support services to the entire community, particularly those living with HIV/AIDS, individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and people of color.

Argus Community, Inc (MEDAL) provides programs in a safe, nurturing environment for disadvantaged teens and adults so that they can free themselves from poverty and drug abuse and build new lives for themselves.

Salvation Army is an international charitable organization that seeks to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry. Services include providing shelters for the homeless, creating disaster relief, running charity shops, and providing humanitarian aid to developing countries.

Bailey House provides housing and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and advocates on their behalf. They envision a world where there is no HIV or poverty and believe that housing is a human right.

Betances Health Center promotes quality healthcare for all, regardless if the patient is unable to pay. They believe that healthcare is a basic right that deserves to be delivered to all.

Bronx AIDS Services  serves to both empower and improve the lives of those in the Bronx who are HIV positive or at risk and lack the basic resources needed for everyday life.

The Sharing Community operates over 18 programs to provide care to the homeless, hungry, and ill residents of southwest Yonkers. Their mission is inspire hope and care for those in need to enable them to live independently and responsibly.

Care for the Homeless delivers high-quality and client-centered healthcare, shelter, and human services to the homeless. They also advocate for policies to ameliorate, prevent, and end homelessness.

Caribbean Women’s Health Association, an advocacy group and service provider for its diverse community. They create innovative solutions to community issues and conduct programs that aim to improve the well being of individuals, strengthen families, and empower communities.

Center for Community Alternatives promotes reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services, and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights

Positive Health Project (has since become part of Housing Works): Housing Works is a New York City based non-profit fighting the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. The charity is well known for its operations, which have recently included outreach to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Chinese American Planning Council is one of the largest providers of social services for Asian American in the United States.  They administer a range of services for Chinese-American children, adults, and senior citizens.

Bronx Works (formerly Citizens Advice Bureau) builds a stronger community by helping individuals and families improve their economic and social well being through feeding, sheltering, teaching, and supporting individuals from toddlers to seniors.

Community Counseling Mediation responds to the aspirations and challenges that the poor and working-poor African American, Caribbean, and Latino children and families face.

Community Healthcare Network provides healthcare and social services for individuals and families who might otherwise have limited access to basic health care.

Turning Point is a non-profit, community-based organization that addresses the needs of Muslim women and children. They provide a safe, nurturing environment to empower women to transform their lives.

Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. strives to “increase access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care to improve the health status” of the community. They value high quality, professional, and accessible services for their patients.

Exponents supports life transitions for individuals affected by drug addiction, incarceration, and HIV/AIDS through services that promote awareness and hope.

Dominican Sisters Family Services, Inc. believes that every person is entitled to the right to life and the means that are necessary to the proper development of life. They provide services that improve the physical, social, and spiritual well being of the individual, family, and community.

FEGS provides a network of cost-effective health and human services to help each individual achieve greater success and dignity at work, at school, and at home. They strive to meet the needs of the Jewish and broader communities.

Five Towns Community Center Inc serves to meet the needs of socially, economically, educationally, and culturally disadvantaged individuals by providing various structured programs and services.

Fortune Society has a mission to strengthen the fabric of communities by promoting alternatives to incarceration and supporting successful reentry from prison.

Albany Damien Center is a community center that offers programs and activities to improve health, reduce stress, and increase quality of life for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Gay Men’s Health Crisis has a mission to “end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.” They are the first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and advocacy.

Morris Heights Health Center provides quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare to its community and beyond.

Group Ministries has a mission to be able to impact the lives of people in need one life at a time. They provide HIV-related services, substance abuse non-clinical counseling, re-entry mentoring, and women services programming.

Harlem United offers clients a range of medical, social, and supportive services and integrates socially and economically disadvantaged individuals into a healing community.

Heritage Health Care serves to improve the quality of life and provide an environment to flourish for long-term care, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities.

Housing Works strives to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through lifesaving services, advocacy, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts.

Iris House provides services and advocacy for women, families, and communities infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS while teaching prevention and other educational services for their clients and at-risk communities.

Greyston Health Services, Inc. (Early Intervention Services) uses entrepreneurship to solve problems for the inner city and reduce reliance on external funding sources. They help individuals and families become self-sufficient by providing jobs, low-income housing, childcare, and other services to their clients.

Open Door Family Center offers primary health care and human services at affordable prices for low-income, under-served residents and those lacking access to health care.

LIAAC is a not-for-profit agency that offers services to individuals in Long Island infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. They provide a stable and comprehensive safety net that is in reach for their clients.

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center strives to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, HCV, and other drug related harm among injection drug users and the community.

Lower New York Consoritum for Families with HIV provides services and support to improve the health and well being of HIV/AIDS infected women, youth, and children, and their families.

Men of Color Health Awareness Project (MOCHA) has a mission to “improve the health and wellness of the LGBT communities of color.” They value respect and responsibilities, accountability, quality, and communication.

Montefiore Medical Center- Center for Positive Living provides compassionate, coordinated care for people when and where they need it the most. They endeavor to health, touch, discover, and advance the health of the communities they serve.

New York Harm Reduction Educators advocates for social justice and strives to redress historical, structural socio-economic, and environmental inequalities that promote adverse effects among people who use drugs or engage in sex work by providing the necessary resources, tools, and support.

Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership is a not-for-profit organization that endeavors to save babies and help women take charge of their reproductive, social, and economic lives.

Palladia serves families and individuals struggling from substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, trauma, domestic violence, and issues from transitioning from the criminal justice system.

Planned Parenthood works to improve women’s health and safety and help prevent unintended pregnancies. They are the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.

Project Hospitality feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and cares for people with HIV/AIDS. They are the only comprehensive homeless service provider in Staten Island.

Project Samaritan AIDS Services C.O.B.R.A. Case Management builds hope and empowers change for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse issues, and those from the underserved and at-risk population.

Together Our Unity Can Heal, Inc. (TOUCH)  responds to the needs of individuals infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Erie County Medical Center has a mission to “provide every patient the highest quality of care delivered with compassion.” Among their key values are access, excellence, diversity, community, compassion, and collaboration.

St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction offers free, anonymous service. They strive to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and the potential for harm associated with unsafe drug use and unprotected sex.

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center is committed to providing complete and accurate reporting on their quality performance results. They endeavor to be a leader in quality and safety.

Community Health Action serves to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities who have faced challenges by health disparities related to poverty, discrimination, and the lack of access to education.

Suffolk Project for AIDS Research Coordination (SPARC): The SPARC project, funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under Part D since 1995, leads a collaboration among multiple Suffolk County community-based organizations and agencies to address the spectrum of issues and needs faced by HIV-impacted families. The primary goal of the SPARC project is to improve coordination of and access to HIV-specific services for HIV-infected women, children and adolescents. In addition to coordinating this county-wide consortium, SPARC provides patient transportation and respite services, providing relief from caretaking responsibilities for families of HIV-infected patients. The goal of these services is to provide access to counseling and support services, benefit/entitlement programs, court appointments or to address their own medical needs.

FACES, Inc. (formerly Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility, Inc) provides education, outreach, advocacy, supportive housing, and direct service to people of color affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.

The Bridge Inc. endeavors to change lives by offering hope, help, and opportunity to those in need. They offer mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing, vocational training, job placement, healthcare, education, and creative arts therapy.

Family Services of Westchester, Inc. offers innovative programs designed to meet particular needs of children, teens, adults, and the elderly.

FACES NYC, Inc. assists people of color affected and infected with HIV/AIDS by giving them the care and support they need to achieve and maintain a healthy quality of life and to reconnect with family and community.

United Bronx Parents HIV Services has a mission to “provide the basic human services necessary for families and individuals to obtain self-proficiency, through dignity in their struggle to participate as the functioning and valuable citizens they inherently are.”

Urban League of Westchester

Voces Latinas works to reduce the rate of HIV and violence among immigrant Latinas by educating, empowering, and providing leadership and advocacy training so that they can make healthier decisions for themselves and their families.

VIP Community Services aims to change the lives of individuals with histories of chemical dependency by empowering them to take charge of their lives and find their paths to self-sufficiency.

Visiting Nurse Service of New York serves to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient and to embrace a customer-service philosophy. They strive to maintain the highest ethical standards and to work together as a team towards common goals.

William F. Ryan Community Health Center is founded upon the belief that health care is a right and not a privilege. They provide healthcare to underserved communities, ensuring that everyone receives the most comprehensive care possible.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services provides accessible, affordable, and high-quality medical, dental, and addiction services regardless of income status. They give each patient the best possible care, no matter his or her race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

Parents and Children Together (PACT) Program at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo provides primary care, specialty care, and case management services to HIV infected and exposed children, and primary medical care and case management services to children from ages 0-12 who have been exposed to illicit drugs and alcohol in utero.

Reality House helps individuals, families, and communities lead productive and positive lives by providing chemical dependency treatment services, treating each client with respect and dignity, and engaging individuals in the collaborative process.

The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York meets the various needs of the community by developing and delivering a broad range of community services within the areas of community, aging, and public health.

The Floating Hospital provides high quality, respectful, and confidential health care to homeless women and children, regardless of creed, color, or nationality.

The Osborne Association helps those who have faced trouble with the law build new lives through innovative and replicable programs, public education, and advocacy.

CAMBA, Inc. is dedicated to creating individualized service-oriented programming that meet community needs. They endeavor to provide services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

Brooklyn AIDS TaskForce (now Bridging Access to Care) provides HIV/AIDS related services to underserved racial and ethnic minority communities in Brooklyn.

Hunts Point Multiservice Center provides health, health education, and human services to enhance the quality of life for residents of the South Bronx.

Health People is a peer-based organization that empowers and trains residents of communities that have been overwhelmed by chronic disease to become educators and leaders in preventing ill health, hospitalization, and unnecessary death.