People of Color Against AIDS Network will be the recipient of our Second Sunday/Share the Plate offering on February 9th.
For more than 30 years, the People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) has worked tirelessly in Seattle and King County to build a supportive community that serves predominately communities of color and those hardest to get into care. For many years, their work has been rooted in HIV/AIDS prevention, but it has grown with the understanding that related issues, such as substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, sexually transmitted diseases, racism, sexism, and homophobia, also contribute to community marginalization and health disparities. POCAAN’s strengths lie in providing services that are culturally competent and in their ability to reach diverse populations. POCAAN wants to remain focused on building community and always remembering the human element. “Our staff works at POCAAN because they love the populations they serve.”