We transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality for people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and immigration statuses. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care. At A&PI Wellness Center, health care is grounded in social justice.
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON OUR TACE HEALTH CLINIC
Our Tenderloin Area Center of Excellence Health Clinic (TACE) will be moving across the street to a newly renovated building at 230 Golden Gate in April 2013.
In an effort to cuts costs, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is ending their lease at 187 Golden Gate, the current location of our TACE Health Clinic. SFDPH will be consolidating Tom Waddell Health Clinic and their Housing and Urban Health Clinic under one roof at 230 Golden Gate.
In the short-term, all TACE Health Clinic services will move across the street to 230 Golden Gate. In July 2013, TACE support services—case management, mental health, social support, and food programs—will move to another location, to be determined. TACE medical services will continue to be housed at 230 Golden Gate.
The initial phase of this change will occur in April 2013, when SFDPH ends its lease at 187 Golden Gate. A long-term solution for all TACE Health Clinic services will be announced in July 2013.
Our TACE Health Clinic is open, and will remain open! We will continue to provide HIV primary care and support services to the Tenderloin's most vulnerable residents living with HIV.
TACE Health Clinic is moving from 187 Golden Gate across the street to 230 Golden Gate in April 2013.
A long-term solution for TACE support services will be finalized by July 2013. We are committed to the health of the Tenderloin neighborhood and will continue to serve the needs of our clients.
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Goss, communications manager, at 415-292-3420 ext 330 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NATIONAL ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
JOIN US ONLINE AND IN-PERSON FOR A SERIES OF EVENTS HONORING NATIONAL A&PI HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
Join the Banyan Tree Project in-person for a happy hour on Thursday, May 16 or virtually on Twitter for their #BTPchat series!
The National A&PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Happy Hour features special guest Ari Southiphong, Project Runway Finalist and transgender activist! The Happy Hour starts at 6pm. HIV testing provided by the A&PI Wellness Center Mobile Testing Team will be available from 6–10pm. Download the flyer.
If you have a Twitter account, check out the #BTPchat every Thursday at 2pm Pacific Time. Each chat will have a different focus, feature a selection of new Taking Root videos from workshops in Guam and Hawaii, and are co-hosted by a variety of community partners. Check out the full schedule or download the flyer.
SAVE THE DATE FOR BLOOM!
SAVE THE DATE FOR BLOOM 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 7:30pm
Mer at Terra Gallery
511 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA
Designed for enjoyment, benefitting our community.
Join us at our new venue, the recently opened Mer.
Drinks! Food! Entertainment! Great silent auction deals!
And as always, a lovely crowd of old and new friends. RSVP on Facebook! Buy Tickets Now!
TAKING ROOT: OUR STORIES, OUR COMMUNITY
TAFFY is a Native Hawaiian mahuwahine (transgender woman) HIV test counselor who shares her fear of telling her closest friend and sister that she is HIV positive. With humility and grace, TAFFY tells us that compassion and love can make all the difference in the world.
About Taking Root: Taking Root is a community-owned and community-driven digital storytelling initiative that is part of the Banyan Tree Project's national campaign to end HIV stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. We train individuals across the nation to create their own videos about their personal experiences with HIV. We share the stories to raise awareness and educate A&PIs about the way HIV stigma isolates us from each other. By telling and witnessing our own stories, we learn to overcome our silence and shame.
I AM A&PI WELLNESS CENTER – 25 YEARS OF HEALTH, HOPE, AND HOME
A&PI Wellness Center is 25 years old this year. We've grown a lot since 1987, when a small group of Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Francisco recognized that the HIV/AIDS crisis in A&PI communities wasn’t being addressed by mainstream HIV organizations. Our founders had the courage to stand up and say, "this is not okay." They found ways to create a community of health, hope, and home for A&PIs living with HIV.
Twenty-five years later, we're still meeting the needs of the A&PI community, but we've expanded our services to include more than HIV. We've diversified our staff, clients, and the communities we serve because we know that health care justice means that all underserved communities should have access to the life-saving services we provide.
So, what does it mean to be "A&PI Wellness Center"?
It means bold leadership. We stand up for what's right. It means being inclusive. We bring diverse people together to fight for better health care for ALL communities, not just Asians and Pacific Islanders.
We are a multicultural health services, education, research, and policy organization. We transform lives, strengthen well-being, and lead underserved communities—of any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or immigration status—toward justice and health.
We are A&PI Wellness Center.
If you share our values, you are A&PI Wellness Center, too.
We're proud to unveil our new agency video, "I Am A&PI Wellness Center." The video was produced with AE35 Media, an Oakland-based film and video production company. The video was shot in a single day and the cast includes staff and board members of A&PI Wellness Center. This was a labor of love for all involved and we thank AE35 Media for their generosity and talent.
Watch for the 30 second version of this video, which will be broadcast commercially on local television stations in the Bay Area.
In 2009, we produced a short film describing who we are and what we do, from the perspective of our clients and community members. We are honored that a few very special people agreed to be in the film, speaking on our behalf. Thank you: Cecilia, Adam, Mark, Wylie, and Tri. A big thanks goes out to Paul Wood and David Valentin from Monolithworks Corpcomm, who directed the video. Let us know what you think!