A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO & BOARD CHAIR
At the height of the HIV crisis in San Francisco, a community of incredible individuals rose up despite overwhelming odds to demand that their suffering in the face of HIV be addressed. In the face of seemingly insurmountable barriers, debilitating loss, and relentless hardship, this community envisioned a future. They built an organization in response to the absence of health care resources targeting the needs of LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
This is the history of API Wellness.
Today, API Wellness is more than an organization dedicated to the HIV epidemic or the API community. We are San Francisco’s newest community health center and an anchor institution in the Tenderloin. We are a people of color and LGBTQ community health center that transforms lives through health, wellness, and equality. As we honor our 30th anniversary, we are at another growth point demanding a bold new vision. We will be a beacon of hope for the queerest among us, for those most in need and marginalized in our City.
This is our future.
We formally invite you to join us at our 30th anniversary Pearl Gala at The Ritz-Carlton on Friday, January 26, 2018. The evening will highlight our legacy of HIV services for APIs as well as our work serving LGBTQ and people of color communities. We will unveil a new brand for our organization that honors our past and defines a bright future for our communities and organization. We will also recognize prominent figures making a critical difference in health care.
We hope to see you at the Pearl Gala as we write this new chapter in the transformation of lives through health, wellness, and equality.
Lance Toma, CEO & Erin Wilson, Board Chair