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Who
We Are

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A BIT ABOUT US

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

Here at Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our debut, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Nonprofit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress, and breaking stigma around HIV.

 

Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.

COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
 
ASAAP is committed to providing culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services for people from SAMEIC (South Asian, Middle Eastern, Indo-Caribbean) and other related communities who are LGBTQ+ and/or living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions. Our services are offered in English, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali, Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish. Support in other languages may be available based on availability of staff and/or volunteers.   
 
 
SAMEIC (South Asian, Middle Eastern, Indo-Caribbean) is more than a geographical identity. We recognize that throughout history, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Indo-Caribbean individuals and families have been relocated across the globe. Our community members are from countries including but not limited to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti as well as other South Asian diaspora with roots in places such as Fiji, Maldives, and Mauritius. We recognize the richness and diversity within these communities and offer our services from a culturally and linguistically responsible lens.  
 
We serve youth, including LGBTQ+ youth. We serve those who are struggling with substance use.  

OUR MISSION

ASAAP is committed to providing culturally responsive holistic health promotion and support services for SAMEIC (South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Indo-Caribbean) communities who are living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions.

OUR VISION

is of a world where communities of SAMEIC (South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Indo-Caribbean) heritage come together to determine their health and well-being free from stigma and discrimination.

OUR VALUES  & PRINCIPLES

  •  We are committed to creating and sustaining safer spaces for those we serve.

  

  • We adopt a holistic view of health that includes mind, body, spirit, and relationship to community.

 

  • We work to maintain sex-positive, queer-positive, and trans-inclusive environments.

 

  • We work within an anti-oppression framework to promote social justice and equity.

  • We respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people engaged with us.

  • We are committed to the Greater and Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MEPA) in all aspects of our work.

  • We work from a client-centered perspective and recognize the social, economic, and cultural factors that determine individual health.

  • We strive to be transparent and accountable to all our stakeholders.

  • We are committed to increasing representation and access for underserved populations, including women, youth, trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary people, as well as newcomers, non-status individuals, and those with precarious employment and housing