Wellness Network Of The Black Coalition On Aids

The Black Coalition on AIDS, Inc. (BCA) was founded in 1986 by a group of Black men and women — straight and gay, old and young — witnessing the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in their community. They banded together to address the fact that there were no agencies available to provide culturally sensitive services to Blacks infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. Thus, the initial mission of the group was to create a community-based, coalition-building organization to ensure Black people would receive appropriate services and be adequately represented in policy decisions.