Austin Outreach and Community Service Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for African Americans and those in need by promoting and providing specialized services and resources in the areas of Health, Education, and HIV Prevention for African Americans and those in need.
Our goal is to provide culturally sensitive HIV education and information to prevent, and reduce exposure to and transmission of infection through the reduction or elimination of high-risk behaviors among African Americans... more
In 2009, black women accounted for 30% of the estimated new HIV infections among all blacks. Most (85%) black women with HIV acquired HIV through heterosexual sex.
The estimated rate of new HIV infections for black women was more than 15 times as high as the rate for white women, and more than three times as high as that of Latina women... more
AOCSC provides HIV prevention services to Austin Recovery, Drug Diversion Court, Austin Family House, local Churches, housing developments, and correctional facilities providing HIV/AIDS/STD/HepC and substance abuse education to individuals who are at highest risk for HIV/AIDS.
AOCSC staff provides referrals for HIV Testing, STD screenings, medical and social services. HIV 101, street outreach, home visits, and small group presentations are components of our prevention programs... more
Since 1987, AOCSC has worked tirelessly to educate African American women and men, especially women about their risk for HIV/AIDS/STDs and Hep C. AOCSC is a grassroots organization our programs are homegrown HIV Prevention programs that are culturally sensitive and designed to conduct activities in the community where our targeted population resides.
Austin Outreach is working every day to help educate and prevent the spread of HIV in communities of color and work toward ending AIDS as we know it.... more