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Promoting Health, Mobilizing Community, Transforming Lives

POCAAN is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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Our History

Established in 1987, POCAAN is a multicultural, multi-social service agency serving marginalized communities in Seattle and greater King County including Latino, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native Americans. For many years our work has been rooted in HIV/AIDS prevention, but it has grown with the understanding that related issues such as substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, sexually transmitted diseases, racism, sexism and homophobia also contribute to community marginalization and health disparities.

Our Mission

POCAAN is committed to providing comprehensive, multicultural awareness and prevention programs aimed at addressing health disparities experienced in marginalized communities.
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Our Vision

  • A sustainable, dynamic health advocacy organization able to meet the needs of 21st century clients and community.
  • Providing services that are culturally competent and its ability to reach diverse populations.
  • Remaining focused on building community and always remembering the human element.

Our Accomplishments

For going on 35 years, POCAAN has worked tirelessly to build a supportive community predominately serving communities of color and those hardest to get into care. As a social service agency, POCAAN’s efforts are supported primarily through grants, with programs that encompass education, outreach, HIV prevention/awareness, criminal justice, and health advocacy.

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