AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Alternate Name / Acronym

ACSWP

Parent Organization

None

Options: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

Mission Statement

To respond in a diverse manner to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southwestern Pennsylvania by advocating, and supporting the development and provision of culturally competent, comprehensive system of high quality care, prevention and education services.

ACSWP Goals

To research best practices models and programs for HIV/AIDS care and prevention for addressing new and special populations.

To provide technical assistance and training to members of the Coalition and to identify and disseminate information about technical assistance available across the region.

To conduct targeted outreach to emerging HIV populations working with community partners and the faith institutions

To identify and invite consumers, minority representatives, and drug and alcohol program representatives and other stakeholders to participate at various levels and in all activities of the Coalition.

To commemorate, in collaboration with regional partners, HIV educational outreach with HIV testing, in observance of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National HIV Testing Day and World AIDS Day.

History of Organization:

The AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania was established in Pittsburgh, PA, in November of 1992 and was the first HIV/AIDS Planning Coalition in the State. Several AIDS service providers in the Greater Pittsburgh Area came together in collaboration to improve the delivery of service to consumers, to do a regional Needs Assessment and Regional Strategic Service Planning in the eleven counties designated by the Department of Health as Southwestern Pennsylvania.

ACSWP developed a Mission Statement and developed by-laws. Standing Committees and ad hoc committees were created, and a staff of two was put into place. Membership was made available to organizations, community leaders, and consumers.

The eleven counties which make up the Southwestern Pennsylvania region are:

Allegheny
Armstrong
Beaver
Butler
Cambria
Fayette
Greene
Indiana
Somerset
Washington
Westmoreland

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

Grants

Leadership

Key Leaders

Name* Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Dr. Oladoyin Desalu- Executive Director acswp.ed@verizon.net

Contact Information

Contact Phone Numbers

Number* Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)
412-363-1022 phone
412-363-5776 phone
1-877-732-0401(toll free) phone
412-363-5994 fax

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)
acswp@verizon.net

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)
www.acswp.org

Primary Address

Address:

201 S. Highland Avenue
Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Services Provided

Fees/Cost for Services

Free

Eligibility Requirements

None

Speaker Available

No

Volunteer Use

No

Volunteer Need

No

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support. 

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