Our mission is to provide coordinated health care and supportive housing to help individuals, families, and communities build strength, resilience, achieve wellness, and live healthy, productive lives.
Formerly known as the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force, Bridging Access to Care is the first HIV/AIDS organization in Brooklyn. Established in 1986, we have been serving persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) since the beginning of the epidemic. In 2012, BAC successfully made the transition from an AIDS-centered organization to a multiservice community-based healthcare organization. The growth has allowed BAC to continue treating PLWHA and expanded services to address their families’ medical and behavioral health needs and communities in which they live.
Today, BAC provides mental health, substance use treatment, supportive housing, prevention education, healthcare coordination, and other social support services to under-served racial and ethnic minority communities in the Brooklyn and other parts of New York City.
Accountability is holding ourselves and others accountable for our words, decisions, and behaviors. We recognize that what we say and do can affect others, and we are committed to doing so with as much information, openness, and cooperation as possible
Excellence is providing exceptional services to our clients every day.
Empowerment is recognizing and knowing that we, individually and collectively, have the strength to overcome challenges, make necessary changes, and accomplish our goals.
Respect is listening and valuing others’ decisions, opinions, ideas, and beliefs, regardless of their differences from our own.
Wellness is essential to our health and success. We can achieve wellness by promoting self-care skills and cultivating investing in our communities to build an environment that supports our mind, body, and soul.
Equality means recognizing the value of each individual regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, class, age, country of origin, political affiliation, religion, or ability. We are committed to educating ourselves and our communities to reject violence and oppression in our lives and the people around us.
Community means caring about the health of every member of the communities we serve and reaching out and showing up when needed.