Welcome. Bridging Access to Care (formerly known as Brooklyn AIDS Task Force), is the oldest and largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment service organization in Brooklyn, providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS related services to underserved racial and ethnic minority communities in the borough. Over the past few years BAC has expanded its scope of service to include licensed mental health and substance abuse clinics and, in 2012, we were designated as a Health Home Care coordination team. The team will be working with high need individuals in Brooklyn who experience difficulty coordinating their significant health care needs.
With over sixty well qualified staff who have a wide range of experience, the BAC staff mirror the ethnic and minority communities we serve; 90% of our line staff are African American, Caribbean American or Latino, as well as 68% of our senior staff, and 70% of our board of directors! Our senior administrative staff have been with BAC for an average of 12 years.
BAC provides services to over +3,500 individuals a year
• Education Programs specifically targeted at the high risk populations of: adolescents, women, children, families, substance abusers, ex-offenders/incarcerated individuals, and MSM and other members of the LGBT community.
• Comprehensive Mental Health Services in our New York State Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient clinic.
• Substance Abuse Treatment Services in our New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services licensed outpatient clinic.
• HIV Primary Medical Services offers on-site infectious disease physician who provides primary care to HIV positive individuals as well as Buprenorphine screening, prescription and training to intravenous drug users (IDUs).
• Health Home Care Coordination Services including linkages to primary care physicians, behavioral health care agencies, and housing providers.