ACRC Prevention Program aggressively provides prevention and harm reduction services to high-risk youth and adults by reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and STDs through delivering services that include needle exchange, HIV/HepC/STD testing & counseling, education, support groups, safe sex supplies, access to care, detox and drug treatment programs and overdose prevention.
For Needle exchange Monday through Friday 8am-6pm, or call Megan: (650)483-4187
Cognoscente that food is medicine and that the nutritional needs and impact of persons living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C are uniquely different, ACRC created a free food pantry and nutrition program, Nutrition is Medicine™, to provide free access to nutritional food and a vital component of health promotion and disease prevention for the distinct populations we serve.
The food program is open 8am-5:30pm Tuesday through Friday
The ACRC Drop-In Center provides healthy and nutritious meals, computer/internet access, counseling and support information to locate and connect to other services to help support their wellbeing and quality of life in a safe, comfortable, stigma-free, and supportive environment.
Drop in lunches are on Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00am-2:00pm
ACRC’s Living Now™ Program, in English and Spanish, is an innovative peer education project that teaches people living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C to help them manage their health and quality of life through the use of information, tools of self-care, treatment adherence, and nutrition. ACRC educators provide community health education through group and one-on-one trainings, and conferences.
* Spanish living now has classes on Wednesdays 6-9pm
* The stretching class in on Fridays at 3:00pm
We know that every community has the ability to find creative solutions to complex problems, and ACRC’s Freshness2Wellness Project helps people realize this potential. our community garden program, Freshness2Wellness Project, provides fresh, healthy, locally grown produce for the sustainable nutritional needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. We are actively raising funds to develop more underutilized land and transforming them into viable, sustainable areas throughout San Mateo County.