Founded by the North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1989, AM/AA has emerged as one of the state's leading AIDS Service Organizations (ASO's). Recognizing the link between people's health and quality of life, the first staff and volunteers set out to assist those facing HIV/AIDS. As the initial belief that a cure was coming soon passed quickly, education about HIV and its prevention came to the forefront of the agency's goals while it remains committed to those facing HIV.
AM/AA provides the tools to help concerned individuals practice prevention in everything they do. AM/AA educates the community and works with them to find effective, common sense solutions to preventing HIV and assisting those who have HIV.
Our Mission are fivefold...
- To provide access to community support
- To provide assistance to those in need
- To educate the public regarding the challenges facing the community regarding HIV/AIDS infection and prevention
- To raise public awareness and advocate for the dignity and rights of those infected with HIV/AIDS
- To stimulate and collaborate with religious and other communities of care to build networks for education and support