Photo of Seattle circa 1987, taken from Beacon Hill

ORIGINS OF POCAAN


Established in 1987, POCAAN is a multicultural, multi-social service agency serving marginalized communities in Seattle and greater King County.  For many years our work has been rooted in HIV/AIDS prevention, but it has grown with the understanding that related issues such as substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, sexually transmitted diseases, racism, sexism and homophobia also contribute to community marginalization and health disparities.

Our Board


Micah Daniel

Micah Daniel

Board President

Alanna Woods

Alanna Woods

Vice-President

Dr. Stephaun E. Wallace

Dr. Stephaun E. Wallace

Board Member

Venessa Ellis

Venessa Ellis

Board Member

  Dominique  Stephens

Dominique Stephens

Board Member

Oystia Sinclair

Oystia Sinclair

Board Member

Dwayne King

Dwayne King

Board Member

Our People


Steven Sawyer

Steven Sawyer

Executive Director

Aaliyah Messiah

Aaliyah Messiah

Programs Director

Ron Gray

Ron Gray

Financial Director

Luis Viquez

Luis Viquez

Konnect II Program Manager

Autry Bell

Autry Bell

CURB Program Manager

Garland Jarmon

Garland Jarmon

Prevention Program Manager

Olivette Foster

Olivette Foster

Breaking the Chains & GOTS Program Manager

Jose Cardona

Jose Cardona

Konnect II Case Manager

Constance Blakeley

Constance Blakeley

Housing Case Manager

Donnitta Sinclair

Donnitta Sinclair

RESTORE - Case Manager

 Percy Harris

Percy Harris

Tran Empowerment Program Lead

Leon Peoples

Leon Peoples

Peer Navigator- Kll/Prevention Specialist

Jajuan Couch

Jajuan Couch

GOT Outreach/ Employment Specialist

Future Vision


Sustain a dynamic health advocacy organization able to meet the needs of 21st century clients and community. POCCAN’s strength is providing services that are culturally competent and its ability to reach diverse populations. POCAAN wants to remain focused on building community and always remembering the human element.

Accomplishments


For more than 29 years, POCAAN’s worked tirelessly building a supportive community predominately serving communities of color and those hardest to get into care. A social service agency, POCAAN’s efforts are supplied mostly through grants, and programs include education, outreach, HIV prevention/awareness, criminal justice programs and health advocacy.

“Our staff works at POCAAN because they love the populations they serve.”

POCAAN

Non-profit since 1987

(206) 322-7061 pocaan@pocaan.org

4437 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118