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


Ava Norris Levine

Ava Norris Levine

President, MSW, PHD Candidate

Peggi Hurd

Peggi Hurd

Secretary

Rev. Chap. Paul Wilson

Rev. Chap. Paul Wilson

Member

Micah Daniel

Micah Daniel

Member

Alanna Woods

Alanna Woods

Member

Zenovia Love

Zenovia Love

Member

Venessa Ellis

Venessa Ellis

Member

Our People


Steven Sawyer

Steven Sawyer

Executive Director

Aaliyah Messiah

Aaliyah Messiah

Program Director

Luis Viquez

Luis Viquez

Program Manager

Clarence Johnson

Clarence Johnson

Case Manager - CURB

Ron Gray

Ron Gray

Financial Director

Charnita Moore

Charnita Moore

BSK Housing Case Manager

Jose Cardona

Jose Cardona

Prevention Specialist

Autry Bell

Autry Bell

Program Manager

Preston Credit

Preston Credit

Case Manager - GOTS/CURB

Vera Page

Vera Page

Prevention 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.”

(206) 322-7061
pocaan@pocaan.org

POCAAN

Non-profit since 1987

4437 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

POCAAN

Non-profit since 1987

(206) 322-7061 pocaan@pocaan.org

4437 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118