Mission & Principles

Voices Of Community Advocates & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration, along with the organizations that serve us, to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, direct services, participatory research and direct action.

VOCAL-NY was formerly known as the New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN) until 2010.

Photo by Brian Palmer.