Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL) is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people who are living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, drug use and incarceration, along with the organizations that serve us, to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, participatory research, public education and direct action.
The New York City AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN) became VOCAL in fall 2010 to better reflect our organizing work in New York’s most marginalized communities. Our members also recognized that the issues and identities we organized around were interconnected and part of a broader movement for social justice.
Read the letter announcing our rebranding: