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Mission & History

ACCESS AIDS Care Mission

Our mission is to promote the dignity and wellness of adults, families, youth and children impacted by HIV/AIDS through quality support and prevention services, so they may live healthy lives.

At ACCESS AIDS Care we have worked to adapt our services to the advances that have been made to fight HIV and AIDS. Individuals are now living longer with the disease, but their need for services from ACCESS AIDS Care has not diminished. In addition, the face of HIV/AIDS is constantly changing and it is our commitment to our community to serve those who are affected by HIV/AIDS..

Our History

In 1989, CANDII (Children's AIDS Network) and Full Circle AIDS Hospice Support were two individual agencies working in Hampton Roads to better the community and help those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. Each did their part to serve their respective clients and educate the community on the overwhelming effect of HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads.

Full Circle AIDS Hospice Support had an excellent reputation of serving individuals who were at the end stages of their disease and needed hospice support services. They provided case management and meals to over 150 people annually. CANDII focused its efforts on women and children impacted by the disease and provided family-centered services throughout all stages of HIV. They also provided case management, day care and support groups to over 300 people affected by HIV/AIDS annually.

In 2006, a merger between Full Circle AIDS Hospice Support and CANDII formed AIDS Care Center for Education and Supportive Services. The two agencies came together with a common mission: to serve more individuals and families that are impacted by HIV/AIDS in Hampton Roads. Under our new name, ACCESS AIDS Care, we have united the two causes and brought together two solid reputations, so we may better serve our community. For more than 20 years, we have been bringing HIV/AIDS awareness and support services to the Hampton Roads community.







Court One Office:

248 W. 24th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
Providing: Care Management, Housing Services, Administrative Support, Outreach, Resource & Development & the Meals Program, HIV Testing



Granby Office:

3309 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
Providing: HIV Education, Transportation, HIV Testing & Outreach

Hampton / Newport News:

For services, please call 
(757) 722-5511

LGBT Center:

247 W. 25th Street
Norfolk, VA 23517

Providing: Community Meeting Space, Individual & Family Counseling, Resource Center, Adult & Youth Services, Social & Educational Events & FREE HIV Testing