About Us

Who We Are

ACT is a statewide coalition of organizations that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut.

Our Vision

Advocating on behalf of all people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut to ensure a full range of quality housing and services necessary to maximize their potential and live their lives in dignity.

Our Mission

AIDS Connecticut (ACT), in partnership with its member agencies, improves the lives of people impacted by HIV through care and supportive services, housing, advocacy and prevention.

Our Values

  • ACT hires the best and brightest people to join our staff, and we treat them well.
  • ACT operates in a highly professional and businesslike way.
  • ACT is never satisfied with what has gone before; we always ask, "How can we create greater impact?"
  • ACT is proactive; we like to make things happen.
  • ACT seeks and appreciates diversity.
  • ACT sets objectives, measures progress, holds ourselves accountable for our results, and celebrates successes.
  • ACT discusses opportunities, communicates, and shares the credit with our partners.
  • ACT measures our success not by what we do, but rather by what our partners and customers do as a result of our planning, initiative and leadership.

Our History

In 2013, CARC and APH merged to form AIDS Connecticut (ACT).

CARC - Incorporated in 1989, the founding members' aim was to work with and mutually support organizations wishing to create AIDS housing by sharing resources, skills, and information. In the Fall of 2005, the agency broadened its mission to embrace all aspects of housing and services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut.

APH - The agency was founded by a committed group of volunteers in 1985 as a grassroots response to the growing AIDS crisis. During the past two decades, we have evolved from an organization fighting to help people face an imminent death into one focused on helping people live a longer life with hope and dignity.