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AIDS Outreach Center
AIDS Outreach Center is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization educating the public about HIV prevention and providing social services to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
400 North Beach Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
ORGANIZATION MISSION AND HISTORY (AOC) is the leading organization in Tarrant and seven surrounding rural counties serving men, women and children with HIV and their families, educating the public about HIV prevention, and advocating for sound HIV public policy.AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) is a 501(c) (3) organization that was chartered in 1986 under the name Fort Worth Counseling Center. In 1988, the name of the agency was changed to Community Outreach Center, Inc. After two years as an all-volunteer agency, Community Outreach Center, Inc received its first grant from the Texas Department of Health. As the agency continued to grow, its name changed to AIDS Outreach Center (AOC) in order to better reflect the mission of the agency. In 1991, AOC became the first AIDS service organization in Texas to become a member of its local United Way; and in 1996, AOC was one of only 22 AIDS service organizations to receive the Administrator's Achievement Award by the Health Care Financing Administration, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Today, AOC stands alone as the leading HIV/AIDS agency and the major point of outreach, testing, and education for the area of Texas we serve. Our goal is to aggressively educate the general population about behavioral “risks” associated with HIV infection, identify target populations “at-risk” for HIV infection, and to bring those already infected with HIV into our Medical Care & Treatment Management services so as to assure their access to quality of life services, programs, and access to medical care services. RECENT GROWTH After 14 years located in the medical district, as of September 1, 2009 AOC relocated to 400 North Beach just east of downtown Fort Worth. AOC has relocated to accommodate our agency’s needs. The new location is approximately 19,000 square feet, meeting the needs of the agency for years to come. On a very positive note, AOC has also acquired Tarrant County AIDS Interfaith Network (TCAIN). AOC will become the administrative agency for the Geisel-Morris Dental Clinic and will operate additional support services and groups once provided by TCAIN. This brought to fruition a long planned merger uniting the two largest AIDS service providers in Tarrant County to one location, creating a seamless delivery of services for our shared and new clients.With a professional staff of 44 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees, 1 intern, and many volunteers, AOC provides a wide array of direct support and educational services to almost 2,000 clients and their families. The agency operates its main office in Fort Worth, with a satellite office in Arlington, TX.