AARC HISTORY

Outside-ClinicThe Alamo Area Resource Center (AARC) was founded in 1990 to assist in the needs of individuals who are homeless, disabled or facing life-challenging illnesses, including, but not limited to HIV/AIDS in Bexar county and the surrounding area.

Today, AARC serves as one of the primary social service organizations in Bexar County and the surrounding area by providing and coordinating services to eligible individuals. We promote compassionate, non-judgmental care and support.

AARC is now located at 303 North Frio and provides integrated clinical and social and prevention services to over 6,000 unduplicated individuals annually.

Utilizing the John Hopkins model of HIV Care, an integrated approach to treatment has proven effective due to the complexity of the patient population which is especially vulnerable to drop out from either social services care, medical treatment or both. To this end, a “single point of care” model was developed to maintain treatment engagement. The AARC wrap-around care model includes medical providers, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, housing specialists, and supportive services on-site.

AARC is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt agency. Services are confidential and free of charge. All services are provided without regard to race, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

AARC is funded by grants from public entities and foundations and also by donations from individuals and corporations. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.