ABOUT US

EL AMBIENTE

The El Ambiente HIV/HCV/STIs prevention program gives members the tools they need to better adhere to safer sexual practices

by addressing issues specific to Latin culture.

HIV TESTING AND SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION

AGUILAS, in partnership with the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Alliance Health Project, provides fast,  free and confidential testing for HIV/HCV & STIs.  For more information or to make an appointment, please visit alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu or call (415) 476-3902.

 

ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING SESSIONS

AGUILAS partners with many licensed mental health specialists who provide free, 1:1 counseling sessions for both individuals and couples. Please call (415) 558-8403 for further information and to schedule your session.

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

Every Tuesday evening, AGUILAS hosts free social support groups for members to engage with others and share their experiences.

Dinner is provided! Groups are conducted in three languages and cover a variety of topics, including HIV. Please visit this calendar for

further information.

MONTHLY SOCIAL & SPECIAL EVENTS

Looking for more social opportunities? AGUILAS hosts free monthly member events at different locations across San Francisco and Oakland. Fun entertainment, tasty food and lots of fun are guaranteed! In addition, AGUILAS also hosts other social events throughout the year, including holiday weekends, Pride Month and the Folsom St. Fair, among many others.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

One great way to give back to our community is through volunteerism. AGUILAS members can volunteer their time and energy to

support everything from new-member outreach to event support to HIV awareness efforts.  For more information, please email ovcsfaguilas@gmail.com or call (415) 580-2749.

AWARDS AND PROCLAMATIONS

 

  • AGUILAS Day Proclamation November 15, 2009

  • San Francisco Latino Heritage Education Award presented by Mayor Gavin Newsom, October 14, 2009

  • Latino Heritage Month, Education Award, Senator Mark Leno, October 14, 2009

  • Latino Heritage Month, Education Award, Jose Cisneros, SF Treasurer, October 14, 2009

  • Por Vida Award Recognition 2003

  • 1997 Richard Silva Award for contributions and commitment to SF Latino Gay and Bisexual Communities, from SF Centro Legal de la Raza in SF 

  • AGUILAS Day Proclamation, SF Mayor Willie Brown Jr., October 11, 1997

  • AGUILAS Day Proclamation, SF Mayor Willie Brown Jr., July 22, 1996

  • Award for Excellence/ Coalition of Color, Bob Cramer, 1995

  • AGUILAS Day Proclamation, SF Mayor Frank Jordon, March 16, 1994

COMMENDATIONS AND HONORS

 

Highest Commendations from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation-Latinx Program, December 3, 2021

 

Joint Members Resolution No. 386 from the California Legislature commending AGUILAS and congratulating AGUILAS for its vital

role in improving the quality of life in the local community, dated September 19, 2019

 

Proclamation by Mayor London N. Breed Proclaiming September 19, 2019, AGUILAS Day in San Francisco

 

Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in Recognition of 25 years of Community Empowerment,

dated September 19, 2019

  •  2019 San Francisco Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the San Francisco Award Program.

  •  Certificate of Honor presented by Mayor Gavin Newsom, May 5, 2007

  •  Certificate of Honor presented by Mayor Gavin Newsom, October 14, 2009

  •  Certificate of Social Congressional Recognition presented by Congressperson Jackie Speier, October 14, 2009
  •  Certificate of Honor presented by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for 15 years of exceptional community service, November 5, 2009

  •  Certificate of Social Congressional Recognition, 2009 Latino Heritage Education Award presented by Congressperson Nancy Pelosi,

    October 14, 2009

  • Certificate of Honor, SF Board of Supervisors, Supervisor David Campos, October 14, 2009

  • Certificate of Honor, SF Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Eric Mar, October 14, 2009

  • Certificate of Honor, SF Board of Supervisor, Supervisor John Avalos, October 14, 2009

  • Resolution from the State Board of Equalization, Betty Yee, Chairwomen, 1st District

  • Recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month, Treasurer Susan Leal, June 24, 2003

  • Certificate of Recognition, Carole Migden, State of Calif., November 28, 2000

  • Certificate of Honor, Mark Leno, SF Board of Supervisor November 28, 2000

  • Certificate of Honor, Tom Ammiano, SF Board of Supervisor, November 18, 2000

  • Certificate of Recognition, Kevin Shelly, State of Calif., November 19, 1998

  • Certificate of Honor, Mark Leno, SF Board of Supervisor, November 1998

  • Certificate of Honor, SF Supervisor Susan Leal, April 26, 1997

  • Certificate of Recognition, Richard Sevilla Award 1997

  • Certificate of Recognition, Assemblywoman Carole Migden, October 1997

FUNDING

AGUILAS is generously funded by organizations including:

 

  • City and County of San Francisco

  • Imperial Council of San Francisco (San Francisco Imperial Court)

  • Richard Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF)

  • Academy of Friends

  • Our Town San Francisco (OurTownsf.org) 

  • California Office of AIDS

  • ViiV Healthcare Foundation

  • ViiV Health Foundation (Leadership Training and Certificate program)

  • Free HIV, STI and Hep C testing in collaboration with UCSF Alliance Health

​​Call us:
+1.415.558.8403

​Find us: 

AGUILAS (LGBT Center)
1800 Market St. 4th Floor, Suite 403
San Francisco, CA 94102-6227

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