mission & vision
Our Mission is to empower under-served individuals and families by providing public health services and resources through community partnership serving a multicultural population with emphasis on at-risk communities. Find out what drives us to do what we do.
Vision: ACCEPT envisions a world where all individuals, families, and communities are empowered, healthy , and safe.
Dr. Terrell Foster
In 1995 I saw a need to educate the community about HIV/AIDS prevention especially among the African American Community. Two of my parishioners died as a result of complications of HIV/AIDS and as the pastor of Greater Light Christian Center I was not aware of their status. With the many needs discovered among ethnic minority communities doing HIV/AIDS prevention work, particularly low-income communities, we subsequently saw a need to add Substance Abuse Prevention, financial literacy, and positive youth development programs, and much more. We serve all ethnicities and races. In year 2010, the National Public Health Week theme was “A Healthier America: One Community at a Time.” ACCEPT believes in community and family. We strive everyday through our programs; to build a “Healthier Washoe County, Nevada.”
Mitchell "Mitch" Bautista
Community Health Worker
More than 15 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives in our community. Ask us how to become our partner.
Pastor Glenn E. Taylor, SR.
Director of Program & Development
HIV/AIDS Health Education & Risk Reduction (HERR)
Sistah to Sistah Program (SIIS)
Parenting Wisely (Teens & Young Children
Responsible AIDS Prevention Program (RAPP)
Women Healing Openly & Loving Equally
Healthy Ethnic Approaches to Living (Heal)
1995 - ACCEPT was founded by Pastor Glenn E. Taylor in response to helping African Americans who were experiencing health disparities in Washoe County
1999 -ACCEPT received HIV Prevention Grant Funds from the Center of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to implement evidenced-based HIV Prevention Programs.
2001 - ACCEPT received grant funds from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This is ongoing
2002 - ACCEPT received Grant Funds from the Bureau of Alcohol & Drug Abuse in order to implement the "Creating Lasting Family Connections."
2002- ACCEPT expanded its HIV Prevention efforts to include the provision of free Orasure HIV tests to program participants and community leaders.
2004- ACCEPT received funding from the State Incentive Grant (SIG) to implented the "Parenting Wisely" Program.
2005- ACCEPT received Ryan White Title II funding to provide HIV/AIDS intervention services. We were able to train 2 more instructors for Creating Lasting Family Connections.
2006- ACCEPT received SAMHSA Faith Partners Initiative Funding to support HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse Prevention Services.
2007- ACCEPT hosted the first Federal SAMSHA/CSAP grantee meeting in Nevada. We also acquired an increase in Ryan White Title II funding. We moved into our new office located downtown.
2008- ACCEPT hosted the first annual Father's Day Health Walk in collaboration with NIAH & Washoe County District Health Department. Received funding from Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN)
2009- ACCEPT receives community funding from: Walmart both Northtown & Kietzke Lane Locations, Wells Fargo Foundation, Charles Swab Bank, Brotherhood Inc. & Summit Christian Fellowship.
Selco Products, Director of Operations