Who We Are
Community Access Services (CAS) is a non-profit organization that helps communities of color in Buffalo and Erie Country access healthcare. Our programs can help you learn about HIV, HIV treatment, and safer sex practices. We can also help you find and get into primary medical care, mental health counseling, substance use counseling, and more.
We will work with you to help you set and meet wellness goals. We will help you feel empowered to take control of your health. If you have questions about healthcare, are nervous about getting into care, or just want to talk—we’re here for you. We never judge.
The Harm Reduction Model
Community Access Services uses a Harm Reduction model. The Evergreen Association is made up of Evergreen Health, The Pride Center of Western New York, and Community Access Services.
To us, Harm Reduction means that you are in charge of your own life. We believe that only you can make choices and changes in your life. We want to help you set and reach goals, but we will never force you to do or be anything in order to come to CAS. You can count on us to be:
You are welcome at Evergreen. No matter what’s going on in your life, we won’t judge you.
We know that you are the change-maker in your life, and we’ll celebrate all positive change—big and small—that you make.
We want you to have all the tools that you need to make positive choices. We’ll give you information and support so that you can make your own choices, and set your own goals.
We know that every person is different. The challenges that you face every day are important to us. We’ll support you as you face challenges, and work with you to find solutions.
Helping you to get access to healthcare.
We offer a variety of services to help you reach your health and life goals:
HIV & Hepatitis C Testing and Counseling Services
- Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing
- Includes health screening
- Rapid finger-prick test with results in under 20 minutes
- Linkage to medical care and supportive services, depending on test result
- Hours—Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
One-on-one meetings with staff to link you to healthcare and services, including mental health, substance abuse, and other health and preventative services offered by our partner agencies, Evergreen Health and The Pride Center of WNY.
CLEAR (Choosing Life: Empower, Action, Results)
One-on-one meetings with a counselor to set and accomplish life goals.
Supportive groups for men and women to learn about healthy living.
67 Prospect Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14201