We began as a community-based organization, The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA), that responded to the urgent needs of a Black/ African-American community that was being devastated by HIV/AIDS. Our goal was to ensure Black people would receive appropriate services and be adequately represented in policy decisions.
Over the years, BCA expanded to provide a wide range of health services for HIV/AIDS, including transitional housing, health education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities.
We also expanded our services to meet the needs of the broader community of San Franciscans who have limited access to health and wellness services. In keeping with our core mission and expanded menu of services, we changed our name to Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness in 2015. Today we are a wellness hub, dedicated to removing barriers to better health and wellness for everyone.