ABOUT THE ASN

Mission and Values

Overview

In 1984, the founders of the Access Support Network (ASN) witnessed an urgent need in the community to provide advocacy and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. From then on, the ASN has grown and adapted to the community’s unique needs. In 2001, the SLO Hep C Project was developed, offering support for community members living with hepatitis C. In 2014, the ASN became the first Covered California-certified enrollment entity in San Luis Obispo, helping to ensure that the community had access to affordable health insurance programs. Thanks to the strength and support experienced in SLO County, the ASN was able to expand into Monterey County in 2015, then Santa Barbara County in 2020. Services have also expanded to reflect the agency’s belief in harm reduction as a life-saving tool that prevent disease and drug overdose.

The ASN remains the sole community-based, non-profit organization in San Luis Obispo, Monterey Counties, and Santa Barbara that provides supportive services to residents living with HIV/AIDS, Hep C, and their loved ones. The agency strives to improve its clients’ quality of life and independence by providing support individually and meeting the unmet needs of our community members.

Meet the Team

Our Team Members

The Access Support Network has a passionate team of individuals who are dedicated to serving the community. Meet the team dedicated to helping you navigate your treatment.

About Our Team

Meet the Team Behind ASN that make it happen

Our Impact

Community NEWS

Keep up to date on current events within the agency and community.

Our Community Impact

Steve Weiss AIDS LIVING Memorial Grove​

The Steve Weiss AIDS Living Memorial Grove, a native plant jewel located in El Chorro Regional Park, serves our community as a place of reflection, education, and awareness. Founded in 1994 and home to over 200 native Californian trees, shrubs, and grasses, the Access Support Network continues to develop and maintain the Steve Weiss AIDS Living Memorial Grove on three acres of El Chorro Regional Park.