"What AMAAD is seeking to do is near and dear to the organizers, because this is where we spend our daily lives. This is where we do our sleeping, our shopping, our socializing. We are not going "into" South LA, we are already here." - Carl Highshaw, MSW, Founder
To provide essential and support services, community support, resources and referrals, centered around specialized strength-based management services and leadership development with a focus among LGBTQ people of color.
Develop community-based peer driven recovery support networks for Black people and Black LGBTQ+ people in South Los Angeles.
Provide strong, living role models of people of color and to create and maintain community.
AMAAD is committed to highlighting and celebrating healthy living and affirming Black people and other men and women of color.