ACCESS NETWORK INC
5710 N Okatie Hwy
Ste B
Ridgeland SC 29936
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Human Services Agency
Address 5710 N Okatie Hwy
Ste B
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Telephone (843) 379-5600 NA
Fax (843) 379-5601
E-mail gwenbam@aol.com
Projected Annual Revenue $550,000.00 (2015)
Mission Statement ACCESS is an HIV/AIDS Services Organization providing education, counseling, referral, and direct services to persons with HIV Disease and/or their families. The mission of ACCESS also includes delivery of public education programs on HIV prevention as well as individual/group prevention interventions with targeted at-risk populations. As a community-based advocacy organization, ACCESS also works to improve the care and treatment of persons with HIV or AIDS, and promotes the networking of HIV health and human services providers. ACCESS also serves in the capacity of teen pregnancy prevention as well as a homeless initiative designed to help assist the homeless to become effective, independent citizens.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gwen Bampfield MSW, JD
Board Chair Mr. Geist Ussery
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1987
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission ACCESS is an HIV/AIDS Services Organization providing education, counseling, referral, and direct services to persons with HIV Disease and/or their families. The mission of ACCESS also includes delivery of public education programs on HIV prevention as well as individual/group prevention interventions with targeted at-risk populations. As a community-based advocacy organization, ACCESS also works to improve the care and treatment of persons with HIV or AIDS, and promotes the networking of HIV health and human services providers. ACCESS also serves in the capacity of teen pregnancy prevention as well as a homeless initiative designed to help assist the homeless to become effective, independent citizens.
Background ACCESS was formed in 1987 in response to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, serving an initial dozen clients, and more than 500 in the first decade. In the mid-1900s, the focus of ACCESS client services shifted from addressing end of life issues to the challenges of providing services beyond HIV/AIDS to long-term management of what has become a chronic disease, focusing on medical care and treatment, supportive mental health, substance abuse services, housing stabilization, financial sustainability and advocacy. We believe information and education are the foundation for understanding and promoting healthy lifestyles; and that no individual should stand alone when facing significant challenges of life. We work by connecting community, local, state and federal resources in collaborative partnerships to make positive changes in the lives of those we serve. Our advocacy efforts focus on raising awareness about the value and benefit of ACCESS’s programs and services that seek to strengthen our families and communities.
Impact

1.Improved health outcomes for over 80% of all active clients. Two-thirds of active clients have maintained an undectable viral load whereby reducing rates of transmission.

2. Increased positivity rate with targeted HIV rapid testing program (identifying new HIV diagnosis in the geographic service area.

3. 80% of the housing participants maintained or increased their incomes during the current year, 
Needs

We are in need of assistance with providing clients who are homeless with the basic necessities of a home, ie furniture, toiletries, towels, cleaning supplies, etc.  We also have situations that do not fall within the realm of our grant requirements, however situations are at the point of needing immediate assistance. Additional funding would allow us to assist clients with utilities, especially in extreme weather conditions.

Assistance is also needed to increase board of directors and other volunteers that would help with event planning, office support, and food pantry distribution.

CEO/Executive Director Statement The ACCESS Network, Inc. provides an array of services for those living with HIV and their loved ones, whos share their own deciding moments in the hopes of inspiring others. We use use deciding moments in everyday opportunities to take a stand against HIV. Using a each one teach one approach, we can be informed, speak openly correcting misinformation, talking to one another, acting with respect, using condoms, getting tested and treated as needed, and just getting involved.  We learned "what bind us together is greater than what drives us apart."  We cannot solve every problem that walks through our doors but we can and do make a difference in the lives of those who we touch. We empower our clients to have healthly lifestyles so that we all can enjoy a healthy community.
Board Chair Statement Some 30+ years since the first diagnosis, and 28 years since ACCESS was formed, HIV/AIDS has been a personal issue for our clients, their loved ones, volunteers and staff.  More than 40 percent of all Americans and close to 60 percent of Black Americans now know someone who is living with or has died form the dissease, in many instances a family member or close friend.  Here in the Lowcountry too many new infections have occured in just this past year among those 35 and under.  The South has the highest HIV-related death rates in the United States. Yet stigma remains a major contributor to the spread of HIV.  By overcoming the stigma associated with the disease, people are more likely to seek information, speak openly, use protection, get tested and treated, and otherwise act to protect themselves and those they love. ACCESS staff, board, and partners care about the whole person, and healthy lifestyles include stable housing, food security, physical, mental, emotional, financial and spiritual well being. We are indeed making a difference in the lives of others.
Areas of Service
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Colleton, Jasper, Beaufort, Hampton
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Geist Ussery
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Email geistussery@gmail.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Gwen Bampfield Employee/President/CPO
Ms Juanita Boles Hampton County Council on Aging
Ms. Barbara Edwards Community Volunteer
Ms Brenda Hughes Community Volunteer
Mr. Ron Lewis Community Volunteer
Ms. Letisha Scotland Greater Faith International Ministry
Mrs Marion Shumake Retired
Mr. Giest Ussery Community Volunteer
Mrs Tammy Washington Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Brenda DeDecker Community Volunteer
Mr. Jack Hill Community Volunteer
Ms. Beatrice Hudson Community Volunteer
Ms Claudette Humphrey Community Volunteer
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
Reduction in funding, managing operational expenses for multiple locations, increased need for diversification of funding streams and private donations.  Increased neeed for volunteers at varying levels from board members, volunteer coordinator, event planner, public relations and social media skill set, office support staff  and client support staff.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms. Gwen Bampfield MSW, JD
Experience Provided the overall management of the organization for the past 15 years, & the development of relationships with health and human services agencies and organizations in carrying out the agency’s mission to provide housing to the homeless and HIV prevention and education, counseling, referral, and direct services to persons with HIV disease and/or their families, improving the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS.
Former Executive Director/CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Jerry Binns Jan 1987 - July 2001
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Megan Elliott Dir. Oganizational Management
Tawana Folston Director of Care Management
Fred Reed Dir. of Housing
Shedron Williams Director of Prevention & Education Services
Staff
Full Time Staff 10
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 21
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 100%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
 

ACCESS is a member of Beaufort County Human Service Alliance & Community Service Organizations (CSO), both of which are formally recognized collaborations addressing critical needs in our community. ACCESS is also the lead agency for The Low Country HIV CARE & Prevention Partnership, which plans, coordinates, and delivers HIV & STD prevention services to persons at risk for HIV infection, and to coordinate the delivery of medical care and support services to persons with HIV disease in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. Members of the partnership include: Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services(BJH Comp Health), South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC), Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Clinic, Community Long Term Care, Jasper County Schools, RAP (Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy),  Healing Waters Ministry, Church of Psalms, Family Promise and other county faith-based organizations, The Deep Well Project, Technical College of the LowCountry, University of South Carolina, and Bluffton Self Help. ACCESS is a member of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), S.C. Association of Non-Profit Organizations (SCANPO), and the S.C. HIV/AIDS Care Crisis Network, created to mobilize state-wide advocacy and gain sustained support from government, media and local communities concerning the enormous economic impact HIV/AIDS has on state resources. ACCESS’s President/CPO serves as a board member of Low Country Continuum of Care (Housing Coalition) the National Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC), and a member of SCANPO's Knowledge Network Committee.

Programs
Description Prevention Education Interventions, HIV Rapid Testing & Counseling Prevention; Delivery of scientific evidence-based curriculums provided to at risk teens to avoid unintended pregnancies and risk of STDs. 
Budget 39000
Short Term Success Community venues including county jails within the lowcounty counties of Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper, and Hampton. 
Long Term Success Provided confidential HIV Testing & Counseling to  at-risk persons, in order to increase the awareness of disease status and linkage to care and treatment; provides Health Communications and Public Information Interventions to at risk persons throughout the service region.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Annual performance measures conducted with pre and post test counseling, number of tests, and positivity rates during targeted testing.
Description HIV Case management provides one on one assistance to those in our community who are HIV+. Our goal is to access to medical care and treatment and provide supportive services for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to build their capacity to manage and improve health outcomes.
Budget 300000
Short Term Success Increase the access to quality health care and treatment of 90% of all active clients; increase the health outcomes of 75% of all clients served; increase by 10% annually the number of at risk persons that are tested for HIV/AIDS.
Long Term Success Persons living with HIV/AIDS will effectively manage their disease and improve health outcomes as demonstrated by an increase in CD4 counts, and a decrease in viral load thereby decreasing the risk of transmission of the disease to others. Program participants will also remain stably housed with access to community resources and services.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Medical Case Management ensures access to quality health care and treatment. Lab tests monitor changes in CD 4 counts and viral loads; Annual community-based counseling & testing reported.
Description Provide housing, case management, and supportive services to those who individuals who are disabled and homeless.
Budget 512000
Short Term Success Assisted over 100 program participants in our community annually.
Long Term Success Performance measures include housing stability, increasing the percentage of persons who remained in the permanent housing program as of the end of the operating year or existed to permanent housing during the operating year. Increase percentage for persons 18 years or older who maintained or increased their total income from all sources; and increase in percentage of persons 18 through 61 who increased their earned income during the operating year(s).
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Reported annual program outcomes based on performance measures.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $550,000.00
Projected Expenses $540,000.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage (if selected) 0
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$1,408,840$1,253,044$1,045,856
Administration Expense$999$12,993$19,594
Fundraising Expense$13$2,936$1,631
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.060.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%99%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$353,142$335,359$111,982
Current Assets$341,239$327,008$102,752
Long-Term Liabilities$0$1,353$3,528
Current Liabilities$60,979$106,916$34,470
Total Net Assets$292,163$227,090$73,984
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.603.062.98
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%3%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose N/A
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Exempt Sept 2016
Comments
Organization Comments

 A major funding cut is expected in January 2016, reducing our overall agency budget to approximately one-half of what it has been for the past several years. Management is actively seeking additional streams of funding so that the level of services offered in the past can be continued.

Nonprofit ACCESS NETWORK INC
Address 5710 N Okatie Hwy
Ste B
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Primary Phone (843) 379-5600 NA
Contact Email gwenbam@aol.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gwen Bampfield MSW, JD
Board Chair Mr. Geist Ussery
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1987