New Jersey AIDS Services, Inc.
The mission of New Jersey AIDS Services is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV/AIDS crisis by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and community education. It is our vision to help create a community where the social issues related to HIV/AIDS are abundantly met.
In 1990, a young man named Eric Johnson died from AIDS and a community was mobilized into action. In 1994, the Eric Johnson House, a transitional housing program for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS, was dedicated in his memory. While the spotlight on the AIDS pandemic faded over time, the demand for services increased, and in 2009 the organization moved our administrative offices and aftercare programs to a second location. We changed our agency name to New Jersey AIDS Services, Inc. (NJAS) to fully encompass the range of services we now provide. To date, over 220 people have resided in the Eric Johnson House and over 5,000 people have benefitted from the community based and educational programs of New Jersey AIDS Services.