Abounding Prosperity, Inc. was founded in November 2005 with the express purpose of responding to social and health disparities that continue to have a devastating impact on Black men and their families in Dallas County. Our mission: to provide services that address health, social and economic disparities among Black Americans with a particular emphasis on gay & bisexual men, cisgender women, transgender women, and their families.
Abounding Prosperity, Inc. believes that preventative services are of utmost importance to prevent disease and improve health and the quality of life. Given this, the organization offers an array of program and services targeted to Black gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (BMSM), Black women, and Black male to female Transgender individuals, ages 17 and older. Below is a list of our current programs and services offered, please contact us for more information or how to enroll in one of the programs.
Our community center, located at 1705 Martin Luther King Jr., houses all programs and program staff. In addition to HIV/STI and Hep C screenings, our community center provides a diverse menu of educational and intervention opportunities that range from teaching how to properly use a condom, individual and couples counseling for persons who are either highly-at risk, HIV positive, or in sere-discordant relationship.
We are an agency that believes in the value of Black people, more especially marginalized communities that may be facing oppression from mainstream society. Abounding Prosperity, Incorporated is a place with one fundamental belief...we must do the work for ouselves and generations to come.
We believe Black men who have sex with men lives matter and will work for their health.
The Black community is critical to mobilizing the resources to help us complete our mission.
Provide services that address health, social and economic disparities among Black Americans.
Dallas County is where we started and serves as the nucleus for all programs developed.
We can't wait for others to save our community, it is up to us to save ourselves.
Kirk Myers, Founder/CEO
More than 65,000 people in Texas are known to have HIV. This is an increase of 39% in the seven years between January 2003 and December 2009. Advances in medical care enable people with HIV to stay healthy and survive longer than ever before. The death rate among HIV infected people has decreased dramatically in countries with good access to treatment. In fact, it is nearing the death rate among the general uninfected population.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the largest proportion of HIV cases in Texas is among Blacks. Making up only 11% of the population, they represent 38% of thoses with HIV. The rate of Black Texans living with HIV is over four times the rate for White and Hispanic Texans. Accordingly, 25% of Black Men who have Sex with Men with HIV/AIDS live in four zip codes: 75216, 75231, 75243, and 75215 - all of which are areas targeted by AP, Inc. for HIV outreach and education.
"We can't wait for others to save our community, it is up to us to save ourselves." - says Kirk Myers, CEO - AP Inc.
Many of our programs are funded through the generous donations of our friends and those who care about the health and wellness of Blacks living in Dallas County, Texas.
2019 Goal to Reach